WGM Alisa Maric Appointed in Serbian Government!
WGM/IM Alisa Maric, the famous chess player and former finalist of the World Championship Challenger Match, assumed the post of the Minister of Youth and Sport in the new Serbian Government that sworn in today, according to an update by Chessdom.
The final challenger match between Alisa and Xie Jun was played in Belgrade and Beijing 1991. Xie Jun won 4,5:2,5, got challenge ticket and than took World champion title by winning against the famous Maia Chiburdanidze. Alisa Maric has Ph.D in Economics and she worked as Marketing professor at Megatrend University before being appointed Minister.
She was a member of Presidential Board of Serbian Olympic Committee. Her twin sister Mirjana Maric is also a Woman Grandmaster.
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