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Helene Mira
Number of games in database: 151
Years covered: 1984 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2082 (2077 rapid, 2117 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2184
Overall record: +41 -72 =38 (39.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   H Mira vs A Stefanova (Oct-23-17) 0-1, blitz
   F Baenziger vs H Mira (Mar-23-17) 1/2-1/2
   H Mira vs A Velikic (Nov-12-16) 1-0
   D Di Benedetto vs H Mira (Nov-11-16) 1/2-1/2
   A Srebrnic vs H Mira (Nov-10-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-18-1954, 67 years old) Austria

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Mira is a Woman International Master. She was Austrian Women's Champion in 1984, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006 (=Anna-Christina Kopinits).

Last updated: 2017-08-21 04:30:14

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Sinka vs H Mira  ½-½431984Caorle OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. H Mira vs R Rorato  ½-½251984Caorle OpenA61 Benoni
3. D Dimitrijevic vs H Mira  1-0411984Caorle OpenB10 Caro-Kann
4. H Mira vs R Lendwai  ½-½301984Caorle OpenE12 Queen's Indian
5. H Mira vs T Romano  0-1331984Caorle OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
6. H Freder vs H Mira  0-1351984Caorle OpenA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
7. H Mira vs D Ruzzier  1-0241984Caorle OpenD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. H Mira vs Z Veroci  0-1251984Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
9. Isabel Pereira dos Santos vs H Mira  0-1241984Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)A84 Dutch
10. H Herndl vs H Mira  1-0381986Vienna IBM OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
11. G Danner vs H Mira  1-0231986Vienna IBM OpenE70 King's Indian
12. W Braun vs H Mira  1-0841986Vienna IBM OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Rigo vs H Mira  ½-½661986Vienna IBM OpenC47 Four Knights
14. M Schlosser vs H Mira  1-0311986Vienna IBM OpenA80 Dutch
15. H Mira vs O Borik  ½-½91986Vienna IBM OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. H Mira vs F Hager  1-0511986Vienna IBM OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
17. H Mira vs K Opl  0-1471986Vienna IBM OpenD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
18. H Mira vs H Waller  1-0561986Vienna IBM OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. H Mira vs I Jezierska  1-0331986Dubai Olympiad (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
20. H Mira vs A De Armas Perez  ½-½861986Dubai Olympiad (Women)A55 Old Indian, Main line
21. A Maric vs H Mira  1-0601988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)A14 English
22. H Mira vs A Slavotinek  1-0731988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)D96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
23. H Mira vs P Cramling  0-1341988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)A56 Benoni Defense
24. H Mira vs J Gallagher  0-1681989Luxembourg op 28thE92 King's Indian
25. T Thorhallsson vs H Mira  1-0161991Hartberg opB06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-06-12  Jim Bartle: She's more famous for her more recent roles, but I remember her most as the detective in "Prime Suspect" and the mob boss' girlfriend in "The Long Good Friday."

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  HeMateMe: Not to mention posing in the "all in all" for the movie <Calender Girls>!
Jun-03-12  waustad: Actually if you look at the Austrian press she is a rather jolly looking lady who is about as far from glamorous as she could get.
Jun-03-12  waustad: Interestingly enough though, she has been involved with theater. From her Wiki page:

Helene Mira (* 18. November 1954 in Wien) ist eine österreichische Schauspielerin und Schachmeisterin.

She is in many pictures with Eva Moser when the latter looked like a teenager, so she may have been a mentor. These often involved showing chess to children if I recall.

Jan-06-13  waustad: While poking around an Austrian chess site I ran into a page devoted to youth chess and she's in about a third of the pictures. This is nothing new, since she was also in a lot of pictures of kids playing chess along with a teenage Eva Moser, who is now 30.
Aug-25-14  waustad: After winning her game today against defending champion Veronika Exler, she is the sole leader in this year's Austrian championship (w) with 3/3. Games and webcam are available from
Nov-18-14  waustad: Happy 60th b'day!
Nov-18-14  waustad: I wonder why she didn't show up on the happy birthday page. A six time national champion indicates a much more impressive career than some of those who were included.
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  HeMateMe: Could she be a distant relative of Helen Mirren, the British woman who many Americans first discovered in the Prime Suspect miniseries, which found their way across the pond?

<Mirren was born Helen Lydia Mironoff[7][8] in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Hammersmith, London.[9] Her father, Vasily Petrovich Mironoff (1913–1980), was Russian, originally from Kuryanovo, Smolensk Oblast, and her mother, Kitty (née Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers; 1909–1996), was English.[10][11] Mirren's paternal grandfather, Colonel Pyotr Vasilievich Mironov, was in the Imperial Russian Army and fought in the 1904 Russo-Japanese War. He later became a diplomat, and was negotiating an arms deal in Britain when he and his family were stranded during the Russian Revolution.[12] The former diplomat became a London cab driver to support his family and eventually settled down in England.>

Nov-18-14  waustad: According to her WIKI page she's from Vienna and now lives in Voralberg, over near the Swiss border. Her late husband was a theater director and she was involved in the industry. The two women do not look much like each other. I'm writing this from memory so I don't have any links to post.
May-19-15  waustad: A tournament she directed in Bregenz, the Int. Bodensee OPEN 2015, had the experience of checking out the stage for a Turandot production. Ms Mira's connection to stage and chess was put to good use. Between this collection of tournaments (there was also a senior and a blitz tournament), many of the top Austrians were busy this week. There is also an international tournament in Hungary where many people hoping for norms are playing. GM Markus Ragger is presently one of the co-leaders there.
Nov-21-15  waustad: Congratulations on coming equal first, fourth on tiebreaks, in the World Senior Chess Championship (women over 50 division). Her tiebreaks were hurt by having received a bye after drawing several early games along with one loss. She finished strongly winning her last 3 games.
Nov-18-17  waustad: Happy b'day! I hope you are well.

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