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Helene Mira
Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1984 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2082 (2077 rapid, 2117 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2184
Overall record: +26 -35 =22 (44.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B07 Pirc (6 games)
A04 Reti Opening (3 games)
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D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (3 games)
E15 Queen's Indian (3 games)
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (3 games)
A35 English, Symmetrical (2 games)
A46 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)
D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)
D02 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)

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   H Mira vs A Stefanova (Oct-23-17) 0-1, blitz
   H Mira vs A Velikic (Nov-12-16) 1-0
   D Di Benedetto vs H Mira (Nov-11-16) 1/2-1/2
   A Srebrnic vs H Mira (Nov-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   H Mira vs D Voit (Nov-09-16) 0-1

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(born Nov-18-1954, 65 years old) Austria

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Mira is a Woman International Master. She was Austrian Women's Champion in 1984, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006 (=Anna-Christina Kopinits).

Last updated: 2017-08-21 04:30:14

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Isabel Pereira dos Santos vs H Mira  0-1241984Chess Olympiad (Women)A84 Dutch
2. H Mira vs A M Galliamova  0-1251996Olympiad (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. O Moor vs H Mira  1-0542001ch-SUID43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. C Landenbergue vs H Mira  1-0352001ch-SUIB07 Pirc
5. H Mira vs C Csiszar  1-0202001ch-SUIE10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. J Gruenenwald vs H Mira  1-0542001ch-SUIB07 Pirc
7. F Hindermann vs H Mira  ½-½352001ch-SUIB07 Pirc
8. H Mira vs E Kirchmayr  ½-½422001ch-AUT womenE16 Queen's Indian
9. H Mira vs E Unger  1-0462001ch-AUT womenE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
10. U Schwaninger vs H Mira  0-1232001ch-AUT womenA20 English
11. H Mira vs S Sommer  1-0402001ch-AUT womenA51 Budapest Gambit
12. M Krasser vs H Mira  ½-½602001ch-AUT womenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. H Mira vs M Hapala  1-0432001ch-AUT womenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. C Hackbarth vs H Mira  0-1422001ch-AUT womenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
15. H Mira vs M Hennings  0-1702001ch-AUT womenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. E Nagl vs H Mira  0-1382001ch-AUT womenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. H Mira vs M Horvath  ½-½882001ch-AUT womenE15 Queen's Indian
18. M Molnar vs H Mira  ½-½42001ch-AUT womenB07 Pirc
19. H Mira vs A Muzychuk  ½-½712002EU-ch 3rd (Women)A35 English, Symmetrical
20. H Mira vs M Galambfalvy  1-0522002AUT-ch (Women)A09 Reti Opening
21. Kachiani-Gersinska vs H Mira  1-0302002Olympiad, womenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. C Foisor vs H Mira  0-180200436th Olympiad, WomenA30 English, Symmetrical
23. Skripchenko vs H Mira  1-044200436th Olympiad, WomenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. B Munguntuul vs H Mira  1-033200436th Olympiad, WomenB08 Pirc, Classical
25. H Mira vs Plachetka  0-1352005Cappelle op 21stA17 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-06-12  Jim Bartle: She's more famous for her more recent roles, but I remember her most as the detective in "Prime Suspect" and the mob boss' girlfriend in "The Long Good Friday."

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  HeMateMe: Not to mention posing in the "all in all" for the movie <Calender Girls>!
Jun-03-12  waustad: Actually if you look at the Austrian press she is a rather jolly looking lady who is about as far from glamorous as she could get.
Jun-03-12  waustad: Interestingly enough though, she has been involved with theater. From her Wiki page:

Helene Mira (* 18. November 1954 in Wien) ist eine österreichische Schauspielerin und Schachmeisterin.

She is in many pictures with Eva Moser when the latter looked like a teenager, so she may have been a mentor. These often involved showing chess to children if I recall.

Jan-06-13  waustad: While poking around an Austrian chess site I ran into a page devoted to youth chess and she's in about a third of the pictures. This is nothing new, since she was also in a lot of pictures of kids playing chess along with a teenage Eva Moser, who is now 30.
Aug-25-14  waustad: After winning her game today against defending champion Veronika Exler, she is the sole leader in this year's Austrian championship (w) with 3/3. Games and webcam are available from
Nov-18-14  waustad: Happy 60th b'day!
Nov-18-14  waustad: I wonder why she didn't show up on the happy birthday page. A six time national champion indicates a much more impressive career than some of those who were included.
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  HeMateMe: Could she be a distant relative of Helen Mirren, the British woman who many Americans first discovered in the Prime Suspect miniseries, which found their way across the pond?

<Mirren was born Helen Lydia Mironoff[7][8] in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Hammersmith, London.[9] Her father, Vasily Petrovich Mironoff (1913–1980), was Russian, originally from Kuryanovo, Smolensk Oblast, and her mother, Kitty (née Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers; 1909–1996), was English.[10][11] Mirren's paternal grandfather, Colonel Pyotr Vasilievich Mironov, was in the Imperial Russian Army and fought in the 1904 Russo-Japanese War. He later became a diplomat, and was negotiating an arms deal in Britain when he and his family were stranded during the Russian Revolution.[12] The former diplomat became a London cab driver to support his family and eventually settled down in England.>

Nov-18-14  waustad: According to her WIKI page she's from Vienna and now lives in Voralberg, over near the Swiss border. Her late husband was a theater director and she was involved in the industry. The two women do not look much like each other. I'm writing this from memory so I don't have any links to post.
May-19-15  waustad: A tournament she directed in Bregenz, the Int. Bodensee OPEN 2015, had the experience of checking out the stage for a Turandot production. Ms Mira's connection to stage and chess was put to good use. Between this collection of tournaments (there was also a senior and a blitz tournament), many of the top Austrians were busy this week. There is also an international tournament in Hungary where many people hoping for norms are playing. GM Markus Ragger is presently one of the co-leaders there.
Nov-21-15  waustad: Congratulations on coming equal first, fourth on tiebreaks, in the World Senior Chess Championship (women over 50 division). Her tiebreaks were hurt by having received a bye after drawing several early games along with one loss. She finished strongly winning her last 3 games.
Nov-18-17  waustad: Happy b'day! I hope you are well.

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