My name is Sabina Foisor and I am a WGM representing the United States. I was born in Romania to a chess family and learned to play chess at 4 years old. At around 5 and a half y.o I have competed in my first open tournament. Despite not having won any games, I have made up my mind to make a career out of chess, though there were many moments when I struggled. In 1997, I won the European Championship for Girls under 8 years old. In my teens I have won multiple national girls youth championships. In the European scene I triumphed winning medals in Classical,Rapid, Blitz and Solving Problems competitions. At the age of 16 I became a WIM (Woman International Master) and at 18 I received the title of WGM (Woman Grandmaster). I consider the year 2007 to have been the peak of my chess career sharing 5th place at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship from which I qualified for the Women’s World Chess Championship. That same year I was ranked in the top 10 Junior Girls in the World. In 2008 I received a chess scholarship at UMBC and decided to put chess on pause to focus on my studies. I graduated in 2012 with an BA in Modern Languages and Linguistics and in 2014 I received my Masters Degree in Intercultural Communication, specializing in intercultural training. In the beginning of 2009 I started representing the United States and proudly participated in 5 Chess Olympiads and 4 Women’s World Team Championships. My biggest achievement was winning US Women’s Chess Championship in 2017.
In 2020, together with Grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi, we co-authored the book : “Sherlock’s Method” which is meant as a working tool for club players who seek an overarching way to train themselves before tournaments.