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Ruth Herstein
Number of games in database: 37
Years covered: 1966 to 1978
Last FIDE rating: 2170
Overall record: +19 -13 =5 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-12-1932, died Sep-13-1999, 67 years old) Netherlands (federation/nationality United States of America)

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In the 1970s, Ruth Herstein was one of the leading female chess players in the United States, often participating in the United States Women's Chess Championship. Her best results were in 1975 and 1976, when she tied for 2nd-3rd. She played for the United States in the Women's Chess Olympiads in 1974, 1976, and 1978.

Daughter of Marton Herstein. She was married to Kenneth Fitzgerald from 1969 to 1973.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Herstein vs N Harvey  1-051196667th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
2. P Cleghorn vs R Herstein  1-029196667th US OpenA15 English
3. R Herstein vs V Gillis  1-026196667th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
4. R Verber vs R Herstein  1-042196667th US OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
5. R Herstein vs V Fagin  1-028196667th US OpenA38 English, Symmetrical
6. G Baumstark vs R Herstein  1-0251974Medellin Olympiad (Women) qual-2C10 French
7. R Herstein vs K Watanabe  1-0421974Medellin Olympiad (Women) qual-2A93 Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation
8. E Castillo vs R Herstein  0-1201974Medellin Olympiad (Women) qual-2D90 Grunfeld
9. R Herstein vs A van der Giessen  1-0421974Medellin Olympiad (Women) qual-2A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
10. O Podrazhanskaya vs R Herstein  ½-½431974Medellin Olympiad (Women) Final-BC07 French, Tarrasch
11. R Herstein vs R Patino  1-0251974Medellin Olympiad (Women) Final-BA14 English
12. R Herstein vs R Cardoso  1-0551974Medellin Olympiad (Women) Final-BD05 Queen's Pawn Game
13. R Herstein vs I Kemeny-Svensson  0-1641974Medellin Olympiad (Women) Final-BA06 Reti Opening
14. M Watai vs R Herstein  0-1681974Medellin Olympiad (Women) Final-BE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. R Herstein vs A Shouldice  1-0501974Medellin Olympiad (Women) Final-BE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. W Samt vs R Herstein  ½-½491974Medellin Olympiad (Women) Final-BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. R Herstein vs D Savereide  1-0341975United States Championship (Women)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. R Herstein vs R Haring  0-1411975United States Championship (Women)A60 Benoni Defense
19. M Leask vs R Herstein  0-1331976Haifa Olympiad (Women) qual-4A58 Benko Gambit
20. D O'Siochru vs R Herstein  1-0561976Haifa Olympiad (Women) qual-4C00 French Defense
21. R Herstein vs V Bilinski  ½-½691976Haifa Olympiad (Women) qual-4A06 Reti Opening
22. R Herstein vs T Gassemann  1-0431976Haifa Olympiad (Women) qual-4A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
23. M Haahr vs R Herstein  0-1361976Haifa Olympiad (Women) Final-AB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. R Herstein vs A van der Giessen  0-1731976Haifa Olympiad (Women) Final-AA04 Reti Opening
25. N Kellner vs R Herstein  ½-½551976Haifa Olympiad (Women) Final-AB32 Sicilian
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  Stonehenge: The Herstein family went into hiding, I believe in 1942. All survived the war I think, but more information would be welcome.
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  alexmagnus: <Stonehenge> I know someone who can and is willing to provide more information. A relative of Ruth Herstein.

Look up Yigal Herstein on Quora.

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  fredthebear: Stonehenge has left the house, but another biographer will likely read your message.

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