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Olita Rause (born November 21, 1962 in the Soviet Union) is a Latvian Woman Grandmaster (1993), International Master (1995), International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster (1998).

Olita Rause
CountrySoviet Union
Born (1962-11-21) November 21, 1962 (age 56)
Soviet Union
TitleWoman Grandmaster (1993)
International Master (1995)
ICCF Grandmaster (1998)
FIDE rating2232 (December 2011)
Peak rating2360 (July 1994)


Chess careerEdit

Rause won the silver medal in Latvian Chess Championship for women third times: 1981 (tournament won Astra Goldmane), 1984 (tournament won Anda Šafranska), 1994 (after lost additional match against Anda Šafranska - 1½:2½). In 1986, Rause played for Latvia in Soviet Women's Team Chess Championship in Minsk at second board.[1]

Rause played for Latvia in Chess Olympiads:[2]

Rause is one of strongest world's correspondence chess players. She won the ICCF World Cup VI tournament.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Rause graduated from the University of Latvia with a Master of Philology degree. From December 2001 to February 2017 she worked as the editor in chief for Janis Roze Publishers in Riga. Rause was married with chess Grandmaster Igors Rausis.


  1. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Soviet Women's Team Chess Championship :: Olita Rause". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  2. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Women's Chess Olympiads :: Olita Rause". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  3. ^ "Wcup-06 Final". Retrieved 2011-12-24.

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