Clarice Benini

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Clarice Benini (8 January 1905, Florence - 8 September 1976, Poggio a Vico, Rufina) was an Italian chess master.[1]

She finished second in the Women's World Championship at Stockholm 1937, behind Vera Menchik but ahead of Sonja Graf, Milda Lauberte, Mary Bain, Mona May Karff, and others.[2] She was the two-time Italian Champion, winning at Milan 1938 and Rome 1939.[3]

In 1936, she took 2nd, behind Sonja Graf, in Semmering. In 1949/50, she took 9th in the Women's World Chess Championship in Moscow (Ludmila Rudenko won).[4] She tied for 3rd-4th at Venice 1951 (WWCC zonal), won at Gardone 1956, took 6th at Venice 1957 (WWCC zonal), won at Amsterdam 1957, and took 2nd at Beverwijk 1958.[5]

Benini was awarded the Woman International Master (WIM) title in 1950.

References[edit]

  1. ^ La grande storia degli scacchi
  2. ^ Women in Chess - 1937 - Chess.com
  3. ^ Adriano Chicco; Antonio Rosino. Storia degli scacchi in Italia. Venezia, Marsilio, 1990, ISBN 88-317-5383-5
  4. ^ World Chess Championship (women) : 1949-50 Title Tournament
  5. ^ Litmanowicz, Władysław & Giżycki, Jerzy (1986, 1987). Szachy od A do Z. Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka Warszawa. ISBN 83-217-2481-7 (1. A-M), ISBN 83-217-2745-X (2. N-Z)