Mary Rudge

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Birthday
6, 1842
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 22, 1919 (77)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1842
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 22, 1919 (77)

About

Female chess pioneer who was one of the first women to face top male competition.

Before Fame

She played in small chess tournaments in her hometown of Herefordshire, England.

Trivia

She was the first female member of the Bristol Chess Club and she was the first winner of the Women’s International Chess Congress.

Family Life

When her father, Dr. Henry Rudge died she began taking chess more seriously.

Associated With

She gained notoriety for facing Emanuel Lasker, the top chess player in the world at the time.