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Lyudmila Rudenko
Number of games in database: 45
Years covered: 1946 to 1957
Overall record: +16 -18 =11 (47.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C61 C68 C95 C90 C70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (4) 
    B28 B73 B68 B56
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M T Mora Iturralde vs L Rudenko, 1950 0-1
   L Rudenko vs R M Bruce, 1946 1-0
   L Rudenko vs E Bykova, 1950 1-0
   M Karff vs L Rudenko, 1950 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1949-50 World (women) chess championship by gauer

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(born Jul-27-1904, died Feb-26-1986, 81 years old) Russia
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Lyudmila Vladimirovna Rudenko was born in Lubny*. Awarded the IM title and WIM title in 1950 and the WGM title in 1976, she was the 2nd Women's World Champion 1950-53. Early on, Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky coached her - followed by Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush and Grigory Levenfish after the war. She was also USSR Women's Champion in 1952. Rudenko died in 1986 (on the 26th of February, according to Russian Wikipedia).

*Wikipedia article: Lubny

Wikipedia article: Lyudmila Rudenko

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R M Bruce vs L Rudenko 0-130 1946 ENG-URS radioE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
2. L Rudenko vs R M Bruce 1-028 1946 ENG-URS radioB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. M Karff vs L Rudenko  0-134 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE17 Queen's Indian
4. L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova  1-058 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA22 English
5. L Rudenko vs V Borisenko-Belova  ½-½31 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC70 Ruy Lopez
6. N Hruskova-Belska vs L Rudenko 0-149 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
7. L Rudenko vs J Langos  1-053 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD04 Queen's Pawn Game
8. M T Mora Iturralde vs L Rudenko 0-136 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
9. G Gresser vs L Rudenko 1-041 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
10. L Rudenko vs F Heemskerk  1-072 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
11. I Larsen vs L Rudenko  ½-½30 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE20 Nimzo-Indian
12. E Tranmer vs L Rudenko  ½-½64 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
13. R Hermanowa vs L Rudenko  0-136 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE17 Queen's Indian
14. L Rudenko vs E Bykova 1-048 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE01 Catalan, Closed
15. Keller-Hermann vs L Rudenko  ½-½44 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. L Rudenko vs C Chaude de Silans  ½-½27 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
17. L Rudenko vs C Benini  1-051 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. E Bykova vs L Rudenko 1-060 1953 WCH matchB56 Sicilian
19. L Rudenko vs Zezina  0-141 1954 URS-chTA16 English
20. K Sirotkina vs L Rudenko  ½-½41 1954 URS-chTD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. L Rudenko vs F Bondarenko  0-143 1954 URS-chTC02 French, Advance
22. M Lauberte vs L Rudenko  ½-½56 1954 URS-chTA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. L Rudenko vs V Borisenko-Belova 1-041 1954 URS-chTC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
24. O Semenova vs L Rudenko  1-074 1954 URS-chTA48 King's Indian
25. L Rudenko vs N Voitsikh  0-142 1954 URS-chTD05 Queen's Pawn Game
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  Honza Cervenka: Lyudmila Rudenko
Mar-05-06  BIDMONFA: Lyudmila Rudenko

RUDENKO, Ludmila
Died 5 march 1986

Jul-06-08  JonDSouzaEva: Interesting article about this former World Champion here:
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  kingfu: I have gone over some of her games.

Like Sundance said to Butch,

"She is very good!"

I just wish she could have played Botvinnik or Smyslov.

What difference does it make what is in your pants?

Let's play Chess!

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  BLarsen1967: a nice rare photo here (at least I'd never seen this one before),2 legends,Lyudmila R. (to the right) with Chaude de Silans,1950
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  Tabanus: The 1954 games is not her but rather the not yet listed Olga Rudenko.

Feb-28-13  HSOL: I assume the WGM title was introduced in the 70s, because otherwise it seems weird she won the World Championship title but wasn't awarded the WGMs title until 26 years later.
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  Tabanus: <The 1954 games is not her>

Olimpbase may be wrong here? I cannot find any Olga Rudenko elsewhere.

Aug-08-14  dx9293: The article linked by <JonDSouzaEva> is fascinating!
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