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Tatiana Zatulovskaya

Tatiana Zatulovskaya in 1964

Tatiana Yakovlevna Zatulovskaya (Hebrew: טטיאנה זטולובסקיה‎; Russian: Татьяна Яковлевна Затуловская; born 8 December 1935, in Baku) is a Soviet, Russian, and Israeli chess player, Woman Grandmaster, and the 1993 and 1997 Senior Women's World Chess Champion. Her last name may also be spelled as Zatulovskaia or Zatulovskaja.


Zatulovskaya is a three-time winner of the Women's Soviet Chess Championship (1960, 1962, and 1963).

In 1961, she was awarded the title of International Master. In 1976, Zatulovskaya became a Woman Grandmaster.

She represented the USSR at the 1963 and 1966 Chess Olympiads.

In the 1960s and the 1970s she often qualified for Interzonals and Candidates Tournaments for the Women's World Chess Championship.

In 1993, she won the Women's Seniors World Chess Championship with 10 out of 11 points (10 wins, 0 losses, and 2 draws). In 1997, she became again the World Champion among senior women.

In 2000, she emigrated to Israel, which she represented at the 2002 Chess Olympiad.

Her highest Chessmetrics rating has been 2371, which she reached in 1973. As of April 2009, Zatulovskaya's rating was 2034.