Miss Fatima

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Miss Fatima (1914 – ?, fl. c. 1990) was/is an Indian-British Indian female chess master.

Miss Fatima won the British Women's Chess Championship at Hastings in 1933.[1][2] Earlier, she took 12th place at London 1932 (Edith Michell won). She was a friend of maharaja Sir Umar Hayat Khan. The British Men's Chess Champion in 1929, 1932, and 1933 was Mir Sultan Khan, a servant of Sir Umar Hayat Khan.[3] According to Edward Winer, "Miss Fatima was interviewed about Sultan Khan in the Bandung Limited television production The Sultan of Chess broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom on 19 September 1990. She mentioned that she had given some chess instruction to Queen Mary, the wife of George V."


  1. ^ David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, The Oxford Companion to Chess (2nd ed. 1992), Oxford University Press, p. 402. ISBN 0-19-866164-9.
  2. ^ Philip W. Sergeant, A Century of British Chess, David McKay, 1934, pp. 281, 338.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091028082847/http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lab/7378/who.htm

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