Milunka Lazarević

Serbian chess player and columnist Milunka Lazarević was born on December 1, 1932, in Šantarovac, Yugoslavia and died on December 15, 2018.

For a long time, Lazarević was Yugoslavia’s principal lady player and turned into a contender for the Women’s World Chess Championship.

Lazarević was shown chess by her dad at fourteen years old and rapidly wound up perceived as an ability in the diversion.

Advancing to end up Yugoslavia’s driving lady player, Lazarević won the national title multiple times somewhere in the range of 1952 and 1982.

It was at this time, that she delighted in a contention with countryman Vera Nedeljkovic, the two consistently setting admirably in both residential and universal rivalry.

Lazarević’s playing style created to be both energizing and innovative, in spite of the fact that there were events when this made her exaggerate the position, especially against more fragile players.

As indicated by Anne Sunnucks, this regularly denied her of first prize.

Among her most eminent early outcomes were those from four zonal competitions; Lazarević completed joint third at Herceg Novi 1954, joint second at Venice 1957, joint first at Vrnjacka Banja 1960 and third at Bad Neuenahr 1963.

Lazarević’s best outcome was to tie for the lead position at the World Championship Candidates Tournament in Sukhumi 1964.

Milunka Lazarević passed away at 86 years old.


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