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IM Alina Kashlinskaya

Alina Kashlinskaya
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Full name
Alina Anatolyevna Kashlinskaya
Oct 28, 1993 (age 30)‎
Place of birth
Moscow, Russia



Alina Kashlinskaya is a Polish-Russian international master and the 2019 European Women’s Individual Chess Champion. In May 2022, she switched federations from Russia to Poland.

Earlier in her career, she won silver at the 2003 Under-10 European Girls Youth Chess Championship and the 2011 Under-18 World Girls Youth Chess Championship before winning the Russian Junior Girls Championship in 2013. She won the top women’s prize in the 2018 Isle of Man tournament, while her husband, GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek, won the overall event. Kashlinskaya reached the finals of the inaugural IM Not a GM Speed Chess Championship in 2020.

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