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1956 World (women) chess championship
Compiled by gauer
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This tournament awaits the months and days of the rounds.

Player 1 2 3 Total 1 Olga Rubtsova (Soviet Union) - 4 5 10 2 Elisabeth Bykova (Soviet Union) 3 - 6 9 3 Lyudmila Rudenko (Soviet Union) 2 2 - 4

Held at Moscow, Russia from 22nd August - 23rd September after the 2nd (women's) Candidates tournament at Moscow in October of 1955 (the game Antonia Ivanova vs O Rubtsova, 1955 belongs to that set; the first (women's) Candidates tournament consists of the M Bain vs V Borisenko-Belova, 1952 game, amongst others from October - November, 1952 - also at Moscow).

References: (1) Wikipedia article: Women's World Chess Championship 1956 , (2) Dates from Ken Whyld's <Chess: The records> 1986, Guinness (courtesy of look-up by User: crawfb5 ).

1
E Bykova vs L Rudenko, 1956
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

2
O Rubtsova vs E Bykova, 1956
(C16) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

3
L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova, 1956
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

4
L Rudenko vs E Bykova, 1956
(A16) English, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

5
E Bykova vs O Rubtsova, 1956
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

6
O Rubtsova vs L Rudenko, 1956
(C46) Three Knights, 65 moves, 1-0

7
E Bykova vs L Rudenko, 1956
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 37 moves, 1-0

8
O Rubtsova vs E Bykova, 1956
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

9
L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 65 moves, 1-0

10
L Rudenko vs E Bykova, 1956
(A84) Dutch, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

11
E Bykova vs O Rubtsova, 1956
(B30) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

12
O Rubtsova vs L Rudenko, 1956
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

13
E Bykova vs L Rudenko, 1956
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 83 moves, 1-0

14
O Rubtsova vs E Bykova, 1956
(C13) French, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

15
L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova, 1956
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

16
L Rudenko vs E Bykova, 1956
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 0-1

17
E Bykova vs O Rubtsova, 1956
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

18
O Rubtsova vs L Rudenko, 1956
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 1-0

19
E Bykova vs L Rudenko, 1956
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 71 moves, 0-1

20
O Rubtsova vs E Bykova, 1956 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

21
L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova, 1956 
(B58) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

22
L Rudenko vs E Bykova, 1956
(A16) English, 45 moves, 0-1

23
E Bykova vs O Rubtsova, 1956
(C11) French, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

24
O Rubtsova vs L Rudenko, 1956
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 28 moves, 1-0

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