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Elisaveta Bykova
E Bykova 
Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1949 to 1965
Overall record: +35 -20 =28 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B24 B56 B40 B22 B52
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C78 C63 C98 C90 C85
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C08 C15 C11
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C90 C97 C98 C85
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B67 B27 B62 B91 B23
 French Defense (7) 
    C16 C08 C02 C13 C11
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E54 E43 E34 E24 E20
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (5) 
    B67 B62
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Bykova vs L Rudenko, 1953 1-0
   G Gresser vs E Bykova, 1950 0-1
   K Zvorykina vs E Bykova, 1959 0-1
   E Bykova vs O Rubtsova, 1958 1-0
   E Bykova vs E Tranmer, 1949 1-0

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1956 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   1949-50 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   0 -- 000 temp 49/50 WWCC by crawfb5
   1958 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   1959-60 World (women) chess championship by gauer

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(born Nov-04-1913, died Mar-08-1989, 75 years old) Russia
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Elisaveta Ivanovna Bykova was born on the 4th of November 1913 in the village of Bogolyubovo near Vladimir, Russia. She was awarded the WIM title in 1950 and the WGM title in 1976. She was Women's World Champion from 1953 to 1956 and again from 1958 to 1962 but lost the title to Nona Gaprindashvili (+0, =4, -7). She won the USSR Women's Championship in 1947, 1948 and 1950 and was also an author and columnist about chess in the USSR. She was the first woman to be ranked as a Soviet master.

Wikipedia article: Elisabeth Bykova

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Bykova vs E Tranmer  1-048 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB24 Sicilian, Closed
2. E Bykova vs C Benini 0-179 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC10 French
3. N Hruskova-Belska vs E Bykova  ½-½55 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC50 Giuoco Piano
4. L Rudenko vs E Bykova 1-048 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE01 Catalan, Closed
5. E Bykova vs O Rubtsova  0-141 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB24 Sicilian, Closed
6. R Hermanowa vs E Bykova  0-128 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. J Langos vs E Bykova  0-166 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
8. E Bykova vs M Karff  1-063 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB24 Sicilian, Closed
9. E Bykova vs C Chaude de Silans 1-050 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB24 Sicilian, Closed
10. F Heemskerk vs E Bykova  0-158 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
11. V Borisenko-Belova vs E Bykova  ½-½24 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
12. E Bykova vs M T Mora Iturralde  ½-½84 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
13. G Gresser vs E Bykova 0-153 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC55 Two Knights Defense
14. E Bykova vs I Larsen  ½-½75 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC10 French
15. E Bykova vs Keller-Hermann  1-053 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. E Bykova vs L Rudenko 1-060 1953 WCH matchB56 Sicilian
17. E Bykova vs E Tranmer  1-061 1954 ENG-URSC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
18. E Tranmer vs E Bykova  0-137 1954 ENG-URSB37 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
19. E Bykova vs O Rubtsova  0-162 1956 wcc (women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. L Rudenko vs E Bykova  ½-½56 1956 wcc (women)A16 English
21. E Bykova vs L Rudenko  0-171 1956 wcc (women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. L Rudenko vs E Bykova  ½-½61 1956 wcc (women)A84 Dutch
23. E Bykova vs L Rudenko  1-043 1956 wcc (women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. E Bykova vs O Rubtsova  1-059 1956 wcc (women)D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. O Rubtsova vs E Bykova  ½-½44 1956 wcc (women)C08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
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  Benzol: Elizavyeta Ivanovna Bykova
Born 4th November 1911 in Bogoliubovo
Awarded the WIM title in 1950 and WGM title in 1976.
USSR Women's Champion in 1947, 1948 and 1950.
A challenger for the Women's World Title in 1949-50 she held the Women's World Championship 1953-56 and 1958-62.
Nov-03-06  BIDMONFA: Elisaveta Bykova

BIKOVA, Elizabeta I.

Nov-03-06  Karpova: <Benzol> Does <Bogoljubovo> have anything to do with Bogo?
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  Benzol: <Karpova <Benzol> Does <Bogoljubovo> have anything to do with Bogo?>

<Karpov> Sorry that I'd missed your question earlier. As far as I know, no.

Nov-04-07  Karpova: Thanks, <Benzol>!
Nov-04-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!! Elisaveta Bykova!!!
Nov-04-11  Old King Cole: I had seen this photo of her simultaneous display, so thanks for bringing it back. Happy birthday, Elizabeth Bykova.
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  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>

Picture and an artistic realization on a Yugoslavian stamp : http://alain.delobel.pagesperso-ora...

Nov-04-11  Old King Cole: The near guy at right is agape at what Bykova just did to him, while she inflicts harm on the next dude, part of a circular pattern of obliteration by Elizabeth.
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  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Elisaveta Bykova, Womens' World Champion.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Elisaveta Bykova.
Nov-04-16  Petrosianic: And many more!
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