Elisabeta Polihroniade, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro
|Born||24 April 1935
|Died||23 January 2016(aged 80)|
|Title||Woman Grandmaster (1982)|
|Peak rating||2310 (January 1988)|
Elisabeta Polihroniade (Romanian pronunciation: [elisaˈbeta polihroniˈade]; née Ionescu; 24 April 1935 – 23 January 2016) was a Romanian chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM), and an International Arbiter (1986). She was born in Bucharest.
She won the Romanian Women's Championship in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976 and 1977. Polihroniade played for Romania in the Women's Chess Olympiads of 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988.
Polihroniade was a journalist and broadcaster, with her own daily radio programme on contemporary culture. She was the editor of Gambit, the Romanian chess magazine, and wrote many books.
Notable chess games
- Valentina Kozlovskaya vs Elisabeta Polihroniade, 3rd olw final 1966, Modern Defense (A42), 0-1
- Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Leonid Shamkovich, Cup World (open) 1989, Sicilian Defense (B43), 1-0
- "Cine a fost Elisabeta Polihroniade? "S-a luptat de la egal la egal cu şahistele din URSS"". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- Interview with Elisabeta Polihroniade by Eveline Pauna (Romanian)
- "WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade passes away". Chessdom. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- "Romanian Chess Championships" (in Romanian). Romanian Chess Federation. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
- Bartelski, Wojciech. "Women's Chess Olympiads: Polihroniade, Elisabeta". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
- Elisabeta Polihroniade FIDE rating history, 1972-2001 at OlimpBase.org
- WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade passes away chessdom.com 24 January 2016
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- Obituary - Elisabeta Polihroniade, FIDE
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