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Maaja Ranniku
M Ranniku 
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1964 to 2001
Highest rating achieved in database: 2058
Overall record: +6 -12 =5 (37.0%)*
   * 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 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Ranniku vs M Lazarevic  1-0341964URS-YUGA07 King's Indian Attack
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. N Gaprindashvili vs M Ranniku  1-02619686th Soviet Team CupC16 French, Winawer
6. M Ranniku vs L Pronina  1-014197212th Soviet Team-ch qual group 1A13 English
7. M Ranniku vs Chiburdanidze  0-1551974URS-ch33 (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. M Ranniku vs T Golovey  1-045197513th Soviet Team-ch final BA02 Bird's Opening
9. M Ranniku vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½41197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B06 Robatsch
10. V Kausilaite vs M Ranniku  0-167197513th Soviet Team-ch final BB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
11. M Litinskaya-Shul vs M Ranniku  1-036197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3A84 Dutch
12. M Ranniku vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½3219769th Soviet Team CupA03 Bird's Opening
13. E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs M Ranniku  1-034197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3C19 French, Winawer, Advance
14. M Litinskaya-Shul vs M Ranniku  1-0601992Melitopol Cup (Women)A84 Dutch
15. M Ranniku vs A Stefanova ½-½721992Chess Olympiad (Women)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
16. T Fomina vs M Ranniku  0-1511996EST-ch (Women)C23 Bishop's Opening
17. M Ranniku vs T Fomina  0-1682001ch-EST WomenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. S Budylina vs M Ranniku  1-0382001ch-EST WomenE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
19. M Ranniku vs M Tsiganova  0-1592001ch-EST WomenB30 Sicilian
20. V Bashkite vs M Ranniku  1-0312001ch-EST WomenA05 Reti Opening
21. M Ranniku vs K Paidla  ½-½732001ch-EST WomenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
22. M Ranniku vs Reet Pikkmets 0-1452001ch-EST WomenB53 Sicilian
23. L Piarnpuu vs M Ranniku  1-0242001ch-EST WomenA33 English, Symmetrical
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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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  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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