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Elisaveta Bykova
E Bykova 
Number of games in database: 89
Years covered: 1944 to 1969

Overall record: +38 -22 =29 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C78 C63 C90 C85 C74
 Sicilian (8) 
    B56 B31 B40 B52 B84
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C15 C11 C07
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C90 C85 C97 C98
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B27 B67 B91 B62 B30
 French Defense (7) 
    C16 C07 C13 C02 C11
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E34 E54 E20 E24 E43
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (5) 
    B67 B62
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Bykova vs O Rubtsova, 1958 1-0
   K Zvorykina vs E Bykova, 1959 0-1
   E Bykova vs L Rudenko, 1953 1-0
   E Bykova vs E Tranmer, 1949 1-0
   G Gresser vs E Bykova, 1950 0-1
   K Zvorykina vs E Bykova, 1959 0-1
   E Bykova vs O Rubtsova, 1956 1/2-1/2
   E Bykova vs O Rubtsova, 1958 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   ENG-URS (1954)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1956 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   0 -- 000 temp 49/50 WWCC by crawfb5
   1949-50 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   1958 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   1959-60 World (women) chess championship by gauer

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(born Nov-04-1913, died Mar-08-1989, 75 years old) Russia
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Elisaveta Ivanovna Bykova was born on the 4th of November 1913 in the village of Bogolyubovo near Vladimir, Russia. She was awarded the WIM title in 1950 and the WGM title in 1976. She was Women's World Champion from 1953 to 1956 and again from 1958 to 1962 but lost the title to Nona Gaprindashvili (+0, =4, -7). She won the USSR Women's Championship in 1947, 1948 and 1950 and was also an author and columnist about chess in the USSR. She was the first woman to be ranked as a Soviet master.

Wikipedia article: Elisabeth Bykova

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 89  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Khasin vs E Bykova  0-141194424th Ch Moscow (sf)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. E Bykova vs E Tranmer  1-0481949World Championship (Women) 1949/50A07 King's Indian Attack
3. L Rudenko vs E Bykova 1-0481949World Championship (Women) 1949/50E01 Catalan, Closed
4. E Bykova vs O Rubtsova 0-1411949World Championship (Women) 1949/50A07 King's Indian Attack
5. N Hruskova-Belska vs E Bykova  ½-½551949World Championship (Women) 1949/50C50 Giuoco Piano
6. E Bykova vs C Benini 0-1791949World Championship (Women) 1949/50C10 French
7. R Hermanowa vs E Bykova  0-1281949World Championship (Women) 1949/50D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. E Bykova vs C Chaude de Silans 1-0501950World Championship (Women) 1949/50A07 King's Indian Attack
9. G Gresser vs E Bykova 0-1531950World Championship (Women) 1949/50C55 Two Knights Defense
10. E Bykova vs M T Mora Iturralde  ½-½841950World Championship (Women) 1949/50A07 King's Indian Attack
11. E Bykova vs E Keller-Herrmann  1-0531950World Championship (Women) 1949/50B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. F Heemskerk vs E Bykova  0-1581950World Championship (Women) 1949/50E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
13. E Bykova vs I Larsen  ½-½751950World Championship (Women) 1949/50C10 French
14. J Langos vs E Bykova 0-1661950World Championship (Women) 1949/50E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
15. E Bykova vs M Karff  1-0631950World Championship (Women) 1949/50A07 King's Indian Attack
16. V Borisenko-Belova vs E Bykova  ½-½241950World Championship (Women) 1949/50E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
17. E Bykova vs L Rudenko 1-0601953WCH matchB56 Sicilian
18. E Tranmer vs E Bykova 0-1371954ENG-URSB32 Sicilian
19. E Bykova vs E Tranmer  1-0611954ENG-URSC07 French, Tarrasch
20. T Filanovskaya vs E Bykova  ½-½10619554th Soviet Team-ch finalC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. E Kakabadze vs E Bykova  1-05819554th Soviet Team-ch finalB30 Sicilian
22. E Bykova vs M Lauberte  0-15619554th Soviet Team-ch finalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. E Bykova vs O Rubtsova  ½-½531956World Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
24. L Rudenko vs E Bykova  ½-½561956World Championship (Women)A16 English
25. E Bykova vs L Rudenko  1-0371956World Championship (Women)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Elizavyeta Ivanovna Bykova
Born 4th November 1911 in Bogoliubovo
Awarded the WIM title in 1950 and WGM title in 1976.
USSR Women's Champion in 1947, 1948 and 1950.
A challenger for the Women's World Title in 1949-50 she held the Women's World Championship 1953-56 and 1958-62.
Nov-03-06  BIDMONFA: Elisaveta Bykova

BIKOVA, Elizabeta I.

Nov-03-06  Karpova: <Benzol> Does <Bogoljubovo> have anything to do with Bogo?
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  Benzol: <Karpova <Benzol> Does <Bogoljubovo> have anything to do with Bogo?>

<Karpov> Sorry that I'd missed your question earlier. As far as I know, no.

Nov-04-07  Karpova: Thanks, <Benzol>!
Nov-04-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!! Elisaveta Bykova!!!
Nov-04-11  Old King Cole: I had seen this photo of her simultaneous display, so thanks for bringing it back. Happy birthday, Elizabeth Bykova.
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  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>

Picture and an artistic realization on a Yugoslavian stamp : http://alain.delobel.pagesperso-ora...

Nov-04-11  Old King Cole: The near guy at right is agape at what Bykova just did to him, while she inflicts harm on the next dude, part of a circular pattern of obliteration by Elizabeth.
Mar-08-16  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Elisaveta Bykova, Womens' World Champion.
Nov-04-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Elisaveta Bykova.
Nov-04-16  Petrosianic: And many more!

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