Alla Kushnir Has Passed Away in Tel Aviv

Время публикации: 11.08.2013 00:58 | Последнее обновление: 11.08.2013 15:12

The sad news came from Israel: the Russian-born Israeli WGM Alla Kushnir has passed away at the age of 72. 

Alla Kushnir was thrice World Championship Challenger, she lost all three matches against Nona Gaprindashvili:
1965-й год +3 =3
1969-й +2 =5 -6
1972-й +4 =7 -5.

Training for the WC match. Photo by Lev Poletaev

Kushnir was the USSR Women's Champion and three-times winner of the Women's Chess Olympiads. According to the Israeli Chess Federation website she finished her Olympic career with 21 wins, 4 draws and 0 losses.

She moved to Israel in 1973. Later she worked as a senior lecturer at the Department of Humanities at Tel Aviv University.  

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