Checkmate!

Woman makes move to be the best

Catonsville - Sabina Foisor is going after her Masters at UMBC.  But she is already a Grand Master when it comes to chess.

Taught by her Romanian parents, Sabina has been playing since the age of four. She won her first tournament at the age of eight. Sabina left her homeland to come to the United States on a chess scholarship. UMBC has one of the best in the country. 

Earlier this month, Sabina competed in the US Women's Championship in St. Louis.

"There is a stereotype that men are better players, but I don't want to get into that" said the queen of the board.

But when asked, "Can you beat a man?"  She said quickly, "Yes!"   Her matches are anywhere from 5 to 7 hours.

Sabina exercises her mind and her body getting set for the grueling run for the trophy. 

Once finished up at UMBC, Sabina has plans but wonders if playing chess for money will be her future.

Good luck to Sabina Foisor from Romania, now Catonsville, who is "2 Good 2 Be True."

 

 

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