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Nava Starr
Number of games in database: 80
Years covered: 1976 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2127 (2117 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2208
Overall record: +32 -28 =20 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C00 French Defense (8 games)
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C41 Philidor Defense (4 games)
A04 Reti Opening (4 games)
C42 Petrov Defense (4 games)
A25 English (3 games)
B08 Pirc, Classical (2 games)

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   N Starr vs Y Rivera Negron (Aug-09-14) 1-0
   K Novak vs N Starr (Aug-05-14) 1-0
   N Starr vs Luzia Pires (Aug-04-14) 0-1

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(born Apr-04-1949, 72 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality Canada)

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Nava (Shterenberg) Starr won her (women's) IM title in 1978. She qualified for the Canadian team shortly after moving with her current husband to Canada in October of 1975, later qualifying for another dozen Women's Olympiads (1976-84, 1988, 1992-6, 2002-6), mainly at 1st board. The team won 1st place in the B group in 1976 and played again for Canada in the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014) (score: +2-3=1) at the reserve board.

Some recent major team events of hers were 37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006) , 36th Olympiad, Women (2004) and Olympiad, women (2002) - accumulating 73 wins, 32 losses, and 42 draws throughout her Olympiad representation.

She represented Canada at the Women's World Championship 2001 (finished 0-2 versus Corina-Isabela Peptan in the 1st round), at the Women's Interzonal (1978, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1993) and became Canadian Women's Champion 8 times (1978, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2001).

References: (team chess catalog), (Canadian zone site), Wikipedia article: Women%27s World Chess Championship 2001, Wikipedia article: Nava Starr.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Merciai vs N Starr  0-1281976Haifa Olympiad (Women)A27 English, Three Knights System
2. N Starr vs L Herrera  1-0271976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C00 French Defense
3. N Starr vs C Vreeken-Bouwman  ½-½271976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C45 Scotch Game
4. N Starr vs A Lizares  1-0301976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C00 French Defense
5. H Brunker vs N Starr  0-1551976Haifa Olympiad (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. N Starr vs N Tagnon  ½-½571976Haifa Olympiad (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
7. N Hoiberg vs N Starr  0-1261976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
8. E Soppe vs N Starr  0-1561976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
9. Pirkko Pihlajamaki vs N Starr  0-1561976Haifa Olympiad (Women)A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
10. M Watai vs N Starr 0-1471976Haifa Olympiad (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
11. N Starr vs Gordana Markovic  ½-½441978Buenos Aires Olympiad (Women) qual-3B22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. J Richmond vs N Starr  1-0291978Buenos Aires Olympiad (Women) qual-3C41 Philidor Defense
13. Ligia Maria de Abreu Carvalho vs N Starr  1-0261980Valletta Olympiad (Women)C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
14. N Starr vs J Chaves  0-11271982Lucerne Olympiad (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. P Cramling vs N Starr 0-1261982Lucerne Olympiad (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
16. S C Mazariegos vs N Starr  0-1431984Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
17. Chiburdanidze vs N Starr  ½-½251984Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)B01 Scandinavian
18. N Starr vs A L Ristoja  1-0341988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. A Akhsharumova vs N Starr  1-0291988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. N Starr vs Lindri Juni Wijayanti  0-1241988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C00 French Defense
21. A Slavotinek vs N Starr  1-0621988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C55 Two Knights Defense
22. A Ferreira vs N Starr  0-1431988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C47 Four Knights
23. J Chaves vs N Starr  1-0431988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
24. N Starr vs A Dimitriadi  1-0301988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. N Starr vs L Kristol  ½-½141988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C47 Four Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  whiteshark: <Nava (Sterenberg) Starr (born Riga, Latvia, <April 4, 1949>) is one of the top female chess players in Canada.

She is an eight-time Canadian Ladies' champion, and a Women's International Master (WIM). She has represented Canada 12 times in chess Olympiads, and six times in World Championships.>


Aug-10-14  dumbgai: Eight-time national champion loses in 8 moves to an 11 year old rated 1500:

N Starr vs Luzia Pires, 2014

Aug-10-14  Dr. Overlord: She had a son. She called him Ringo.
Hehehehehehe, I'm so funny.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Played an event or two with this lady many years ago and she was, and remains, quite a competent player. Not sure what the point is of the above post--we have all had lapses and I am sure no-one feels worse about it than she, given the event.

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