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Esther Danilovna Epstein
Number of games in database: 71
Years covered: 1968 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2195
Highest rating achieved in database: 2199
Overall record: +19 -32 =20 (40.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-10-1954, 64 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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WIM (1972) Esther Epstein is the wife of Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov and was US Women's Champion in 1991 and 1997.

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Last updated: 2018-03-16 14:42:34

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Ladanyike-Karakas vs E D Epstein  1-0291968URS-HUNB44 Sicilian
2. E D Epstein vs Levitina  0-1461969URS-chT U18B53 Sicilian
3. E D Epstein vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0381980URS-ch40 (Women)C82 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. V Borisenko-Belova vs E D Epstein 0-1101981USSRC41 Philidor Defense
5. N Strizak vs E D Epstein  0-1491990Chess Olympiad (Women)B44 Sicilian
6. Zsofia Polgar vs E D Epstein 1-0461990Chess Olympiad (Women)B83 Sicilian
7. E D Epstein vs K Agrawal  1-0341990Chess Olympiad (Women)B32 Sicilian
8. A Hahn vs E D Epstein  ½-½212000ch-USA WomenA37 English, Symmetrical
9. E Groberman vs E D Epstein  1-0402000ch-USA WomenB06 Robatsch
10. E D Epstein vs J Shahade  1-0842000ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. S Burtman vs E D Epstein  0-1372000ch-USA WomenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. E D Epstein vs O Sagalchik  0-1402000ch-USA WomenB01 Scandinavian
13. J Frenklakh vs E D Epstein  ½-½512000ch-USA WomenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E D Epstein vs S H Airapetian  ½-½492000ch-USA WomenC45 Scotch Game
15. Y Gorlin vs E D Epstein  0-1462000ch-USA WomenB27 Sicilian
16. E D Epstein vs C Baginskaite  0-1612000ch-USA WomenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Ashley vs E D Epstein  1-0552001Foxwoods OpenB06 Robatsch
18. R Musicant vs E D Epstein  0-1272001US OpenB27 Sicilian
19. J Donaldson vs E D Epstein  ½-½472001US OpenA15 English
20. Bisguier vs E D Epstein ½-½242001US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. E D Epstein vs K Gasser  1-0282001US OpenB01 Scandinavian
22. E D Epstein vs Nakamura  ½-½272001US OpenB50 Sicilian
23. J Readey vs E D Epstein  1-0542001US OpenA15 English
24. R Rubenchik vs E D Epstein  1-0352001US OpenE15 Queen's Indian
25. Igor Ivanov vs E D Epstein  1-0342002ch-USAA00 Uncommon Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-16-05  pazzed paun: <> just to pick a few nits -The E. Epstein vs. Fine 1945 probaly is not the same Esther Epstein that plays in the 21st century U.S. women's championship.
Mar-03-06  Karpova:
Mar-03-06  hitman84: <Karpova>Hey how do you know so many players ? do you know or seen them in person ? ie are you a serious chess player or just a chess fantic like me :)
Mar-03-06  Karpova: no, they just participate in the US Championship (2006). well, you are understating by calling yourself <just a chess fanatic>. you seem to be quite strong!
Mar-03-06  hitman84: <you seem to be quite strong!>does this mean you have my pic too :-/

oh.. thx, You mean my chess playing strength :)

I play only 2-3 tourneys/year :(

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  patzer2: Here at is a bit of biography on Esther Epstein, who according to this source is the wife of U.S. Grandmaster Alexander Ivanov.
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