Bella Gesser

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Bella Igla
Bella Igla Dec2008.JPG
Igla at the Israeli Championship Finals, December 2008
Country Russia
Israel
Born (1985-06-02) June 2, 1985 (age 33)
Russia
Title Woman Grandmaster (2004)
FIDE rating 2284 (July 2015)
Peak rating 2299 (July 2005)

Bella Gesser (Hebrew: בלה גסר‎), née Igla (Hebrew: בלה איגלה‎; Russian: Белла Игла; born June 2, 1985), is an Israeli chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM). In 2004, she won the Israel Women's Chess Championship.

Igla started her career at the Russian Chess Federation, playing in competitions including the Russian Youth Chess Championship (ru), in the categories U12 and U16. She moved to Israel in 1998. Igla transferred national federations from Russia to Israel in 2001.[1]

Igla represented Israel in three Chess Olympiads:

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