Menchik, Vera




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1923  912  2023 (69) 1
1924  960  2026 (54) 9
1925  829  2094 (42) 29
1926  684  2143 (41) 13
1927  516  2204 (37) 32
1928  402  2247 (33) 36
1929  351  2266 (29) 62
1930  255  2304 (31) 40
1931  203  2335 (33) 33
1932  146  2360 (32) 39
1933  188  2338 (34) 34
1934  255  2310 (33) 36
1935  339  2280 (30) 58
1936  327  2283 (31) 37
1937  315  2279 (30) 58
1938  331  2275 (31) 44
1939  276  2286 (35) 46
1940  224  2281 (43) 20

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Menchik, Vera Francevna  
   Also known as: Miss Vera F. Menchik; Mrs. Rufus Henry Streatfield Stevenson; Vera Menčiková
Born: 16 Feb. 1906
Died: 26 June 1944
 
Notes:
Woodger gives date of death as 27-06-1944; Gaige gives date of death as 26-06-1944.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 331
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1931-1935, page 394
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1936-1940, page 364
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 278, 408
   Tanner, Vera Menchik
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 173
   Woodger, Reuben Fine, page 352
Periodicals
   [SaTy], no. 22, 19 Sep. 1937, page 121
Web
   Negele, Michael.  [Life story of female prodigy Sonja Graf-Stevenson]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Price, Ms. E.C. 1925 (1)         (f)     3   -   2
Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Price, Ms. E.C. 1925 (2)         (f)     3   -   2
Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Graf, Ms. S. 1934         (f)     3   -   1
Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Graf, Ms. S. 1937         (f)     11.5   -   4.5
Znosko-Borovsky, E.A. - Menchik, Ms. V.F. 1937         (f)     3   -   1

