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Rachel Crotto
Number of games in database: 12
Years covered: 1976 to 1980
Last FIDE rating: 2135
Overall record: +6 -2 =4 (66.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-25-1958, 60 years old) United States of America

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She is a WIM. US Women's Champion in 1977, 1978 (= Diane Savereide ) and 1979. She played in her first U.S. Women's Championship at the age of 12.

Last updated: 2016-10-13 00:25:16

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Crotto vs M Garcia Padron  1-0391976Haifa Olympiad (Women)B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Hannelore Weichert Jorger vs R Crotto  1-0411976Haifa Olympiad (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
3. R Crotto vs S Jackson  ½-½451976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C30 King's Gambit Declined
4. A Naepfer vs R Crotto  0-1591976Haifa Olympiad (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
5. Hannelore Weichert Jorger vs R Crotto  ½-½261976Haifa Olympiad (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
6. R Crotto vs A Lizares  1-0331976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C05 French, Tarrasch
7. R Crotto vs M Mott-McGrath  1-0451976Haifa Olympiad (Women)B06 Robatsch
8. R Crotto vs Kathleen Hindle 1-0141976Haifa Olympiad (Women)B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
9. C Vreeken-Bouwman vs R Crotto  1-0341976Haifa Olympiad (Women)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
10. R Crotto vs B Burchardt-Hofmann  ½-½101980BydgoszczB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. Kasparov vs R Crotto ½-½231980Bydgoszczy simulB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
12. N Gaprindashvili vs R Crotto 0-1421980Chess Olympiad (Women)B44 Sicilian
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Jul-23-07  Petrosianic: Nothing much on Crotto. She was a three-time US Women's Champion (1977, 1978, 1979). In 1979, she won with an eye-popping 10- score, though apparently she was the only one in the tournament with an Expert's rating (2051 as of 12/78).

Not sure what happened to her, she sort of disappeared after 1980.

Dec-13-12  happyjuggler0: She won the silver medal for 4th board at the 1984 Thessaloniki Olympiad.

Dec-13-12  happyjuggler0: Here is some more info on her. It is the English translation of what looks like a German wikipedia page.

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  perfidious: <happyjuggler0> Seeing the photograph from Lucerne 1982 brings back memories.

Diana Lanni, playing second board, is someone whom <Phony Benoni> likely remembers, as I believe she also hailed from Michigan. Seems to me she got as high as ~2100 in the early-mid 1980s, though fell back at the end of her playing days.

Crotto's game with Kasparov is from a simultaneous held during the women's event in Poland 1980s. Time for a correction.

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  HeMateMe: I vaguely remember her playing in womens olympiads.
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