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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Obituary: WGM Elena Akhmylovskaya

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Hi everyone,

On November 18th the famous American, former Soviet, WGM Elena Akhmylovskaya passed away after a long illness. WGM Elena Akhmylovskaya was Champion of the Soviet Union (1980), three-fold Champion of USA (1990, 1993, 1994). In 1986 Akhmylovskaya played a Championship match but lost to the reigning Champion Maya Chiburdanidze. After Olympiad in 1988 she got married to US team captain John Donaldson and moved to United States. In 2010 she was awarded the title of FIDE Instructor. (info: Fide). Our deepest condolences and prayers. 

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