Tatiana Zatulovskaya

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Tatiana Zatulovskaya in 1964

Tatiana Yakovlevna Zatulovskaya (Hebrew: טטיאנה זטולובסקיה , Russian: Татьяна Яковлевна Затуловская) (8 December 1935 – 2 July 2017) was an Israeli (formerly Soviet and Russian) chess player. She held the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) and was twice women's senior world champion. Her last name may also be spelled as Zatulovskaia or Zatulovskaja. Zatulovskaya was a three-time winner of the Women's Soviet Chess Championship (1960, 1962, and 1963).

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In 1961, she was awarded by FIDE the title of Woman International Master (WIM). In 1976, Zatulovskaya became a Woman Grandmaster. She represented the USSR at the 1963 and 1966 Women's Chess Olympiads.

In the 1960s and the 1970s she often qualified for Interzonals and Candidates Tournaments for the Women's World Chess Championship.

In 1993, she won the Women's Seniors World Championship with 10 out of 11 points (10 wins, 0 losses, and 2 draws). In 1997, she became again the World Champion among senior women.

In 2000, she emigrated to Israel. As of April 2009, Zatulovskaya's rating was 2034.

Death[change | change source]

Zatulovskaya was born in Baku. She died of liver failure in Tel Aviv at the age of 81.[1]

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