Antonia Ivanova in 1966
|Full name||Антония Иванова|
12 May 1930|
|Died||25 May 2004
She was the national girls' champion in 1948 and a short time later captured the first of her six Bulgarian Women's Championships. As the first very strong woman player in her country, she was chosen to be the subject of a propaganda film. Probably her best result in individual competition was first place at the 1954 Leipzig zonal tournament. She became a Woman International Master the same year and much later, in 1983, was honoured with the title Woman Grandmaster.
Antonia Ivanova was 6 times Bulgarian Women's Champion in 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958 and 1967.
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