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(9) In Memoriam WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade, Romania

(9) In Memoriam WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade, Romania

Jan 23, 2016, 10:47 PM 0

WGM Polihroniade (Lili for her close friends) has passed away on Jan 23rd, 2016 at the respectable age of 80. She was, is and will remain forever one of the greatest chess promoters Romania has gifted the World with. During her impressive career as a chess player she won 7 national titles and represented Romania in 10 Olympiads. She was also a highly respected International Arbiter. During her latter years she put all her energy into promoting chess for children and chess in schools. Romania's chess roots have received back invaluable guidance and wisdom from one of the country chess icons. May you rest in peace Lili! You will live forever in our minds; when we say chess, we remember your legacy too.

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This is arguably one of the most memorable wins (personal selection) of her chess career:

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