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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS: Nona Gaprindashvili 50th Anniversary of World Chess Title to 5th World Champion

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Hi everyone,

12th Women's World Chess Champion Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk with the 5th World Chess Champion Nona Gaprindashvili in Moscow. 
(See all Gaprindashvili photos at ChessPics.

October 17 is the 50th anniversary of Nona Gaprindashvili winning the Women's World Chess Championship title. Nona Gaprindashvili became the Women's World Champion in 1962, when she won the title from the reigning Russian Champion Elizaveta Bykova by a score of 9-2. The championship match was played in Moscow. A 20-year old Gaprindashvili crushed the defending champion Elizabeth Bykova, not losing a single game, to become the fifth - at that time the youngest - Women's World Chess Champion. We congratulate Nona Gaprindashvili on the anniversary and wish her more and more chess happiness ahead. 

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