Olita Rause

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Olita Rause
Country Soviet Union
Born (1962-11-21) November 21, 1962 (age 54)
Soviet Union
Title Woman Grandmaster (1993)
International Master (1995)
ICCF Grandmaster (1998)
FIDE rating 2232 (December 2011)
Peak rating 2360 (July 1994)

Olita Rause (born November 21, 1962 in the Soviet Union) is a Latvian Woman Grandmaster (1993), International Master (1995), International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster (1998).

Chess career[edit]

Rause won the silver medal in Latvian Chess Championship for women third times: 1981 (tournament won Astra Goldmane), 1984 (tournament won Anda Šafranska), 1994 (after lost additional match against Anda Šafranska - 1½:2½). In 1986, Rause played for Latvia in Soviet Women's Team Chess Championship in Minsk at second board.[1]

Rause played for Latvia in Chess Olympiads:[2]

Rause is one of strongest world's correspondence chess players. She won the ICCF World Cup VI tournament.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Rause graduated from the University of Latvia with a Master of Philology degree and now works as the editor for Janis Roze Publishers in Riga. Rause was married with chess Grandmaster Igors Rausis.


  1. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Soviet Women's Team Chess Championship :: Olita Rause". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-24. 
  2. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Women's Chess Olympiads :: Olita Rause". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-24. 
  3. ^ "Wcup-06 Final". Tables.iccf.com. Retrieved 2011-12-24. 

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