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Nana Alexandria (Georgian: ნანა გიორგის ასული ალექსანდრია, Nana Giorgis asuli Aleksandria; born 13 October 1949) is a Georgian chess Woman Grandmaster (1976) and International Arbiter (1995). She was the challenger in two matches for the Women's World Chess Championship. She is the mother of the Georgian politician Giga Bokeria.

Nana Alexandria
Nana Alexandria 1970.jpg
Nana Alexandria, 1970
Full nameნანა ალექსანდრია
CountrySoviet Union
Georgia
Born (1949-10-13) 13 October 1949 (age 69)
Poti, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
TitleWoman Grandmaster
FIDE rating2342 (May 2010)
Peak rating2415 (1988)

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CareerEdit

Alexandria was awarded the Woman International Master (WIM) title in 1966 and the WGM title in 1976, she was USSR Women's Champion in 1966, 1968 (jointly) and 1969. Alexandria was the Women's World Championship Challenger in 1975 and 1981. In 1975 she lost to Nona Gaprindashvili (+3 =1 −8). In 1981 she drew with Maia Chiburdanidze (+4 =8 −4), with Chiburdanidze retaining her title as champion. Alexandria played for Soviet Union in the Chess Olympiads of 1969, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1986.[1] She was one of the contributing players of the USSR team that dominated the women's Olympiads of the 1980s.

Her best Elo rating was 2415 in 1988.

Alexandria is now an administrator to FIDE. She was the chairperson of the FIDE Women's Commission from 1986 to 2001.

Further readingEdit

  • "none", New In Chess, no. #7, 1986, pp. 66–68
  • ChessBase News

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