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Georgian women are unsurpassed chess players

2010-08-18 14:05

Nona Gaprindashvili, the "legend of chess", the 5-time champion of Georgia, won the VII memorial of Georgi Marx, held in Paks [Hungary] - Novosti-Gruzia.


Six chess players from various countries participated; two rounds were held. 

Gaprindashvili lost only one game - to Ildiko Madl [Hungarian school of chess], though requited for it in the same round. She won four games, 5 ended in draw, and therefore gained 6.5 points.  Tatiana Kononenko [Ukraine] scored the same, but proceeding from additional parameters, the first place was given to the Georgian.

Other tournament participants: Lolita Galoyan [Armnia]; Szidonia Vaida, and Lili Toth [both Hungarian].

Nona Gaprindashvli has the rating of 2348 points, has played since the age of 5. Now she the 5-time champion of the world, and the first woman granted the title of grand master among men  (in 1978). In 1969 and 1972 she won the Cup of European Champions, 10 times she won women's Chess Olympiads [in 1963-1986]. Gaprindashvili also won over 20 international women's tournaments, successfully played in men's ones. She is the first owner of the Chess Oscar [awarded in 1982].

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