Ruth Haring

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Ruth Haring
Haring,Ruth 1980 Malta.jpg
Haring in 1980
Born(1955-01-23)January 23, 1955
DiedNovember 29, 2018(2018-11-29) (aged 63)
Chico, California, United States
OccupationInternational chess master

Ruth Inez Haring (also known as Ruth Orton; January 23, 1955 – November 29, 2018) was an American chess player and Woman International Master. She competed in the United States Women's Championship in the 1970s and 1980s, and represented the US in the 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 Chess Olympiads.[1]

Haring was elected to the US Chess Federation Executive Board in 2009, serving as vice president for two years, and then as president for four years.[2] Haring was reelected in 2013 for a three-year term, and served on the executive board for seven years. Haring served on the CalChess Board of Directors,[3] and was the FIDE Zonal President for zone 2.1, the U.S.A.[4]

She was married to chess Grandmaster Peter Biyiasas.[5] Haring died on November 29, 2018 at the age of 63.[6]


  1. ^ "Orton, Ruth". OlimpBase.
  2. ^ "Ruth Haring Elected New USCF President". 17 September 2011.
  3. ^ "CalChess BOARD OF DIRECTORS". CalChess.
  4. ^ "Haring, Ruth: FIDE Chess Profile". FIDE.
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  6. ^ Klein, Mike. "WIM Ruth Haring, 1955-2018". Retrieved 2018-11-30.

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