Benita Vēja

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Benita Vēja
Born Benita Vilerte
(1948-01-15)January 15, 1948
Kuldīga, Latvia

Benita Vēja (born January 15, 1948, Kuldīga as Benita Vilerte) is a Latvian chess master who won the Latvian Chess Championship for women in 1966.

Chess career[edit]

Benita Vēja started to play chess in early childhood and won the Latvian Girl championship in 1961 but in 1963 she won Soviet Girl championship.[1] Rīga women chess championship she won twice: 1972 and 1975. She won the Latvian Chess Championship for women in 1966 (after match victory over the sixties Latvian women chess leader Astra Klovāne – 2,5:1,5), was the runner-up in 1963, and 1972 and won the third prize in 1964, 1967, and 1969. Benita Vēja played for Latvia in Soviet team chess championship in 1967 and 1972[2] and for team "Daugava" in Soviet team chess cup in 1964, 1966, 1968, and 1971.[3] In Soviet team chess championship in 1967 she won second place at girl board,[4] but in Soviet team chess cup in 1971 she won third place at first women board.[5]

Personal life[edit]

By profession Benita Vēja is an engineer mathematician. Her brother Jānis Vilerts (1943–2001) was director at the Kuldiga Chess School but her sister Tamāra Vilerte is a Woman Grandmaster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://al20102007.narod.ru/ch_urs/1963/ch_jun63.html
  2. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Soviet Team Chess Championship: Benita Vilerte". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  3. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Soviet Team Chess Cup: Benita Vilerte". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  4. ^ "Moscow 1967". Al20102007.narod.ru. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  5. ^ "Rostov-on-Don 1971". Al20102007.narod.ru. 1971-10-08. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 

External links[edit]

  • Benita Vēja  player profile at chessgames.com (as Benita Vilerte)
  • Benita Vēja  player profile at 365chess.com (as Benita Vilerte)
  • Žuravļevs, N.; Dulbergs, I.; Kuzmičovs, G. (1980), Latvijas šahistu jaunrade, Rīga, Avots., pp. 107 – 108 (in Latvian).