Happy 60th birthday to Maia Chiburdanidze

Happy 60th birthday to Maia Chiburdanidze

A grúz sakk „koronaékszere”

The Georgian grandmaster is the sixth official Women’s World Chess Champion, a title she held from 1978 to 1991.

 

 Maia Chiburdanidze (Georgian: მაია ჩიბურდანიძე; born 17 January 1961) is a Georgian chess player. She is the sixth Women’s World Chess Champion, a title she held from 1978 to 1991, and was the youngest one until 2010, when this record was broken by Hou Yifan. Chiburdanidze has won nine Women’s Chess Olympiads.

Then still candidate for FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, Maia Chiburdanidze, and Nona Gaprindashvili during the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi.

 

 It was taken in Volvograd, October 1984, by Nekrasov/Sputnik.

 

Via the Georgian archives (http://dspace.nplg.gov.ge/handle/1234/142722) – Maia Chiburdanidze, Tengiz Giorgadze and Tigran Petrosian. Tbilisi, 4th December 1973.

 

Country Soviet Union → Georgia
Born 17 January 1961 
Kutaisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (1984)
Women’s World Champion 1978–1991
FIDE rating 2500 (January 2021) [inactive]
Peak rating 2560 (January 1988)