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Olga Rubtsova
O Rubtsova 
Photograph courtesy of ICCF.  
Number of games in database: 81
Years covered: 1936 to 1980

Overall record: +35 -28 =18 (54.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B67 B28 B76 B56 B90
 French Defense (4) 
    C16 C13 C08 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B22 B31 B40 B77 B62
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C61 C98 C82
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Rubtsova vs N Hruskova-Belska, 1950 1-0
   M T Mora Iturralde vs O Rubtsova, 1950 0-1
   C Chaude de Silans vs O Rubtsova, 1949 1/2-1/2
   L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova, 1956 0-1
   O Rubtsova vs M Karff, 1950 1-0

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1956 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   0 -- 000 temp 49/50 WWCC by crawfb5
   1949-50 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   1971 Ohrid (women's) Interzonal by gauer

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(born Aug-20-1909, died Dec-13-1994, 85 years old) Russia
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Olga Nikolayevna Rubtsova was born in Moscow, Russia. She was awarded the titles of WIM in 1950, WGM in 1976 and IMC in 1973. She was Women's World Championship Challenger in 1949/50, and she won the Women's World Championship in 1956 and held it until 1958, when she lost to Elisaveta Bykova.

She was Women's World Correspondence Champion in 1972 and was 2nd in 1977. Her achievements also include the USSR Women's title which she won in 1927, 1931 and 1937. She is the only person to become World Champion in both over-the-board and correspondence chess. She was married to Isaak Mazel and WGM Elena Fatalibekova is her daughter.

Wikipedia article: Olga Rubtsova

Last updated: 2016-08-20 05:02:51

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 81  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Konstantinopolsky vs O Rubtsova 1-044 1936 Trade UnionsA15 English
2. S Belavenets vs O Rubtsova 1-030 1936 Trade UnionsD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. O Rubtsova vs M Yudovich Sr. 0-124 1936 Trade UnionsE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
4. O Rubtsova vs S Rozental 0-136 1936 Trade UnionsD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. O Rubtsova vs S Pimenov 0-124 1936 Trade UnionsA98 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with Qc2
6. Panov vs O Rubtsova 1-031 1936 Trade UnionsB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
7. O Rubtsova vs Keller-Hermann  ½-½21 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. C Chaude de Silans vs O Rubtsova ½-½54 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. M T Mora Iturralde vs O Rubtsova  0-133 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
10. O Rubtsova vs M Karff 1-042 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. J Langos vs O Rubtsova 0-139 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. F Heemskerk vs O Rubtsova  1-054 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. O Rubtsova vs G Gresser  1-043 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA28 English
14. E Bykova vs O Rubtsova  0-141 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. O Rubtsova vs R Hermanowa  ½-½25 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD85 Grunfeld
16. O Rubtsova vs I Larsen  1-029 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB15 Caro-Kann
17. C Benini vs O Rubtsova ½-½76 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. O Rubtsova vs N Hruskova-Belska 1-032 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC10 French
19. O Rubtsova vs E Tranmer  ½-½31 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. V Borisenko-Belova vs O Rubtsova 0-161 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
21. L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova  1-058 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA22 English
22. A Ivanova vs O Rubtsova  0-133 1955 Candidate tournament (women)D94 Grunfeld
23. E Bykova vs O Rubtsova  0-162 1956 wcc (women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. O Rubtsova vs L Rudenko  1-041 1956 wcc (women)B07 Pirc
25. E Bykova vs O Rubtsova  ½-½53 1956 wcc (women)A04 Reti Opening
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Sep-13-06  BIDMONFA: Olga Rubtsova


Sep-04-08  myschkin: . . .

Bio (in German):

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  GrahamClayton: Photo:
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  wordfunph: Rubtsova won her last 11 games at the 2nd Women Candidates Tournament in Moscow 1955 to finish first with 15/19.
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  brankat: She retained a very high level of playing strength for almost 50 years! Remarkable.

R.I.P Mrs.Rubtsova.

Nov-17-14  ljfyffe: Rubtsova placed 3rd=, and 11th in 1984 and 1992 respectively. Equal first (2nd) in1977 Ladies World CC Championship.
Jul-18-15  ljfyffe: In 1968-1972, officially placed first.
In 1972-1977, officially placed second.
In 1978-1984, officially placed fifth.
In 1984-1992, officially placed eleventh.
Ladies World Correspondence Championship Finals.
Aug-20-16  thegoodanarchist: I hope her chess ability Rubtsova onto me...
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