BYKOVA Elizabeth I.( chess)
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Biography BYKOVA Elizabeth I.
Bykov, Elizaveta Ivanovna (1913 -1989). The third world champion (1953-1956, 1958-1962). Born November 4, 1913 in the village Bogoljubovo now Vladimir Region. First success achieved in the championship of Moscow (1937) - 3 place, and the following year became a champion of the capital, repeating later, this result is still 5 times. After the war, became a champion of the country three times (1947, 1948, 1950). In the tournament at the World Championship (Moscow, 1949/50) shared 3-4 places with V. Borisenko. The tournament contenders (Moscow, 1952) took place and I got the right to play the world championship match with the winner of the highest title L. Rudenko, who won - 8:6 (+7-5 = 2), having won the title of world champion.
In the triple-match tournament (Moscow, 1956) won 2 nd place, behind the title of champion Oleg Rubtsov, but in 1958 regained the highest title, defeating her in a rematch - 8,5:5,5 (+7-4 = 3 ).
In 1960, defended his title in the match with a candidate K. Zworykin - 8,5:4,5 (+6-2 = 5), but in the next game at World Championship (Moscow, 1962) lost to N. Gaprindashvili - 2:9 ( -7 = 4).
In 1960 Bykov won in the international women's tournament in Amsterdam. Died March 8, 1989 in Moscow.
According Gaprindashvili, Bykova 'in the playing of simple endgame positions and had not equal. Of exceptional work ethic, a rare coolness, fantastic tenacity '.