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Marina Makropoulou (Greek: Μαρίνα Μακροπούλου; née Marina Pogorevici, born 3 December 1960, Ploiești) is a Romanian and Greek chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM, 1982). She is a Romanian Women's Chess Champion (1984) and nine time Greek Women's Chess Champion (1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011).

Marina Makropoulou
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Marina Makropoulou in 2008
Full nameMarina Pogorevici
Country Romania
 Greece
Born (1960-12-03) 3 December 1960 (age 58)
Ploiești, Romania
TitleWoman Grandmaster (1982)


BiographyEdit

Daughter of Romanian Women's Chess Champion Maria Albuleț, she learned to play at the age of ten. In the early 1980s she was one of the leading Romanian chess players. In the Romanian Women's Chess Championships she won three medals: gold (1984) and two silver (1980, 1983)[1]. In 1981, in Bydgoszcz she won the World Chess Championship Zonal tournament and got the right to play in the Interzonal Tournament, where ranked in the 7th place in 1982. In 1982, she awarded the FIDE International Woman grandmaster (WGM) title. Was the first Romanian chess player who receive this title.

In 1987, she married and moved to Greek citizenship. She nine times won at the Greek Women Chess Championships (1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011)[2]. In 1990, she participated in her second Interzonal Tournament, where ranked in the 13th place[3]. The winner of many International Women's chess tournaments, including four wins in Athens tournament Acropolis (1982, 1987, 1988, 1991) and Guingamp (2005)[4].

Marina Makropoulou played for Romania and Greece in the Women's Chess Olympiads:[5]

Marina Makropoulou played for Greece in the European Team Chess Championships:[6]

  • In 1992, at first board in the 1st European Team Chess Championship (women) in Debrecen (+2, =3, -2),
  • In 1997, at second board in the 2nd European Team Chess Championship (women) in Pula (+3, =2, -3),
  • In 1999, at second board in the 3rd European Team Chess Championship (women) in Batumi (+2, =1, -3),
  • In 2001, at second board in the 4th European Team Chess Championship (women) in León (+3, =2, -2),
  • In 2003, at second board in the 5th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Plovdiv (+2, =2, -2),
  • In 2005, at third board in the 6th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Gothenburg (+3, =3, -3),
  • In 2007, at third board in the 7th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Heraklion (+3, =4, -2),
  • In 2009, at third board in the 8th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Novi Sad (+2, =2, -4),
  • In 2011, at third board in the 9th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Porto Carras (+0, =2, -4),
  • In 2013, at third board in the 10th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Warsaw (+1, =3, -4).

Marina Makropoulou played for Greece in the World Team Chess Championship:[7]

  • In 2011, at second board in the 3rd Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015 in Mardin (+2, =4, -3).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nicolae, Zidaru. "Federaţia Română de Şah: Prezentare". www.frsah.ro.
  2. ^ ΑΤΟΜΙΚΟ ΠΡΩΤΑΘΛΗΜΑ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΩΝ
  3. ^ "1990 Genting Interzonal Tournament : World Chess Championship (women)". www.mark-weeks.com.
  4. ^ Administrator. "Troisieme Breizh MIF April 2005 France FIDE Chess Tournament report". ratings.fide.com.
  5. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: Women's Chess Olympiads :: Marina Makropoulou". www.olimpbase.org.
  6. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: European Women's Team Chess Championship :: Marina Makropoulou". www.olimpbase.org.
  7. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: World Women's Team Chess Championship :: Marina Makropoulou". www.olimpbase.org.

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