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|Feb-21-16|| ||sonia91: <Tabanus: Olimpbase may be wrong here?> Most probably <cg.com> 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.
|Jul-27-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Champion Rudenko.|
|Jul-26-18|| ||Sally Simpson: Google are today celebrating her 114th birthday |
This is their logo for today.
|Jul-27-18|| ||OhioChessFan: Google's doodle brought me here also, Sally.|
|Jul-27-18|| ||gregory2188: My wife brought me here! Oh doodle! Lol😄
|Jul-27-18|| ||Monocle: Rudenko seems a rather obscure player for this sort of recognition, even in the context of women's chess.|
|Jul-27-18|| ||TheFocus: Obscure except that she was the Womens' World Champion.|
|Jul-27-18|| ||MissScarlett: Well, off the top of your head, can you name any female pole vault world champion?|
|Jul-27-18|| ||WannaBe: Happy Birthday (114), and congratulation on being today's Google (home page) Doodle!!|
|Jul-27-18|| ||morfishine: Rudenko's career was interrupted by WWII|
|Jul-27-18|| ||tpstar: <Google's doodle brought me here also> And me also.|
|Jul-27-18|| ||louispaulsen88888888: Never heard of her before today’s Google doodle! That IS a nice graphic.|
|Jul-27-18|| ||TheFocus: <MissScarlett: Well, off the top of your head, can you name any female pole vault world champion?>|
Do women pole vault? Is that a new thing? Is that safe or legal? Are the Asians also competing?
Maybe you meant pole dancing world champion instead? I can name the last three of them - Tiffany, Amber, and Bubbles.
|Jul-27-18|| ||Penguincw: Nona Gaprindashvili is the first woman to become GM, but Lyudmila Rudenko is the first woman to become IM.|
I never heard of her either prior to today. I wondered if it was because she was influential outside of chess, that wanted her to be lost in history.
|Jul-27-18|| ||louispaulsen88888888: Ekaterini Stefanidi|
|Jul-27-18|| ||nok: Isinbayeva
C'mon, that was easy.
|Jul-28-18|| ||Sally Simpson: 'Pole Vaulting'.
This wonderful game. V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 has the pun. 'Pole Vaulting.'
|Jul-28-18|| ||morfishine: <TheFocus:...Do women pole vault?> Of course they do, remember before the countries demise, East German women won Olympic gold in pole vaulting all the time.|
|Jul-28-18|| ||zanzibar: Have to admit that I didn't recognize her name. Here's all the mention that Soltis gives her in his <Soviet Chess> book:|
<Development (1950-1961): Beginning around 1950, women's chess was taken more seriously, particularly in Leningrad. A top trainer, Alexander Konstantinopolsky, devoted himself to women's chess from 1954 to 1976 and helped a generally older generation of women, in their late 40s (<Ludmilla Rudenko>, Elizaveta Bykova, Olga Rubtsova), to dominate Soviet events and eventually the world women's championship. <<>>>
<Soltis - Soviet Chess 1917-1991 p348 (emph added)>
|Jul-28-18|| ||OhioChessFan: Anyone else thinking, "I really should have heard of her before."?|
|Jul-28-18|| ||zanzibar: <OCF> well, she was the successor to Menchik, and established/signaled the Soviet dominance to come, so I would say yes, at some level.|
(Yes, note the qualification)
Reading the bio, it's interesting to also note the awarding of WGM in 1976, which seems long after her active career was over.
|Jul-28-18|| ||OhioChessFan: I have been thinking about this, and pretty much my knowledge of women's chess is:|
3. All the physically attractive players of this generation.
|Jul-28-18|| ||OhioChessFan: FWIW, I am running a Rybka eval of a game just to make sure I am not missing anything. There is a great game in her repetoire that I think has a pretty interesting move that is maybe a Wednesday/Thursday POTD position. I'm pretty sure it's solid but I'll let the engine idiot proof my analysis.|
|Aug-02-18|| ||oolalimk1: Rudenko helped to save the lives of thousands of children during the siege of Leningrad. That is why Google honored her.|
|Aug-02-18|| ||HeMateMe: Rudenko was certainly muti talented:
<In World War II, Rudenko organized a train to evacuate children from the Siege of Leningrad. She described this as the most important accomplishment in her life.
Rudenko became the swimming champion of Odessa in the 400-metre (1,300 ft) breaststroke. In 1925, she was swimming vice-champion of Ukraine (breaststroke). She started a career as an economic planner for the Soviet Union, and chess became a hobby. >
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