Women's World Chess Championship 1927

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The First Women's World Chess Championship took place during the 1st Chess Olympiad 1927 in London. It was organized by FIDE and was played as a full round-robin tournament. Vera Menchik won the championship, conceding only half a point in her 11 games. The final results were as follows:[1][2][3][4]

Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points
1  Vera Menchik (RUS) - 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10½
2  Katarina Beskow (SWE) 0 - 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
3  Paula Wolf-Kalmar (AUT) 0 1 - 1 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 7
4  Edith Holloway (ENG) 0 0 0 - ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 6
5  Edith Michell (ENG) ½ 0 0 ½ - 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 6
6  Edith Charlotte Price (ENG) 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 1 1 0 ½ 1
7  Gisela Harum (AUT) 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 - 0 1 0 1 1
8  Florence Hutchison-Stirling (SCO) 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 - 0 1 0 ½ 4
9  Marie Jeanne Frigard (FRA) 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 1 - 0 1 0
10  Agnes Stevenson (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 - ½ 0
11  Sofie Synnevåg[5] (NOR) 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ - 1
12  Martha Daunke (GER) 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 - 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanisław Gawlikowski Olimpiady szachowe 1924 - 1974 Wyd. Sport i Turystyka, Warszawa 1978
  2. ^ femminile
  3. ^ Campeonato Mundo femenino Londres 1927
  4. ^ http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/2739$wix.htm
  5. ^ Forename given in the Hastings and St Leonard's Observer for Saturday 02 July 1927