USSR Women's Chess Championship

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The Women's Soviet Chess Championship was played in the Soviet Union from 1927 through 1991 to determine the women's chess national champion.

The championship was not played on a regular basis in the years 1927-1937 and there was a break during the second world war. From 1950 onward it was played regularly all years.

List of winners[edit]

 #   Year  Place Winner [1] Score
  1 1927  Moscow  Olga Rubtsova
8½ / 10   
  2 1931  Moscow  Olga Rubtsova
7½ / 9   
  3 1934  Leningrad  Olga Semenova Tyan-Shanskaya 
7 / 9   
  4 1936  Leningrad  Olga Semenova Tyan-Shanskaya
9½ / 11   
  5 1937  Rostov-na-Donu  Olga Rubtsova
12½ / 15   
  6 1945  Moscow  Valentina Borisenko
7½ / 9   
  7 1946  Moscow  Elisaveta Bykova
14 / 16   
  8 1947  Moscow  Elisaveta Bykova
12 / 15   
  9 1948  Moscow  Olga Rubtsova
13 / 17   
 10 1950  Riga  Elisaveta Bykova
12½ / 15   
 11 1951  Kiev  Kira Zvorykina
11½ / 17   
 12 1952  Tbilisi  Lyudmila Rudenko
13 / 17   
 13 1953  Rostov-na-Donu  Kira Zvorykina
13 / 17   
 14 1954  Krasnodar  Larisa Volpert
14 / 19   
 15 1955  Sukhumi  Valentina Borisenko
13½ / 19   
 16 1956  Dnepropetrovsk  Kira Zvorykina
13½ / 17   
 17 1957  Vilnius  Valentina Borisenko[2]
12 / 17   
 18 1958  Kharkov  Larisa Volpert[3]
14 / 21   
 19 1959  Lipetsk  Larisa Volpert
12 / 18   
 20 1960  Riga  Valentina Borisenko[4]
13 / 18   
 21 1961  Baku  Valentina Borisenko
13½ / 19   
 22 1962  Riga  Tatiana Zatulovskaya
13 / 19   
 23 1963  Baku  Maaja Ranniku[5]
14 / 19   
 24 1964  Tbilisi  Nona Gaprindashvili
15 / 19   
 25 1965  Beltsy  Valentina Kozlovskaya
13½ / 19   
 26 1966  Kiev  Nana Alexandria
14 / 19   
 27 1967  Sochi  Maaja Ranniku
11 / 13   
 28 1968  Ashkhabad  Nana Alexandria[6]
13½ / 19   
 29 1969  Gori  Nana Alexandria
15 / 19   
 30 1970  Beltsy  Alla Kushnir
14 / 19   
 31 1971  Sochi  Irina Levitina
14 / 19   
 32 1972  Tolyatti  Marta Litinskaya
12 / 19   
 33 1973  Tbilisi  Nona Gaprindashvili
14 / 19   
 34 1974  Tbilisi  Elena Fatalibekova
14 / 18   
 35 1975  Frunze  Liudmila Belavenets
10 / 16   
 36 1976  Tbilisi  Anna Akhsharumova
12½ / 17   
 37 1977  Lvov  Maia Chiburdanidze
13 / 17   
 38 1978  Nikolayevsk  Lidia Semenova
12½ / 17   
 39 1979  Tbilisi  Irina Levitina
12½ / 17   
 40 1980  Alma-Ata  Irina Levitina
12 / 15   
 41 1981  Ivano-Frankovsk    Nona Gaprindashvili
 Nana Ioseliani[7]
12 / 17   
 42 1982  Tallinn  Nana Ioseliani
12 / 17   
 43 1983  Vilnius  Nona Gaprindashvili
12½ / 17   
 44 1984  Kiev  Svetlana Matveeva
 Anna Akhsharumova[8]
9½ / 15   
 45 1985  Yerevan  Nona Gaprindashvili
12½ / 17   
 46 1986  Frunze  Nana Ioseliani
11½ / 16   
 47 1987  Tbilisi  Nana Ioseliani
14½ / 19   
 48 1988  Alma-Ata  Julia Demina
12 / 17   
 49 1989  Volzhsky  Irina Chelushkina
12½ / 17   
 50 1990  Podolsk  Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
13 / 16   
 51 1991  Lvov  Svetlana Matveeva
13½ / 17   

Winners of more titles

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All data have been kindly provided by Alexey Popovsky, owner of the website Rusbase
  2. ^ Valentina Borisenko won the title after a tiebreak match with Kira Zvorykina (2½ – ½ )
  3. ^ Larisa Volpert won the title after a tiebreak match with Kira Zvorykina (2½ – 1½ )
  4. ^ Valentina Borisenko won the title after a tiebreak match with Tatiana Zatulovskaya (4½ – 3½ )
  5. ^ Maia Ranniku won the title after a tiebreak match with Tatiana Zatulovskaya (4–2)
  6. ^ Nana Alexandria won the title after a tiebreak match with Alla Chaikovskaya (3½ – ½)
  7. ^ The tiebreak match was not played.
  8. ^ The tiebreak match was not played.

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