Bykova, Elizaveta

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Bykova, Elizaveta Ivanovna


Born Nov. 1 (14), 1913, in the village of Bogoliubovo, in present-day Vladimir Oblast. Soviet chess player. Honored Master of Sport of the USSR (1953); International Master (1959).

Bykova has been the women’s chess champion of the USSR (1947, 1948, 1950) and of the world (1953-56, 1958-62). She was awarded the Badge of Honor.


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