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Martha Fierro

Martha Fierro Baquero, 2010
Full name Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero
Country Ecuador
Born September 6, 1977
Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
Title International master
Woman Grandmaster
Peak rating 2411 (April 2009)

Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero (born September 6, 1977 in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA) is an Ecuadorian chess player holding the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster. She also holds the FIDE Trainer title, acquired after successful examination at the FIDE Seminar for Coaches in Vung Tau, Vietnam on 29.10.2008. She won the American Continental Women's Chess Championship in 2009.

Fierro has been Ecuador's strongest female chess player for many years, and has represented Ecuador in ten biennial Chess Olympiads from 1994 to 2012; in 1998 she played in the open section (with both male and female players), while in the other editions she took part in the women's tournament. Her best results were when she scored 9.5/13 in the 1996 Women's Chess Olympiad in Yerevan, and 7.5/8 in the 2008 Women's Chess Olympiad in Dresden, to win the silver medal on board 1 on both occasions.

She won twice the Pan American Under-18 Girls Championship (in 1994 and 1995) and three times the Pan American Under-20 Girls Championship (in 1995, 1996 and 1997).

She is a frequent visitor to the United States and has a second home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today she lives with her mother in Ecuador, and in addition to her professional chess competition, Fierro has worked as a chess journalist. Fierro is the Secretary for the FIDE Commission for Women's Chess (WOM).