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Tatjana Lematschko
T Lematschko 
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Number of games in database: 148
Years covered: 1968 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2185
Highest rating achieved in database: 2212
Overall record: +56 -56 =36 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-16-1948, died May-17-2020, 72 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Switzerland)

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Tatjana Mefodiyevna Lematschko was a Swiss WGM of Russian origin, but competed for Bulgaria in the 1974-1982 period. She was Bulgarian champion (w) in 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979 and 1981, and was Swiss Women's Champion on ten occasions, the first time in 1984 and the last time in 2010.

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 148  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Lematschko vs B Vilerte  0-14019686th Soviet Team CupA13 English
2. E Balashova vs T Lematschko  ½-½8719686th Soviet Team CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
3. T Lematschko vs N Gordon  ½-½3119686th Soviet Team CupA09 Reti Opening
4. T Lematschko vs H Kruusiauk  0-14019686th Soviet Team CupA00 Uncommon Opening
5. O Podrazhanskaya vs T Lematschko  0-12619686th Soviet Team CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. T Lematschko vs T Fomina  1-03219686th Soviet Team CupC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
7. T Lematschko vs V Mikova  1-06619686th Soviet Team CupA13 English
8. L Tsifanskaya vs T Lematschko  0-14019686th Soviet Team CupA07 King's Indian Attack
9. T Lematschko vs T Kobaidze 1-02619686th Soviet Team CupC55 Two Knights Defense
10. M Litynska vs T Lematschko  ½-½4219686th Soviet Team CupA43 Old Benoni
11. T Golovey vs T Lematschko 1-0121970Kaliningrad, USSRB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. A Sunnucks vs T Lematschko  0-1331974Medellin Olympiad (Women) Final-AB30 Sicilian
13. V Macek vs T Lematschko  1-0571976BelgradeE81 King's Indian, Samisch
14. T Lematschko vs A Kushnir  1-0411976Roosendaal Interzonal (Women)A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. A Nicolau van der Mije vs T Lematschko 1-0361976Roosendaal Interzonal (Women)B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. Z Veroci vs T Lematschko  1-0251976Roosendaal Interzonal (Women)B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
17. R Haring vs T Lematschko  ½-½851976Roosendaal Interzonal (Women)B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
18. T Lematschko vs A Brichikova  1-0281977Bulgarian Women's ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. M Watai vs T Lematschko 0-1361978Buenos Aires Olympiad (Women) qual-4B33 Sicilian
20. T Lematschko vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½361978Buenos Aires Olympiad (Women) Final-AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. D Savereide vs T Lematschko  0-1441979Alicante izt (Women)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
22. T Lematschko vs M Litynska  1-0501979Alicante Interzonal (Women)B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. T Lematschko vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½261980Valletta Olympiad (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
24. T Lematschko vs J Bellin  1-0411980Valletta Olympiad (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
25. P Cramling vs T Lematschko  1-0641982Lucerne Olympiad (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-26-11  BLarsen1967: 30 years ago The Legendary Lematschko was among the world's best female players. For instance she almost did beat The Awesome Akhmilovskaya in a very exciting candidates match. -- Winner of the Bulgarian Championship(w) 5 times,the last in 1981
Jul-18-14  BIDMONFA: Tatjana Lematschko


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  Sargon: Lematschko defected from the Bulgarian women's team during the 1982 Lucerne Olympiad. She stayed in Switzerland, reaching the quarter-finals of the Women's World Championship in 1983, and was Swiss Women's champion in 1984, 1986, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Mar-16-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Tatiana Lematschko.
May-25-20  Eastfrisian: She died on 17 May 2020. RIP.
Jun-30-20  diagonal: FIDE tribute to Tatjana Lematschko (R.I.P.):

Winning the individual gold medal on board one a the Chess Olympiad (Women) in Dubai 1986, Interzonal co-winner and multiple Candidate, five times national Bulgarian, and ten times national Swiss Championne.

Maybe the tournament of her life, was at <Lugano Open in 1984>:

<Lematschko finished shared sixth in a field including former World Champion Boris Spassky, then recent winner from Linares 1983 (no edition held in 1984), Viktor Korchnoi, who had just triumphed at Wijk aan Zee 1984, or Vlastimil Hort, who went on to win at Biel Invitation 1984 (all top ten, top twelve ranked in the Elo rating), plus Nunn from the Elo top twenty, beaten in style by Lematschko in round 7, tournament winner Sax, Seirawan, Torre, and other Grandmasters or strong International Masters>

Picture of Lematschko in play vs. Sax (the second photo):

Her immortal game to replay:
Nunn vs T Lematschko, 1984 (discussed on the spot by Korchnoi, Spassky, some other guys, and of course, John Nunn, her opponent in round 7 at Lugano Open 1984).

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