Almira Skripchenko(1976) , is a Moldovan-French chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster. She won the European Women’s Individual Chess Championship in 2001, and is a six-time French Women’s Chess Champion.
She was crowned World Under-16 girls champion in 1992 at Duisburg, Germany and in 1993, she took the bronze medal at the World Under-18 girls championship.
She moved to France in 1997. She won the Women’s European Individual Chess Championship in 2001.
In 2004, she won the North Urals Cup, the second international super-tournament for female chess players. In 2005, she won the Accentus Ladies Tournament in Biel. Skripchenko reached the quarter-finals at the Women’s World Chess Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2010.
She has represented France in tournaments since 2002. She competed in the Men’s French Individual Championship (2002, 2003) and won the Ladies’ French Chess Championship in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2015. Her career victories also include five European Club Cup victories with Cercle d’échecs de Monte-Carlo (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013).
Almira Skripchenko has taken part in several Chess Olympiads (with Moldova and France), playing on her team’s top board.
Analysis by FIDE Master and FIDE Trainer Amador González de la Nava