Vesna Rožič

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Vesna Rožič
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Rožič in 2008
CountrySlovenia
Born23 March 1987
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Died23 August 2013(2013-08-23) (aged 26)
Burghausen, Germany
TitleWoman International Master (2006)
Peak Elo rating2310 (July 2011)

Vesna Rožič (23 March 1987 – 23 August 2013) was a Slovenian chess player. She was awarded the title of Woman International Master (WIM) by FIDE in April 2006.[1] Rožič was ranked the second best Slovenian female chess player, after Anna Muzychuk. She won the Slovenian women's championship in 2007 and 2010. In 2007, Rožič also became the Mediterranean women's champion in Antalya.[2] In team events, she represented Slovenia in four Women's Chess Olympiads (2002, 2008, 2010 and 2012), four Women's European Team Chess Championships (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011), six Women's Mitropa Cups (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012)[3] and four European Girls U18 Team Championships (2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004). In the Women's Mitropa Cup, she won two team gold (in 2005 and 2006), four team silver (in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012) and two individual gold medals (in 2006 and 2012).

Rožič frequently played Queen's Pawn Game with White and French Defence with Black pieces.[4]

Rožič died from peritoneal cancer on 23 August 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Titles Approved by FIDE Presidential Board, Al Ain 2006 FIDE. Retrieved 24 October 2015
  2. ^ 2nd Mediterranean Individual Chess Championships. Mediterranean Chess Association.
  3. ^ a b "Slovenian WIM Vesna Rozic dies at 26". ChessBase. 2013-08-24. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  4. ^ Vesna Rozic chess games and profile at Chess-DB.com

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