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Irina Levitina
  
Number of games in database: 112
Years covered: 1969 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2405

Overall record: +38 -38 =36 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B30 B35 B97 B34 B70
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A41 A45
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E17
 Sicilian Dragon (4) 
    B35 B34 B70
 English (4) 
    A15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B46 B57 B40 B67 B58
 French Defense (8) 
    C03 C01 C15 C00
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A70 A67 A56 A58 A61
 Bogo Indian (5) 
    E11
 French Tarrasch (5) 
    C03
 King's Indian (5) 
    E94 E73 E98
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Levitina vs Goltsova, 1978 1-0
   N Alexandria vs Levitina, 1975 0-1
   N Alexandria vs Levitina, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Levitina vs B Marinello, 1994 1-0

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1983 (women's) World Championship semi-final by gauer
   1983 (women's) World championship quarter-final by gauer

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IRINA LEVITINA
(born Jun-08-1954, 62 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
Irina Solomonova Levitina was born in Leningrad, USSR. Awarded the titles of WIM in 1972 and WGM in 1976, she was World Women's Championship Challenger in 1984. She's also been USSR Women's Champion in 1971, 1978 (jointly), 1979 and 1980-81. US Champion in 1991, 1992 and 1993. She has stopped playing chess and plays bridge now. In contract bridge she has been five times World Champion.

Wikipedia article: Irina Levitina


 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 112  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Levitina vs L Semenova 0-127 1969 URS-chTB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. C Kuperman vs Levitina  0-139 1969 URS-chT U18A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
3. E Epstein vs Levitina  0-146 1969 URS-chT U18B53 Sicilian
4. Levitina vs Tagere  1-037 1969 URS-chT U18B30 Sicilian
5. A Kushnir vs Levitina  1-035 1970 URS-ch (Women)A27 English, Three Knights System
6. Levitina vs K Eretova  1-038 1970 Leningrad-PragueC48 Four Knights
7. E Pritchard vs Levitina 0-140 1972 5th olw final AB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. V Kozlovskaya vs Levitina  0-142 1974 Candidates Semi-final MatchA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. N Alexandria vs Levitina  ½-½41 1975 Moscow cf (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
10. Levitina vs N Alexandria  1-037 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. N Alexandria vs Levitina  ½-½46 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Levitina vs N Alexandria  ½-½41 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
13. N Alexandria vs Levitina  ½-½25 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B40 Sicilian
14. Levitina vs N Alexandria  ½-½62 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. N Alexandria vs Levitina  ½-½55 1975 Moscow cf (Women)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
16. Levitina vs N Alexandria  ½-½62 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
17. N Alexandria vs Levitina  ½-½47 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B40 Sicilian
18. N Gaprindashvili vs Levitina  1-036 1975 Olympiad URSB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. Levitina vs N Alexandria  ½-½47 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
20. N Alexandria vs Levitina 0-160 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. Levitina vs N Alexandria  0-150 1975 Moscow cf (Women)C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
22. N Alexandria vs Levitina  1-034 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. N Alexandria vs Levitina  1-036 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Levitina vs N Alexandria  1-040 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
25. N Alexandria vs Levitina  1-061 1975 Moscow cf (Women)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-16-06  SickedChess: quoted from New In Chess:
<"Mixed talents are a rarity. Or should we speak of one talent exploited twice if a player excels in both chess and bridge? Genna Sosonko portrays Irina Levitina, who after she had played for the world championship in women's chess in 1984, became bridge world champion 18 years later.">

Mar-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: I believe Bridge attracted a number of well known players. Lasker, Capablanca, Alyekin, Sir George Thomas, Korchnoi and Karpov I've heard all played. The last two sometimes partnered one another.
Jun-08-06  BIDMONFA: Irina Levitina

LEVITINA, Irina S.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/levitina_ir...
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Jul-01-06  alexapple: Levitina won gold in 2006 Bridge world championship in women's pairs in Italy (together with Kerri Sanborn)!
Jun-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: The story on Levitina mentioned by <SickedChess> was included in Sosonko's most recent collection <Smart Chip in St. Petersburg>. One of the points that Levitina mentions is that it is not as hard for an older player to compete at the top level in bridge as in chess.
Jun-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: During the sixties and seventies bridge was very popular among top chess players; in those days you could play at the top level without having to spend as much time keeping up with theory as you do now. J.H. Donner once wrote an amusing account of a tournament where he and most of the other participants played mostly short draws (much to the consternation of the organizers), so that they could concentrate on their bridge games.
Jun-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: I also believe it was the thrashing by Fischer over Gil Ramirez, that led him to a career in bridge. Ramirez was an up and coming junior talent until he ran into Bobby.
Jun-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: So do we have "vice versa"?..who were the top bridge players who dabbled into chess?....Omar Shariff still has his column in newspapers, does he play chess?
Jun-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Joshka> For bridge players who dabbled in chess, Alan Fraser Truscott springs to mind.
Jun-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Joshka> For bridge players who dabbled in chess, Alan Fraser Truscott springs to mind.
Jun-11-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: I have never tried to learn bridge, really have never much cared for card games, maybe that's my hangup. Also from what I have read, bridge is a partner type of game, so really it is not an individual type of endeavor....if I ever were to get involved with a card game, seems like poker would suit me better, as it's still a solo effort against others....but there must be some attraction in bridge that I'm missing....any help would be appreciated, thanks!
Nov-25-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irina_...
Jun-08-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Breunor: Peter Lee was a top bridge and chess player.

As usual, Edward Winter has something to say onthe subject:

http://chesshistory.com/winter/extr...

Mar-25-11  BLarsen1967: Irina L. at 17,winner of the 1971 USSR Champ.(w)
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