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.
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.
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