Elisabeta Polihroniade

Elisabeta Polihroniade (Romanian pronunciation: [elisaˈbeta polihroniˈade]; née Ionescu;[1][2] 24 April 1935 – 23 January 2016[3]) was a Romanian chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM), and an International Arbiter (1986). She was born in Bucharest.

Elisabeta Polihroniade
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Elisabeta Polihroniade, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro
CountryRomania
Born24 April 1935
Bucharest, Romania
Died23 January 2016(2016-01-23) (aged 80)
TitleWoman Grandmaster (1982)
Peak rating2391 (February 1992)

She won the Romanian Women's Championship in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976 and 1977.[4] Polihroniade played for Romania in the Women's Chess Olympiads of 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988.[5]

Her peak rating was 2391, achieved in February 1992,[6].

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.[7]

Notable chess gamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Interview with Elisabeta Polihroniade by Eveline Pauna (in Romanian)
  3. ^ "WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade passes away". Chessdom. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Romanian Chess Championships" (in Romanian). Romanian Chess Federation. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
  5. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Women's Chess Olympiads: Polihroniade, Elisabeta". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
  6. ^ "Chessmetrics Player Profile: Elisabeta Polihroniade". chessmetrics.com. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  7. ^ WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade passes away chessdom.com 24 January 2016

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