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Nava Starr
Number of games in database: 66
Years covered: 1976 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2127 (2117 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2208
Overall record: +29 -20 =17 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C00 French Defense (7 games)
B01 Scandinavian (6 games)
B06 Robatsch (5 games)
C47 Four Knights (4 games)
C41 Philidor Defense (4 games)
A04 Reti Opening (4 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (4 games)
A25 English (3 games)
C42 Petrov Defense (3 games)
C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense (2 games)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad (Women)
   N Starr vs Y Makhlouf (Aug-11-14) 1/2-1/2
   Tilsia Carolin Varela La Madrid vs N Starr (Aug-10-14) 0-1
   N Starr vs Y Rivera Negron (Aug-09-14) 1-0
   K Novak vs N Starr (Aug-05-14) 1-0
   N Starr vs Luzia Pires (Aug-04-14) 0-1

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(born Apr-04-1949, 70 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality Canada)

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Nava (Shterenberg) Starr won her (women's) IM title in 1978. She qualified for the Canadian team shortly after moving with her current husband to Canada in October of 1975, later qualifying for another dozen Women's Olympiads (1976-84, 1988, 1992-6, 2002-6), mainly at 1st board. The team won 1st place in the B group in 1976 and played again for Canada in the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014) (score: +2-3=1) at the reserve board.

Some recent major team events of hers were 37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006) , 36th Olympiad, Women (2004) and Olympiad, women (2002) - accumulating 73 wins, 32 losses, and 42 draws throughout her Olympiad representation.

She represented Canada at the Women's World Championship 2001 (finished 0-2 versus Corina-Isabela Peptan in the 1st round), at the Women's Interzonal (1978, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1993) and became Canadian Women's Champion 8 times (1978, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2001).

References: (team chess catalog), (Canadian zone site), Wikipedia article: Women%27s World Chess Championship 2001, Wikipedia article: Nava Starr.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Starr vs C Vreeken-Bouwman  ½-½271976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C45 Scotch Game
2. N Starr vs A Lizares  1-0301976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C00 French Defense
3. H Brunker vs N Starr  0-1551976Haifa Olympiad (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. N Starr vs N Tagnon  ½-½571976Haifa Olympiad (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
5. N Hoiberg vs N Starr  0-1261976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
6. E Soppe vs N Starr  0-1561976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
7. Pirkko Pihlajamaki vs N Starr  0-1561976Haifa Olympiad (Women)A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
8. A Merciai vs N Starr  0-1281976Haifa Olympiad (Women)A27 English, Three Knights System
9. N Starr vs L Herrera  1-0271976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C00 French Defense
10. M Watai vs N Starr 0-1471976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
11. N Starr vs Gordana Markovic  ½-½441978Olympiad (Women) Qualifying Group 3B22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. J Richmond vs N Starr  1-0291978Olympiad (Women) Qualifying Group 3C41 Philidor Defense
13. Ligia Maria de Abreu Carvalho vs N Starr  1-0261980Chess Olympiad (Women)C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
14. P Cramling vs N Starr 0-1261982Chess Olympiad (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
15. S C Kummerfeld vs N Starr  0-1431984Chess Olympiad (Women)C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
16. Chiburdanidze vs N Starr  ½-½251984Chess Olympiad (Women)B01 Scandinavian
17. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Starr  1-0531990Kuala Lumpur Interzonal (Women)A60 Benoni Defense
18. N Starr vs N Gaprindashvili  0-1431990Kuala Lumpur Interzonal (Women)A04 Reti Opening
19. N Starr vs A Wong  ½-½231992Chess Olympiad (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
20. N Starr vs B Marinello  ½-½401993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)C00 French Defense
21. H Brodie vs N Starr 0-1331995Toronto OpenC25 Vienna
22. N Khoudgarian vs N Starr  1-0202000Women's Ch.B01 Scandinavian
23. V Baltgailis vs N Starr  0-1232001zt 2.2 ch-CAN WomenA20 English
24. N Starr vs J Trottier 1-0382001zt 2.2 ch-CAN WomenB01 Scandinavian
25. D Khaziyeva vs N Starr  0-1612001zt 2.2 ch-CAN WomenA48 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  whiteshark: <Nava (Sterenberg) Starr (born Riga, Latvia, <April 4, 1949>) is one of the top female chess players in Canada.

She is an eight-time Canadian Ladies' champion, and a Women's International Master (WIM). She has represented Canada 12 times in chess Olympiads, and six times in World Championships.>


Aug-10-14  dumbgai: Eight-time national champion loses in 8 moves to an 11 year old rated 1500:

N Starr vs Luzia Pires, 2014

Aug-10-14  Dr. Overlord: She had a son. She called him Ringo.
Hehehehehehe, I'm so funny.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Played an event or two with this lady many years ago and she was, and remains, quite a competent player. Not sure what the point is of the above post--we have all had lapses and I am sure no-one feels worse about it than she, given the event.
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