043 The Romanian-American Powerhouse: WGM Sabina Foisor

Nov 22, 2022

Born in Romania.

Daughter of two International Masters.

The young chess star, WGM Sabina Foisor, moved to America as a young adult and conquered the women’s chess scene by winning the 2017 US Women’s Championship.

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • What it’s like growing up in a chess family with high expectations for success.
  • The emotional journey of preparing & competing for the 2017 US Women’s Championship while her mother became seriously ill.
  • Improvement questions on pawn structures, the “right time” to trade queens, and creating an opening repertoire that excites you.
  • The surprising career Sabina would’ve attempted if not for chess.

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