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Maaja Ranniku
M Ranniku 
Number of games in database: 36
Years covered: 1960 to 2001
Highest rating achieved in database: 2058
Overall record: +10 -16 =10 (41.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-01-1941, died Oct-24-2004, 63 years old) Estonia

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Maaja Ranniku was born on the 1st of March 1941 in the USSR. Awarded the WIM title in 1964 she was USSR Women's Champion in 1963 and 1967. She became Estonian Women's Champion ten times (1961, 1963, 1967, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988 and 1991). She played at the Sukhumi (women's) 1964 Candidates tournament, finishing with 10.5/18.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Ranniku vs Doktor  ½-½401960URS Women U20 chA03 Bird's Opening
2. V Nedeljkovic vs M Ranniku  ½-½441964URS-YUGB06 Robatsch
3. K Jovanovic-Blagojevic vs M Ranniku  0-1241964URS-YUGA07 King's Indian Attack
4. M Ranniku vs K Jovanovic-Blagojevic  0-1511964URS-YUGA07 King's Indian Attack
5. M Ranniku vs M Lazarevic  1-0341964URS-YUGA07 King's Indian Attack
6. M Ranniku vs V Kausilaite  0-13019686th Soviet Team CupD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. M Ranniku vs O A Andreieva  1-04019686th Soviet Team CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Z Nakhimovskaya vs M Ranniku  ½-½2419686th Soviet Team CupA13 English
9. M Ranniku vs T Golovey  1-04719686th Soviet Team CupB08 Pirc, Classical
10. N I Titorenko vs M Ranniku  0-14019686th Soviet Team CupC01 French, Exchange
11. A Kushnir vs M Ranniku  0-18019686th Soviet Team CupE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. S Rootare vs M Ranniku  ½-½2119686th Soviet Team CupC01 French, Exchange
13. M Ranniku vs B Mosionzhik  0-15819686th Soviet Team CupA56 Benoni Defense
14. M Ranniku vs V Borisenko-Belova  ½-½4419686th Soviet Team CupB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. M Ranniku vs R Bilunova  ½-½1519686th Soviet Team CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. N Gaprindashvili vs M Ranniku  1-02619686th Soviet Team CupC16 French, Winawer
17. M Ranniku vs L Pronina  1-014197212th Soviet Team-ch qual-1A13 English
18. M Ranniku vs Chiburdanidze  0-1551974URS-ch33 (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Ranniku vs T Golovey  1-045197513th Soviet Team-ch final BA02 Bird's Opening
20. M Ranniku vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½41197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B06 Robatsch
21. V Kausilaite vs M Ranniku  0-167197513th Soviet Team-ch final BB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. M Litinskaya-Shul vs M Ranniku  1-036197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3A84 Dutch
23. M Ranniku vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½3219769th Soviet Team CupA03 Bird's Opening
24. E Akhmylovskaia-Donaldson vs M Ranniku  1-034197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3C19 French, Winawer, Advance
25. M Ranniku vs C Peptan  0-1541992Manila Olympiad (Women)A15 English
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Mar-01-06  BIDMONFA: Maaja Ranniku


May-31-06  stanleys: Do you know something more about this Estonian woman?As I see she was many times URRS champion or medalist,but she never played the Olympics,neither Interzonal tournament.And she hasn't never been awarded a GM title
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  whiteshark: Maaja Ranniku
* Mar 01 1941 Oct 24 2004

Also 10 times Estonian female chess champion (1961, 1963, 1967, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988 and 1991)

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Mar-01-09  brankat: The selection of Mrs.Ranniku's games in this database really doesn't do her any justice: +0 -10 =3.

Yet, somehow she managed to be the USSR Women's Champion 3 times. Not an easy feat for any player! Plus, ten times the Champion of Estonia over a period of 30 years!

R.I.P. Maaja Ranniku.

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