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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.

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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

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Rudenko vs R M Bruce 1-0281946Radio MatchB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. R M Bruce vs L Rudenko 0-1301946Radio MatchE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. I Larsen vs L Rudenko  ½-½301949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. L Rudenko vs F Heemskerk 1-0721949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
5. Keller-Hermann vs L Rudenko ½-½441949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. L Rudenko vs E Bykova 1-0481949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE01 Catalan, Closed
7. G Gresser vs L Rudenko 1-0411949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. L Rudenko vs J Langos  1-0531950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Tranmer vs L Rudenko  ½-½641950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
10. M Karff vs L Rudenko  0-1341950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE17 Queen's Indian
11. L Rudenko vs C Benini  1-0511950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. L Rudenko vs C Chaude de Silans  ½-½271950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
13. N Hruskova-Belska vs L Rudenko 0-1491950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
14. L Rudenko vs V Borisenko-Belova  ½-½311950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC70 Ruy Lopez
15. L Rudenko vs O Rubtsova  1-0581950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA22 English
16. M T Mora Iturralde vs L Rudenko 0-1361950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC41 Philidor Defense
17. R Hermanowa vs L Rudenko  0-1361950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE17 Queen's Indian
18. E Bykova vs L Rudenko 1-0601953WCH matchB56 Sicilian
19. O Ignatieva vs L Rudenko 1-0471954URS-chTB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. L Rudenko vs F Bondarenko  0-1431954URS-chTC02 French, Advance
21. K Sirotkina vs L Rudenko  ½-½411954URS-chTD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. L Rudenko vs V Borisenko-Belova 1-0411954URS-chTC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
23. L Rudenko vs N Voitsikh  0-1421954URS-chTD05 Queen's Pawn Game
24. O Semenova vs L Rudenko  1-0741954URS-chTA48 King's Indian
25. L Rudenko vs L Rubinchik  1-0591954URS-chTC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
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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!

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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