Mother-Daughter Chess Players
Woman Grandmaster Naira Agababean (1951- ) of Moldavia is the mother of Woman Grandmaster and International Master Almira Skripchenko (1976- ), who now lives in France.
Former Women’s World Champion Olga Rubtsova of Russia is the mother of Woman Grandmaster Elena Fatalibekova.
Woman Grandmaster and International Master Cristina-Adela Foisor is the mother of Woman Grandmaster Sabina Francesca Foisor and Woman FIDE Master Mihaela-Veronica Foisor.
Woman International Master Svetlana Agrest (1966- ) is the mother of Woman International Master Inna Agrest.
Nonna Karakashyan (1940- ), 3-time winner of the Azerbaijan women’s championship, is the mother of Woman International Master Narine Karakashian.
Elana Donaldson-Akmilovskaya (1957-2012) was a woman grandmaster. Her mother, a Soviet chess master, qualified several times for the USSR Women’s Championship.
In 2012, Ghazala Shabbir and her daughter Fatima Shabbit, both of Pakistan, played in the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Instanbul. This is the first time a mother/daughter pair played in the same Olumpiad.
Barbara Hund, born in 1959, is a woman grandmaster. She was born 13
days after her mother, Juliane,
played in the German Women’s Chess Championship. Her sister, Isabel Hund (1962- ), is also a strong chess master.
Sergey Belavenets (1910-1942) was
a strong Russian master. His daughter, Ludmilla, born in 1940,
won the 4th Women’s World Correspondence Chess Championship in 1992
Isaac Boleslavsky (1919-1977) was a Soviet GM. His daughter, Tatiana (1946- ), was a chess player who married GM David Bronstein (1924-2006).
Thomas Paehtz was a German GM. His daughter, Elisabeth Paehtz (1985- ), is a WGM and IM
International Master Gorn Vojinovic is the father of Jovana Vojinovic, a Woman Grandmaster.