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Esther Epstein

Esther Epstein (born May 10, 1954) is a United States chess player and systems manager, who has won the U.S. Women's Chess Champion in 1991 and 1997. She holds a Woman International Master title.

Still in the USSR, Epstein was the USSR Women's Vice-Champion in 1976. She has played for the U.S. Women's Olympiad team four times.

She is married to chess grandmaster Alexander Ivanov.

Preceded by
Elena Donaldson
U.S. Women's Chess Champion
1991 (with Irina Levitina)
Succeeded by
Irina Levitina
Preceded by
Anjelina Belakovskaia
U.S. Women's Chess Champion
1997
Succeeded by
Irina Krush
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