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Menchik, Vera, 1906-1944

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Personal name headingMenchik, Vera, 1906-1944
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Variant(s)Menchikova, Vera, 1906-1944
Other standard no.0000000047389982
Associated countryEngland
Associated placeSt. Leonards (East Sussex, England)
Birth date1906
Death date1944
Place of birthMoscow (Russia)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Field of activityChess--Tournaments
AffiliationBritish Chess Federation
Profession or occupationChess players Editors Authors
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Found inBykova, E. I. Vera Menchik, 1957: p. (b. 1906) p. 22 (d. 1944)
New York times, Sept. 5, 2022: in an obituary in the "Overlooked" series on page A16 (Vera Menchik, born Vera Franceva Menchikova on 16 Feb. 1906 in Moscow, died June 26, 1944 in [London] England, aged 38; she was the world's first women's chess champion and the first woman to play regularly alongside men; the Menchik family left Russia in 1921 -- her mother, an Englishwoman, took Vera and her sister to grow up in St. Leonards, a town near Hastings in Britain; Vera Menchik also worked in the administration of the British Chess Federation, and at Chess [magazine] as an editor and columnist)