Vera Menchik-Stevenson[ edit ]

Vera Francevna Menchik (1906 - 1944) was a female chess player.

Menchik won the first Womenīs World Championship in 1927 and successfully defended her title in every other championship in her lifetime (1930, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1937 and 1939).

Male chess players whom Menchik defeated in tournament play were said to belong to the Menchik club. This included Max Euwe, Samuel Reshevsky, and Mir Sultan Khan. Vera Menchik was older sister to Olga Menchik, also a chess player. Vera, Olga, and their mother, were all killed in a bombing raid on Kent, England in World War II.

The trophy for the winning team in the Womenīs Chess Olympiad is known as the Vera Menchik Cup.

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