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Elena Tairova
E Tairova 
 
Number of games in database: 140
Years covered: 1999 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2455

Overall record: +55 -41 =24 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B54 B33 B29 B30 B50
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C89 C80 C91 C95 C92
 Scandinavian (7) 
    B01
 French Defense (7) 
    C11 C10 C03 C01
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C95 C92 C91 C89 C99
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B92 B96 B99 B90
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (21) 
    C11 C00 C08 C03 C12
 Slav (13) 
    D15 D12 D17 D10 D19
 Sicilian (12) 
    B90 B92 B50 B85 B54
 French (11) 
    C11 C00 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B92 B93
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C08 C03 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Tairova vs M Sandu, 2008 1-0
   E Tairova vs V Gunina, 2007 1-0
   T Abrahamyan vs E Tairova, 2006 1/2-1/2
   E Tairova vs L Alaverdyan, 2007 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2007)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2007)
   4th Young Stars of the World (2006)
   Russia - China (Women) (2009)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   Women's World Team Championship (2007)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)

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ELENA TAIROVA
(born Aug-28-1991, died Mar-16-2010, 18 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Elena Tairova became a WGM at just 14 years of age, and a full IM the following year. She passed away on 16 March 2010, aged 18 years. A eulogy by Alexandra Kosteniuk can be found here: http://www.chessblog.com/2010/03/go... Chessbase paid its respects with http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Wikipedia article: Elena Tairova


 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Tairova vs Lahno  0-1331999Wch U10 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
2. Carlsen vs E Tairova  1-0472001Roenne SF 100th AnniversaryA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
3. L Karapetyan vs E Tairova  0-1362001EYCC G10A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
4. E Tairova vs A Khazhomia  1-0512001EYCC G10B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
5. G Mammadova vs E Tairova  0-1412001EYCC G10C05 French, Tarrasch
6. S Khazhomia vs E Tairova  0-1232001EYCC G10D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. E Tairova vs V Saulina  1-0592001EYCC G10B33 Sicilian
8. E Tairova vs M Gvilava 1-0262001EYCC G10B24 Sicilian, Closed
9. H Zeynalova vs E Tairova  ½-½372001EYCC G10C00 French Defense
10. O Girya vs E Tairova  0-1302001EYCC G10A07 King's Indian Attack
11. E Tairova vs Lahno  0-1482002Int Youth Games U14 GirlsB08 Pirc, Classical
12. E Tairova vs D Markosian  ½-½312003Serpukhov-DB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. I Khairullin vs E Tairova  1-0332003Serpukhov-DB01 Scandinavian
14. Y Melnikova vs E Tairova  0-1582003Serpukhov-DB01 Scandinavian
15. I Gulkov vs E Tairova  1-0672003Serpukhov-DD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. E Tairova vs E Azizbekian  ½-½462003Serpukhov-DB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
17. E Tairova vs R Yamaletdinov  1-0382003Serpukhov-DB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. E Tairova vs S Tikhomirov  0-1622003Serpukhov-DC45 Scotch Game
19. E Tairova vs D Rodin  0-1342004Voronezh op 8thB01 Scandinavian
20. E Tairova vs I Dmitriev  0-1432004Voronezh op 8thC01 French, Exchange
21. E Tairova vs V Avdeeva  0-1432004Voronezh op 8thB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. E Tairova vs N Pogonina  0-1712005RUS-ch U20 GirlsB50 Sicilian
23. N Pogonina vs E Tairova  1-0502005RUS-chT (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. E Tairova vs Korbut  1-0422006ch-RUS wB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. A Dushenok vs E Tairova  1-0612006Russian Club Championship: WomenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-26-10  Gambit86: Terrible news, I'm truly sorry... :(
Mar-26-10  TheTamale: RIP, Elena. I hope excelling at something you loved made your short life a joyful one.
Mar-26-10  weisyschwarz: The pawn is taken
before she became a Queen.
We don't know why or how
in this difficult position.
It looks like a tragic loss.
But somehow her Master will win.
Mar-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  swordfish: How horrible for someone so young to die! RIP, Elena; my condolences to her loved ones and friends.
Mar-26-10  Cercatore: R.I.P.
Mar-26-10  miguelito: R.I.P.
Mar-26-10  Scarlatti: I'm saddened by the passing of Elena Tairova. She was a beautiful and talented young talent taken from us so prematurely. My deepest condolences to her family. Surely, her legacy will go on. She will be greatly missed.
Mar-26-10  blessedman01: Very sad news. God Bless her family
Mar-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: may you rest in peace Elena..
Mar-27-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  stoy: Does anyone know what horrible ailment took the life of one so young and healthy looking?
Mar-27-10  zanshin: <stoy: Does anyone know what horrible ailment took the life of one so young and healthy looking?>

From what I have read, I believe she suffered from a type of cancer. I have no specifics or confirmation.

Mar-28-10  PHILOCHESS: Very sad news. R.I.P, Elena.
Aug-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: She would have turned 20 today. R.I.P. Elena Tairova.
Aug-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Alas no Happy Birthday :(

Rest In Peace Elena.

Sep-03-12  PHILOCHESS: My tribute to you, Elena:

Una Flor Brillante (A Beautiful Flower)
http://mundoajedrez.com.pe/una-flor...

Mar-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: Elena, your eulogy was written long ago. Today we sing it again.

<Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown for ever!

Let the bell toll! – a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river. ...

Come! let the burial rite be read – the funeral song be sung! –

An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young –

A dirge for her, the doubly dead in that she died so young.>

—Edgar Allan Poe, "Lenore"

<<>In pace requiescas.<>>

Mar-26-13  dx9293: Seeing her as Player of the Day makes me so sad all over again. Rest in Peace, Elena.

Looking at her achievements through 2007, when she was 15-16 years old, Tairova would possibly be Russia's top female player today and one of the best in the world with a 2550-2600 Elo rating.

Mar-26-13  Karposian: She was such a brilliant talent, no doubt that she would probably have been one of the leading female players today like you said <dx9293>. This is still very, very sad.
Mar-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Such a great player...

RIP

Mar-26-13  The Last Straw: RIP. You were very great, but you left too soon.
Mar-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: May she rest in peace.

In early 2008, Elena became ill and missed several tournaments. She later recovered, and returned to tournament successes. On March 16, 2010, Elena died from lung cancer at the age of 18, a grievous loss to Russian women’s chess.

Mar-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: R.I.P.
Mar-27-13  Fiona Macleod: Lung cancer. Maybe from too much second hand smoke in chess clubs?
Jul-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Fiona Macleod: Lung cancer. Maybe from too much second hand smoke in chess clubs?>

Baseless speculation; even if one could somehow prove that this was so, a talented young lady left us far too soon. A more compassionate attitude would be welcome.

Aug-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: It's good to remember her.

RIP Elena

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