Vera Menchik

  • November 21, 2015

Vera Menchik (born February 16, 1906,Moscow, Russian Empire – died June 26, 1944, London, England), Russian-born British international chess master, who was the first women’s world chess champion from 1927 until her death. Over the course of...

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Lyudmila Rudenko

  • November 21, 2015

Lyudmila Rudenko (27 July 1904 – 4 March 1986) was a Soviet chess player and the second Women’s World Chess Champion from 1950 until 1953, USSR Women’s Champion in 1952. She was awarded the FIDE International Master (the first woman awa...

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Elisaveta Ivanovna Bykova

  • November 21, 2015

Elisaveta Ivanovna Bykova (born on November 4, 1913 in Bogolyubovo, Russian Empire – died on March 8, 1989 in Moscow, Soviet Union) was a Soviet chess player and the third Women’s World Chess Champion, from 1953 until 1956, and again from 195...

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Olga Rubtsova

  • November 22, 2015

Olga Rubtsova (born August 20, 1909 – died December 13, 1994) was a Soviet chess player and fourth Women’s World Chess Champion. She is four-time Soviet Women’s Champion (1927, 1931, 1937 and 1948), and was second in the Women’s W...

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Nona Gaprindashvili

  • November 22, 2015

Nona Gaprindashvili (born 3 May, 1941) is a Georgian chess player, the fifth women’s world chess champion (1962-1978), and first female Grandmaster in chess history. Born in Zugdidi, Georgia (then part of the Soviet Union), she was the strongest fem...

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Maia Chiburdanidze

  • November 22, 2015

Maia Chiburdanidze (born 17 January 1961 in Kutaisi, USSR) is a Georgian grandmaster, and the seventh Women’s World Chess Champion (1978-1991). She is the only chess player in history who has won nine Chess Olympiads and only her compatriot...

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Xie Jun

  • November 22, 2015

Xie Jun (born October 30, 1970) is a chess grandmaster from China. She had two reigns as Women’s World Chess Champion, from 1991 to 1996 and from 1999 to 2001. In 1991, Xie became China’s second Grandmaster, after Ye Rongguang. At the age of s...

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Susan Polgar

  • November 22, 2015

Susan Polgar (born April 19, 1969, often known as Zsuzsa Polgár) is a Hungarian-born American chess Grandmaster. She is famous for having been a child prodigy at chess, for being a pioneer for women in chess, and for being an advocate for chess in educ...

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Zhu Chen

  • November 22, 2015

Zhu Chen (born March 13, 1976 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang) is a chess Grandmaster. In 2001, she became China’s second women’s world chess champion after Xie Jun, and China’s 13th Grandmaster. In 1988 Zhu became the first Chinese player to win a...

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Antoaneta Stefanova

  • November 22, 2015

Antoaneta Stefanova (born April 19, 1979) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster, and tenth Women’s World Chess Champion (2004-2006), European Champion (2002). She became the tenth holder of that title in 2004 after her victory in a 64-player knockout tou...

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