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Salme Rootare
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1952 to 1968
Overall record: +7 -8 =12 (48.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-26-1913, died Oct-21-1987, 74 years old) Estonia

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Fifteen times Estonian champion (w). She was married to Vidrik Rootare.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Borisenko-Belova vs S Rootare  ½-½251952URS-chTD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. S Rootare vs O Rubtsova 1-0201959Candidates Tournament (Women)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
3. S Rootare vs E Ladanyike-Karakas  1-0401959Candidates Tournament (Women)C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
4. S Rootare vs K Zvorykina  0-1371959Spartakiada URSA48 King's Indian
5. S Rootare vs K Zvorykina  0-13719592nd Soviet Spartakiad Final-BA48 King's Indian
6. V Kausilaite vs S Rootare  0-16019592nd Soviet Spartakiad Final-BC70 Ruy Lopez
7. S Rootare vs Z Nakhimovskaya  ½-½401960Match Latvia - EstoniaC22 Center Game
8. B Mosionzhik vs S Rootare  1-0641962URS-chTC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
9. Spikiene vs S Rootare  0-1441962URS-chTB01 Scandinavian
10. A Kushnir vs S Rootare  ½-½401962URS-chTD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. S Rootare vs K Zvorykina  ½-½201962URS-chTC78 Ruy Lopez
12. S Rootare vs Z Nakhimovskaya  ½-½171962URS-chT finalD04 Queen's Pawn Game
13. L Volpert vs S Rootare  ½-½491962URS-chTD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. S Rootare vs E Malinova  ½-½581962URS-chTB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. S Rootare vs Z Nakhimovskaya  ½-½171962URS-chT finalD04 Queen's Pawn Game
16. S Rootare vs N Gaprindashvili  0-1511966URS-chTB10 Caro-Kann
17. S Rootare vs N I Titorenko  1-05419686th Soviet Team CupC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
18. S Rootare vs A Kushnir  ½-½1719686th Soviet Team CupC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
19. O A Andreieva vs S Rootare  1-07419686th Soviet Team CupC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
20. T Golovey vs S Rootare  ½-½2019686th Soviet Team CupC42 Petrov Defense
21. S Rootare vs M Ranniku  ½-½2119686th Soviet Team CupC01 French, Exchange
22. S Rootare vs R Bilunova  0-15019686th Soviet Team CupB40 Sicilian
23. B Mosionzhik vs S Rootare  0-17019686th Soviet Team CupB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. V Borisenko-Belova vs S Rootare  1-06219686th Soviet Team CupA55 Old Indian, Main line
25. V Kausilaite vs S Rootare  1-02319686th Soviet Team CupA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
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  whiteshark: Salme Rootare (* March 22, 1913 – † 1987)

She was 15 <fifteen> times female Estonian Chess Champion.


Apr-24-11  BLarsen1967: The Great Salme Rootare played against Paul Keres at least 3 times. She never beat him. - Here's a game from the Estonian Champ. 1942. Interesting how the b queen gets trapped,I also find it a bit surprising that Keres didnt play 2.e5

[Event "EST-ch"]
[Site "Tallinn"]
[Date "1942.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Keres, Paul"]
[Black "Rootare, Salme"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C29"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Nf3 Bb4 6. Qe2 Nc6 7. Nxe4 dxe4 8. Qxe4 O-O 9. c3 Ba5 10. Bc4 Qe7 11. d4 Bb6 12. Bg5 Qd7 13. Bd3 g6 14. Bf6 Qg4 15. Qe3 Qh5 16. h3 Re8 17. O-O-O Ne7 18. g4 Nd5 19. Qd2 Bxg4 20. hxg4 Qxg4 21. Qh6 Qf4+ 22. Qxf4 Nxf4 23. Rxh7 Kxh7 24. Rh1+ Nh5 25. Rxh5+ 1-0

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  Stonehenge: Played by her husband:

Keres vs V Rootare, 1942

Don't trust or wherever you've got that game from.

Mar-26-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Salme Rootare.

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