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Kira Zvorykina
Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1954 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2056
Highest rating achieved in database: 2109
Overall record: +23 -12 =17 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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KIRA ZVORYKINA
(born Sep-29-1919, died Sep-05-2014, 94 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Kira Alexeyevna Zvorykina was born in Nikolayev, Ukraine (formerly USSR) and married Alexey Suetin. Awarded the WIM title in 1952 and the WGM title in 1977, she was Women's World Championship Challenger in 1960. She was also USSR Women's champion in 1951, 1953 and 1956. Belarusian champion (w) in 1960, 1973 and 1975.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 52  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P A Sunnucks vs K Zvorykina  ½-½52 1954 ENG-URSB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. K Zvorykina vs O Ignatieva  1-078 1954 URS-chTD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. K Zvorykina vs L Rudenko  ½-½41 1954 URS-chTE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
4. K Zvorykina vs P A Sunnucks  1-031 1954 ENG-URSB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
5. K Zvorykina vs Zezina  1-035 1954 URS-chTE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
6. K Zvorykina vs M Lauberte  ½-½87 1954 URS-chTB56 Sicilian
7. K Holuj vs K Zvorykina  0-138 1955 BLR-POL mA07 King's Indian Attack
8. K Zvorykina vs Tal 0-139 1955 VilniusC28 Vienna Game
9. K Zvorykina vs K Holuj  1-034 1955 BLR-POL mB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. Suetin vs K Zvorykina 1-021 1957 Ch URS (1/4 final)A00 Uncommon Opening
11. Gipslis vs K Zvorykina  1-051 1957 Ch URS (1/4 final)C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
12. K Zvorykina vs Gladkov 1-025 1958 White Russian ChC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
13. K Zvorykina vs E Bykova 0-144 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC16 French, Winawer
14. E Bykova vs K Zvorykina ½-½77 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC78 Ruy Lopez
15. E Ladanyike-Karakas vs K Zvorykina  ½-½17 1959 Candidates Tournament (Women)C47 Four Knights
16. K Zvorykina vs E Bykova 1-038 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB07 Pirc
17. E Bykova vs K Zvorykina  1-044 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE15 Queen's Indian
18. K Zvorykina vs E Bykova  1-077 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
19. K Zvorykina vs E Bykova ½-½60 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. E Bykova vs K Zvorykina  1-057 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
21. K Zvorykina vs E Bykova ½-½62 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC11 French
22. O Rubtsova vs K Zvorykina 0-135 1959 Candidates Tournament (Women)B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
23. K Zvorykina vs I Golyak  1-020 1959 URS-chTB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
24. E Bykova vs K Zvorykina  ½-½64 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. K Zvorykina vs E Bykova  ½-½41 1959 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-27-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Borisenko - Zvorikina, USSR, 1962.

W = Kf4; Pa3, c3. b3, g4
B = Kg6; Pa5, b5, d4
Black to play...

This is the coolest pawn-ending I ran into lately. At a superficial glance, Black position looks holess. But it is not hopeless at all!

1...a4!! 2.Ke4 b4! 3.Kxd4 bxa3 4.Kc3 Kg5 5.d4 Kxg4 0:1.

Sep-17-06  percyblakeney: Zvorikina (or is it Zvorykina?) may be 87 years old, but she's still playing rated games and is 2071 at the moment. In 1959 she had 2.5-2.5 in the title match but missed the win in game 6 and eventually failed to become World Champion: E Bykova vs K Zvorykina, 1959
Sep-29-06  BIDMONFA: Kira Zvorykina

ZVORYKINA, Kira
http://www.bidmonfa.com/zvorykina_k...
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Mar-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kira_Z...

Zvorykina married grandmaster and chess trainer Alexey Suetin and together they had a son, Aleksandr, born 1951.

Dec-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Oliveira: <Gypsy> Yeah, that was a really cool round-off.

V. Borisenko - K. Zvorykina, USSR, 1962 - Black to play


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Sep-06-14  stanleys: Sad news: Kira Alekseyevna Zvorykina has died yesterday :( R.I.P
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