Women's World Chess Championship 1949–50

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The 8th Women's World Chess Championship took place in the winter of 1949–1950 in Moscow, Russia. The title had been vacant since the death of Vera Menchik in 1944. The round-robin tournament was won by Lyudmila Rudenko. The final results were as follows:[1]

Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points Tie break
1  Lyudmila Rudenko (Soviet Union) - 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 11½
2  Olga Rubtsova (Soviet Union) 0 - 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 10½
3  Elisabeth Bykova (Soviet Union) 0 0 - ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 10 68.25
4  Valentina Belova (Soviet Union) ½ 0 ½ - 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 67.75
5  Edith Keller-Herrmann (East Germany) ½ ½ 0 0 - 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 62.00
6  Eileen Betsy Tranmer (England) ½ ½ 0 0 0 - 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 61.75
7  Chantal Chaudé de Silans (France) ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 60.00
8  Fenny Heemskerk (Netherlands) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 8
9  Clarice Benini (Italy) 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 7
10  Jozsa Langos (Hungary) 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 - ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 6 44.25
11  María Teresa Mora (Cuba) 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ - 1 1 1 0 0 6 38.75
12  Gisela Kahn Gresser (USA) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 - 1 0 0 1 5 32.50
13  Nina Grushkova-Belska (Czechoslovakia) 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 - ½ 1 ½ 5 32.50
14  Mona May Karff (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ - 1 1 5 21.00
15  Ingrid Larsen (Denmark) ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 1
16  Róża Herman (Poland) 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 - 3

References[edit]

Sunnucks, Anne (1976). The Encyclopaedia of Chess (2nd Ed.). Hale. pp. 505–544. ISBN 0-7091-4697-3.