US Women's Chess Championships 2009
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Women’s Chess in the U.S. Facts
• The first unofficial U.S. women’s champion was crowned in 1857. Though her name was never listed, a description of the chess queen secured
her legacy: “This lady is believed to be the strongest amateur of her sex in the country, and would certainly be ranked as a first-rate in any club.”
• The first published game by an U.S. woman player appeared in an 8-page brochure in 1830.
• A Texas man in 1885 publicly offered a $100 bet that his wife could beat any man in chess.
• Mona May Karff won seven titles, topped only by Gisela Kahn Gresser’s nine wins.
• Irina Krush holds the record as the youngest player to win the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. She won it in 1998 at age 14.
• In 1909 Eliza Foot “placed on the market a series of chess puzzles”, making her the first U.S. female chess author.
And this is my puppy - Zandie - making her move for the day...and I think she's going to beat me up!