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  • Gaprindashvili, Nona

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    Nona Terentievna Gaprindashvili, born May 3, 1941, was the first woman to achieve the men's International Grandmaster title, in 1978.  She became the first woman to win a "men's" chess tournament when she tied for first plac... Read More »

  • Abrahamyan, Tatev

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    Tatev Abrahamyan is a Woman’s International Master (WIM) who was born in Yerevan, Armenia on January 13, 1988.  In 2005, she tied for 1st in the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship, but lost the play-off match to Rusudan Goletiani. In... Read More »

  • Manhattan Chess Club

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    Founded on November 24, 1877 at the Café Logeling in New York City.   Dues were $4 a year.  On December 7, 1877 the members voted for the name of the chess club to be the Manhattan Chess Club (the other choices were Morphy Ch... Read More »

  • Abhyankar-Gokhale, Anupama

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    Anupama Abhyankar-Gokhale, born on May 17, 1969, is a chess master from India.  She was awarded the Women’s International Master title in 1985.  She married chess master Raghunandan Gokhale, chairman of the Mumbai Chess Association and Anupama... Read More »

  • Euwe, Max

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    Max Euwe (1901-1981) was a former FIDE President (1970-1978) who was twice world champion - 1935-37 and for one day in 1947.  In July 1947, the FIDE Congress, held in The Hague, voted for Euwe to be world champion since Alekhine died. However... Read More »

  • Bain, Mary Weiser

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    Mary Weiser Bain (1904-1972) was the 1937 and the 1952 challenger to the World’s Women Championship (she was born in Hungary).  She won titles in Cuba, Sweden, Finland, and the United States.  U.S. women’s champion from 1951 ... Read More »

  • Karff, Mona May Ratner

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    Mona Karff (1914-1998) played in 18 U.S. Women’s chess championships, winning 7 times , from 1938 to 1974.  She spoke 8 languages fluently and became a millionaire playing the stock market.  She married her cousin, but later divorc... Read More »

  • Thomas, George Alan

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    George Alan Thomas (1881-1972) was a British chess champion in 1923 and 1934, 7-time British badminton champion (he won 21 British badminton titles between 1903 and 1928),  and quarter-finalist tennis player at Wimbledon (1922).  He play... Read More »

  • Amura, Claudia Noemi

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    Claudia Noemi Amura, born Sep 26, 1970, is a Woman Grandmaster from Argentina.  She is the first Latin American woman to earn the male International Master title.  Her current Elo rating is 2344.  Her peak Elo rating is 2372.&n... Read More »

  • Al-Modiahki, Mohamad

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    Mohamad Al-Modiakhi, born June 1, 1974, is the first Grandmaster from Qatar and the first Arabian grandmaster.  He is the highest rated Arab, with a peak Elo rating of 2588.  His current Elo rating is 2563.  He is married to fo... Read More »