Luba Kristol, Chess Olympiad 1980, Malta

Ljuba Danielovna Kristol (Hebrew: לובה דניאלובנה קריסטול‎‎; Russian: Любовь Даниэловна Кристол; born May 26, 1944, Leningrad) is a Russian-born Israeli International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster and Woman International Master.

She is best known for winning the ICCF Women's World Championship in correspondence chess on two occasions: between 1978 and 1984, and between 1993 and 1998.

She grew up in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), and since 1976 has lived in Israel. Kristol is the four-time OTB women's chess champion of Israel.

She took part in four Chess Olympiads as a member of the Israeli team. In the Olympiad in 1976 (which took place in Haifa), Kristol won the gold medal with the Israeli team.

In 1989 Kristol participated in a zonal tournament in Haifa, and shared 1st–2nd place.

Tournaments

Major tournaments that Kristol participated in

Start date Name of tournament Site Board in a group tournament Place in a personal tournament Number of games Category Result needed for a GM norm Actual result
1 May 1997 Champion of champions of Israel [1] - 1 10 - - 8
16 October 2003 Semi final of WC number 27 [2] - 6 12 7 9.5 6
16 October 2004 VI European final [3] 12 - 13 5 - 5
20 December 2004 NPSF 60 Years GM Jubilee Tournament [4] - 5 14 11 9 7.5
10 July 2005 Preliminary of the 17th Olympiad [5] 5 - 10 4 - 4
15 April 2006 60 Years Anniversary BdF [6] - - 16 - - 4.5 not ended

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Preceded by
Lora Jakovleva
Women's World Correspondence Chess Champion
1978–1984
Succeeded by
Liudmila Belavenets
Preceded by
Liudmila Belavenets
Women's World Correspondence Chess Champion
1993–1998
Succeeded by
Alessandra Riegler