By Maydaa Abo El-Nadar
Romania will be presented at the Women’s World Chess Championship by 49 years-old chess player, Cristina Adela Foișor.
The championship is taking place in the Iranian capital, Tehran, from 10 February until 5 March.
Foișor won the Romanian Chess Champions three consecutive years; this was in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Foișor has a daughter called Sabina Francesca Foișor, who followed her mother’s path as a chess player.
The 27 year-old daughter, represented Romania at the European Youth Chess Championship, which took place in 2003 in the Montenegrin city of Budva; in 2004 in the Turkish city of Ürgüp; and in 2007 in the Croatian city of Šibenik.
At the 2003 European Youth Chess Championship, the daughter won bronze at the under 14 years’ girls competition. She also won bronze at the under 16 years’ girls competition, which was part of the 2004 European Chess Youth Championship. By 2007, her performance improved and she was the runner-up of the under 18 years’ girls competition, thus she won silver at the 2007 European Youth Chess Championship.