Urve Kure

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Urve Kure
CountrySoviet Union
Born (1931-08-02) August 2, 1931 (age 88)
Tallinn, Estonia

Urve Kure (born August 2, 1931) is a former Estonian chess player, who won the Estonian Women's Chess Championship three times - 1953, 1958, 1965.


In 1950 graduated from secondary school in Tallinn. Urve Kure was one of the strongest women chess players in Estonia in the 1950s and 1960s. In Estonian Chess Championships for women she has won 3 gold (1953, 1958, 1965), 3 silver (1957, 1959, 1964) and 3 bronze (1954, 1961, 1966) medals.[1] Urve Kure three times played for Estonia in Soviet Team Chess Championships (1958, 1960, 1962) and two times played for Estonian team Kalev in Soviet Team Chess Cup (1966, 1968). All her life worked in the rubber production factory Tegur and other factory Teras.[2]


  1. ^ "Eesti meistrid 1923—2005". Archived from the original on 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ KURE, URVE

External links[edit]

  • Urve Kure player profile at olimpbase.org (Soviet Team Chess Championship)
  • Urve Kure player profile at olimpbase.org (Soviet Team Chess Cup)