Galliamova, Alisa (RUS)Born on January 18, 1972. She was the Under 16 Girls’ World Champion and won the Junior World Championship(Under 20) twice.
In 1990, She became a Women’s Grandmaster.
December 1997, she won the Women's World Championship Candidates' Tournament.
August 1998, she forfeited the Candidates’ Final match against Xie Jun.
In 1999, because Zsuzsa Polgar refused to defend her World Champion title, Galliamova got a chance to play for the World Champion title against Xie Jun.
Her latest rating is 2560.
Galliamova and Xie Jun have played 5 times before, with Galliamova leading +2=2-1.
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