Valentina Kozlovskaya

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Valentina Kozlovskaya
Kozlovskaya 1996 Bad Liebenzell.jpg
Valentina Kozlovskaya, 1996
Full nameValentina Yakovlevna Kozlovskaya
Born (1938-04-18) 18 April 1938 (age 81)
Yessentuki, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleWoman Grandmaster (1976)
FIDE rating2239 (December 2015)
Peak rating2315 (January 1975)[1]
Kozlovskaya in 1968

Valentina Yakovlevna Kozlovskaya (Russian: Валентина Яковлевна Козловская; born 18 April 1938) is a Russian chess player. She was awarded the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) by FIDE in 1976. Kozlovskaya won the Women's World Senior Championship in 1996.[2]

Kozlovskaya won the Women's Soviet Chess Championship in 1965. She came second in the 1967 Women's Candidates Tournament. In the same year she placed second to Nona Gaprindashvili in a women's international tournament at Kiev. She won the gold medal at the Women's Chess Olympiad in Havana 1966.[3] In 1976 Kozlovskaya won the RSFSR women's championship and in 1979, she shared first place with Ludmila Saunina. In 2014, she won the European Senior Championship in the women's 65+ division.[4]

Kozlovskaya is a biochemist by profession and her main hobby apart from chess is classical music.

She is the widow of Grandmaster Igor Bondarevsky.


  1. ^ Valentina Kozlovskaya FIDE rating history, 1972-2001 at
  2. ^ "The Week in Chess 107". Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  3. ^ OlimpBase Women's Chess Olympiads Soviet Union, Individual Record
  4. ^ 14th European Senior 65+ Ladies Chess Championship 2014.

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