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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 in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C95 C90 C70 C61 C68
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (4) 
    B28 B56 B68 B73
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Rudenko vs Rowena M Bruce, 1946 1-0
   M T Mora Iturralde vs L Rudenko, 1950 0-1
   L Rudenko vs E Bykova, 1949 1-0
   M Karff vs L Rudenko, 1950 0-1
   L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova, 1950 1-0

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

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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. Rowena M Bruce vs L Rudenko 0-130 1946 ENG-URS radioE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
2. L Rudenko vs Rowena M Bruce 1-028 1946 ENG-URS radioB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. G Gresser vs L Rudenko 1-041 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
4. I Larsen vs L Rudenko  ½-½30 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE20 Nimzo-Indian
5. L Rudenko vs F Heemskerk 1-072 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
6. Keller-Hermann vs L Rudenko ½-½44 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. L Rudenko vs E Bykova 1-048 1949 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE01 Catalan, Closed
8. L Rudenko vs J Langos  1-053 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Tranmer vs L Rudenko  ½-½64 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
10. M Karff vs L Rudenko  0-134 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE17 Queen's Indian
11. L Rudenko vs C Benini  1-051 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. L Rudenko vs C Chaude de Silans  ½-½27 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
13. N Hruskova-Belska vs L Rudenko 0-149 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
14. L Rudenko vs V Borisenko-Belova  ½-½31 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC70 Ruy Lopez
15. L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova  1-058 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA22 English
16. M T Mora Iturralde vs L Rudenko 0-136 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
17. R Hermanowa vs L Rudenko  0-136 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE17 Queen's Indian
18. E Bykova vs L Rudenko 1-060 1953 WCH matchB56 Sicilian
19. L Rudenko vs V Borisenko-Belova 1-041 1954 URS-chTC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
20. M Lauberte vs L Rudenko  ½-½56 1954 URS-chTA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. L Rudenko vs N Voitsikh  0-142 1954 URS-chTD05 Queen's Pawn Game
22. O Semenova vs L Rudenko  1-074 1954 URS-chTA48 King's Indian
23. L Rudenko vs L Rubinchik  1-059 1954 URS-chTC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
24. K Zvorykina vs L Rudenko  ½-½41 1954 URS-chTE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
25. L Rudenko vs Zezina  0-141 1954 URS-chTA16 English
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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:
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Mar-18-11  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!
Feb-21-16  sonia91: <Tabanus: Olimpbase may be wrong here?> Most probably <> is wrong and it's not the first time...

<I cannot find any Olga Rudenko elsewhere> She is not the only soviet player in Olimpbase who cannot be found elsewhere.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Champion Rudenko.
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