| Anastasia Sorokina|| Anastasia Sorokina|
| 26 January 1980 (age 35)
Minsk, Belarus (1980-01-26) |
Woman International Master (WIM) (2001)
Anastasia Sorokina Wikipedia
Anastasia Sorokina (Belarusian: Анастасія Сарокіна; born 26 January 1980 in Minsk, Belarus) is an Australian chess Woman International Master (WIM), International Arbiter and FIDE Trainer.
Sorokina won the Belarus Girl's Chess Championship in her age group eight times (in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2000). She came second in the Belarus Women's Chess Championship in 1998.
Sorokina represented Belarus in two Chess Olympiads in Yerevan 1996, and Elista 1998. She represented Australia in the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvià 2004. Her best result was in 1998 when she scored 5.5/9 for Belarus on the reserve board.
Sorokina became a Woman International Master (WIM) in 2001, a FIDE International Arbiter in 2002, and a FIDE Trainer in 2005.
She has been an arbiter for the Chess Olympiads in Bled 2002, Istanbul 2012, a number of FIDE Grand Prix 2012–13 events, as well as several other major FIDE tournaments.
Sorokina moved to Australia in 2003, and worked as a chess coach in the Queensland School of Chess, and then Chess Kids in Melbourne for a year. She then opened her own chess coaching business "Chess Academy" for several years. She currently lives in Belarus with her family. Her uncle was GM Viktor Kupreichik.