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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    10 May '14 07:27 / 1 edit
    The world of chess has lost a great player. Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson, once the 2nd highest ranking female player in the world has died of cancer. I had the honor of taking a 1 hour chess lesson from her in the early 90's. She played in many tournaments in the Seattle area. This lady showed respect to everyone, and had a quiet personality that boardered on timidity, yet at the chessboard her moves blazed with tactical brillance. Many were amazed at how such a quite seeming lady could play with such a relentless style that broke down even the most stubborn of defences. Today, I will mourn.


    http://seattletimes.com/html/obituaries/2019752582_obitdonaldson24m.html
  2. 10 May '14 09:15
    Originally posted by bill718
    The world of chess has lost a great player. Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson, once the 2nd highest ranking female player in the world has died of cancer. I had the honor of taking a 1 hour chess lesson from her in the early 90's. She played in many tournaments in the Seattle area. This lady showed respect to everyone, and had a quiet personality that boardered ...[text shortened]... , I will mourn.


    http://seattletimes.com/html/obituaries/2019752582_obitdonaldson24m.html
    aye tis a great pity, 55 is too young for such a great talent.
  3. 10 May '14 11:12
    She died on 23rd November 2012.
  4. 10 May '14 14:16
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    She died on 23rd November 2012.
    ok, i was unaware, still its posthumously a great loss .
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    10 May '14 21:27
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    She died on 23rd November 2012.
    But she's still dead. 😕