The Life and Chess of Vera Menchik


In our lectures on Capablanca, Botvinnik, and Alekhine, one name stood out as a curiosity on crosstables:  Vera Menchik.  Easily the strongest female player in the world at the time, Menchik was begrud
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I didn't know her story
Alekhine is known to be the only world chess champion who died being the champion. People don't know that Vera Menchik was the Women Chess Champion when she died!