Vera Menchik

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Birthday
16, 1906
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jun 27, 1944 (38)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1906
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jun 27, 1944 (38)

About

Women's chess pioneer who is legendary for becoming the first ever Women's World Chess Champion in 1927.

Before Fame

Her family moved around Europe when she was a child.

Trivia

In her career she won seven World Championships and only lost one game, while winning 78 and drawing four games.

Family Life

Her family lost much of their fortune during the Russian Revolution.

Associated With

She was the Judit Polgar of her day.