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Waltraud Nowarra
German chess player

Waltraud Nowarra

Waltraud Nowarra
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Intro German chess player
A.K.A. Waltraud Schameitat, Nowarra
Was Chess player
From Germany
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 14 November 1940, Koszalin, Poland
Death 27 October 2007, Dresden, Germany (aged 66 years)
Star sign Scorpio
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Waltraud Nowarra (14 November 1940 – 27 October 2007), née Schameitat, was a German chess player who holds the title of Woman International Master (WIM, 1966). She was a seven-time winner the East Germany Women's Chess Championship (1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1968).


In the 1960s, Waltraud Nowarra was one of the leading chess players in the East Germany. She won the East Germany Women's Chess Championships seven times: 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1968 and 1968, and also won silver (1957) and two bronze (1959, 1973) medals. In 1966, Waltraud Nowarra won Women's World Chess Championship Zonal Tournament. In 1967, she participated in the Women's World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament in Subotica and taken 10th place. In 1970, she shared with Valentina Borisenko first place in the International Women's Chess tournament in Halle, but in 1972 she won the first place in the International Women's Chess tournament in Piotrków Trybunalski.

Waltraud Nowarra played for East Germany in the Women's Chess Olympiads:

  • In 1963, at second board in the 2nd Chess Olympiad (women) in Split (+6, =2, -2) and won the team bronze medal and the individual bronze medal,
  • In 1966, at second board in the 3rd Chess Olympiad (women) in Oberhausen (+1, =2, -3) and won the team bronze medal,
  • In 1969, at first board in the 4th Chess Olympiad (women) in Lublin (+5, =3, -2),
  • In 1972, at first board in the 5th Chess Olympiad (women) in Skopje (+2, =0, -4).

In 1966, she was awarded the FIDE International Women Master (WIM) title.

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