Yelizaveta (Liza) Orlova

Photo: Hart House, Toronto, 2008. Copyright 2008 by the photographer David Cohen.

Liza is the player on this year’s squad that I know the least about. She is turning 16 this year and is on the rise. Her current CFC rating is at an all-time high of 2040, making her slightly higher rated than Iulia. From what I do know about Liza, she is a very competitive fighter who does not give up. A good trait for team events, where teammates can gain a boost off each other. This tournament should be a good test for Liza on the world stage. Liza seems to have played (and won) every Canadian girl youth event imaginable. People do not realize the environment that is present at an Olympiad, and they can’t, until they play in one. This will be a good test for the youngster. Khanty-Mansiysk will be Liza’s first Olympiad, but she has played on the world stage before at some WYCC. She will be playing on board four. I am sure Liza will take on the challenge heads on!

  • 2010 Selected Canada’s Olympiad Women’s Team
  • 2008 9th place, World Youth Under-14 Girls Championship
  • 2008 Canadian Girls Under-14 Champion
  • 2008 Ontario Girls Under-16 Champion
  • 2008 Canadian Junior Girl Champion
  • 2007 Canadian Girls Under-14 Champion
  • 2006 Ontario Girls Grade 6 Champion
  • 2006 Ontario Girls Under-12 Champion
  • 2005 Canadian Girls Under-12 Champion
  • 2005 Ontario Girls Under-12 Champion
  • 2004 Ontario Girls Under-10 Champion

Copyright David Cohen 2000-10.


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