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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Vera Menchik (1906)

A Russian-born British international chess master, Menchik won seven consecutive Women's World Chess Championships, beginning with the first one ever held and ending in 1939, when World War II halted the tournament. She and her family were killed in an air raid on London in 1944. When Menchik entered a men's tournament in 1929, Viennese master Albert Becker ridiculed her by saying that anyone who lost to her should become a part of the "Vera Menchik Club." Who was the first of its many members? More...
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 4:07:37 PM

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"When, the same year, she entered the tournament in Carlsbad, Viennese master Albert Becker ridiculed her entry by proposing that any player whom Menchik defeated in tournament play should be granted membership into the Vera Menchik Club. In the same tournament, Becker himself became the first member of the 'club'."

This must be one of the most epic fails in history Applause
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 7:18:39 AM
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One of her most memorable games- http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1459083
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