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2nd Women's Chess Olympiad: Split 1963

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Basic data

2nd Women's Chess Olympiad
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 22nd September - 10th October 1963
City: Split, Yugoslavia (today's Croatia)
Venue: The Marian hotel
Tournament Director: Mr. Stanko Hrašovec (YUG)
Chief Arbiter: Mrs. Olga Rubtsova (URS)
Arbiter: Mr. Braslav Rabar (YUG)
Teams participating: 15
Players participating: 41 (incl. 1 IM and 14 WIMs)
Games played: 210
Competition format: Two board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: 40 moves in 2 hours 30 minutes, then 1 hour for each next 16 moves
Downloadable game file: 63olw.zip


Tournament review

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Individual medals

1st Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Gaprindashvili, Nona Soviet Union URS 11½ 12 95.8
2. WIM Nicolau, Alexandra Romania ROM 10 12 83.3
3. WIM Keller-Herrmann, Edith East Germany GDR 11½ 14 82.1

2nd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. WIM Nedeljković, Verica Yugoslavia YUG 12 12 100.0
2. WIM Zatulovskaya, Tatiana Soviet Union URS 8 10 80.0
3. Nowarra, Waltraud East Germany GDR 7 10 70.0

Reserve Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. Timmer, Hendrika Netherlands NED 9 72.2
2. Litmanowicz, Mirosława Poland POL 10 65.0
3. Kasperowski, Hilde Austria AUT 11 31.8


Best game prizes


Best game prize.
Gresser, Gisela (USA) - Gaprindashvili, Nona (URS) 0 - 1

Best ending prize.
Lazarević, Milunka (YUG) - Vreeken, Corry (NED) 1 - 0



Interesting games


White was flagged (time control was on move 45) but there was mate-on-board!
Lazarević, Milunka (YUG) - Konarkowska, Henryka (POL) 1 - 0

Because of her sound and analytical style Nicolau was profiled as 'Portisch in a skirt' in one of the books.
Nicolau, Alexandra (ROM) - Lazarević, Milunka (YUG) 1 - 0

Lazarević overtook the risk hunting for a team win.
Gaprindashvili, Nona (URS) - Lazarević, Milunka (YUG) 1 - 0

The Kingside disaster claimed many victims.
Krizsán-Bilek, Gyuláné (HUN) - Nowarra, Waltraud (GDR) 1 - 0

Nedeljković scored pured 12 wins in Split and this one was the best one.
Nedeljković, Verica (YUG) - Zatulovskaya, Tatiana (URS) 1 - 0



Trivia

The Soviet team scored nine clear wins (2-0) in a row, a record that has not been equalled until these days (and most probably will never be).



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Nedeljković's perfect 12 of 12 was only equalled by Alexandria in 1990. 13/13 or more has never been reached - and is unlikey to happen whenever, since the Olympiads were shortened to 11 rounds in 2008.