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Price, Edith Charlotte

Edith Charlotte Price (1872-1956) was five-time British Ladies Champion (1922, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1948).  She first played in  the British Ladies Championship in 1912, finishing 2nd.  She won it in 1948 at the age of 76, the oldest player ever to win a national championship.   She was the woman's world chess championship challenger in 1927 and 1933.  She founded the Gambit Chess Rooms in Budge Row for men only (except for waitresses), which was still active until 1958.  This chess club was opened every day of its existence but for two days.  It was closed for two days in September 1940 because it was bombed during a Nazi raid.

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