Elena Akhmilovskaya-Donaldson



Age: 55


Summary: Russian chess champion in both the Soviet Union and her adopted country the U.S. who once ranked among one of the world's top female players and was known as Elena Akhmilovskaya when she helped the Soviet Union win the chess Olympiad in 1978 at a biennial international team tournament finishing with a perfect record (10 wins in 10 games).



Cause of Death: Brain cancer


Born: March 11, 1957


Died: November 18, 2012


Location: Kirkland, Washington