Tournament data

Scarborough 1923     Scarborough Tournament     4.5  /  9
Hastings 1924 (3)     4th Hastings Christmas Congress - 1st Class, Section A     3.5  /  9
Hastings 1925 (4)     5th Hastings Christmas Congress - 1st Class, Section 2     5  /  7
Hastings 1925 (7)     5th Hastings Christmas Congress - 1st Class, Play-off    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Price, Ms. E.C.     0.5 - 0.5    
Stratford-upon-Avon 1925 (5)     18th British Chess Federation Congress - 1st Class, Section B     8  /  11
Hastings 1926 (2)     6th Hastings Christmas Congress - Major Tournament     3  /  9
London, England 1926 (2)     London Girls Championship     4  /  4
Hastings 1927 (3)     7th Hastings Christmas Congress - Major Reserves Tournament     6.5  /  9
London, England 1927 (2)     Imperial Chess Club Girls Tournament     5  /  5
Tunbridge Wells 1927 (2)     21st Kent County Chess Association Congress - Major Tournament     2.5  /  7
London, England 1927 (6)     1st Women's World Championship     10.5  /  11
Hastings 1928 (2)     8th Hastings Christmas Congress - Major Open, Section A     4  /  9
Cheltenham 1928 (2)     West of England Chess Festival - Major Division     6.5  /  7
Scarborough 1928     Scarborough Tournament     4.5  /  9
Tenby 1928 (2)     21st British Chess Federation Congress - Major Open     6.5  /  11
Hastings 1929 (2)     9th Hastings Christmans Congress - Premier Reserves     3.5  /  9
Ramsgate 1929 (1)     22nd Kent County Chess Association Congress - British vs Foreigners     5  /  7
Paris 1929 (1)     Paris Tournament     3  /  11
Carlsbad 1929     Carlsbad Tournament     3  /  21
Barcelona 1929     Barcelona Tournament     7  /  14
Hastings 1930 (1)     10th Hastings Christmas Congress - Premier Tournament     3.5  /  9
Hastings 1930 (4)     Hastings Invitational Tournament     2  /  4
Canterbury 1930 (1)     23rd Kent County Chess Association Congress - Premier Tournament     3.5  /  7
Scarborough 1930 (1)     23rd British Chess Federation Congress - Master Tournament     4  /  11
Hamburg 1930 (3)     Women's World Championship     6.5  /  8
London, England (?) 1930     Middlesex - Sussex County Match    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Winter, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Hastings 1931 (1)     11th Hastings Christmas Congress - Premier Tournament     3  /  9
Worcester, England 1931 (2)     24th British Chess Federation Congress - Major Open Tournament     9  /  11
Antwerp 1931 (1)     Foreigners - Belgium Team Tournament     3  /  6
London, England 1931 (3)     Middlesex - Sussex County Match    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Sultan Khan, M.     0 - 1    
Prague 1931 (7)     Women's World Championship     8  /  8
Hastings 1932 (1)     12th Hastings Christmas Congress - Premier Tournament     4  /  9
London, England (?) 1932     Sussex - Surrey County Match    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Michell, R.P.     1 - 0    
London, England 1932 (3)     London International - Premier Tournament     4.5  /  11
Cambridge 1932 (1)     Cambridge Easter Congress - Premier Tournament     3  /  7
London, England 1932 (8)     25th British Chess Federation Congress - Major Open Tournament     9  /  11
Hastings 1933 (1)     13th Hastings Christmas Congress - Premier Tournament     3.5  /  9
Mnichovo Hradiste 1933 (1)     13th Czechoslovakia Championship     4.5  /  11
Folkestone 1933 (3)     Women's World Championship     14  /  14
Hastings 1934 (1)     14th Hastings Christmas Congress - Premier Tournament     3  /  9
England 1934     Middlesex - Sussex County Match    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Winter, W.     0 - 1    
Amsterdam 1934 (3)     VAS Easter Tournament - Section 1     1.5  /  3
Hastings or Brighton (?) 1934     Hastings - Brighton Match    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Stacey, C.H.     1 - 0    
Maribor 1934     Maribor Tournament     5  /  8
Semilech 1934 (2)     Semilech Tournament - Section 1     5.5  /  7
Groningen 1934     Groningen Tournament     3.5  /  4
Hastings 1935 (1)     15th Hastings Christmas Congress - Premier Tournament     3  /  9
Moscow 1935 (1)     Moscow International Tournament     1.5  /  19
England 1935     Middlesex - Sussex County Match    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Winter, W.     1 - 0    
Margate 1935 (1)     Margate Premier Tournament     2.5  /  9
Yarmouth 1935 (3)     28th British Chess Federation Congress - Major Open Tournament     7  /  11
Warsaw 1935 (3)     Women's World Championship     9  /  9
Margate 1936 (1)     Margate Premier Tournament     3.5  /  9
Podebrady 1936 (2)     14th Czech Championship     7  /  17
Nottingham 1936 (3)     Nottingham Major Open B     4.5  /  11
Hastings 1937 (1)     17th Hastings Christmas Congress - Premier Tournament     2.5  /  9
Margate 1937 (1)     Margate Masters Tournament     4  /  9
Stockholm 1937 (4)     Women's World Championship     14  /  14
London, England 1937 (2)     London - Birmingham Match    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Wood, B.H.     1 - 0    
London, England 1937 (4)     London Tournament     1.5  /  5
Lodz 1938     Lodz Tournament     3.5  /  15
Margate 1938 (1)     Margate Premier Tournament     3  /  9
London, England 1938 (1)     England - Netherlands Team Match    
  Menchik, Ms. V.F. - Muhring, W.J.     1 - 1    
Brighton 1938 (1)     31st British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     5.5  /  11
Plymouth 1938     Plymouth Jubilee Congress - Premier Tournament     3  /  7
Margate 1939 (1)     Margate Premier Tournament     2.5  /  9
Buenos Aires 1939 (5)     Women's World Championship     18  /  19
Montevideo 1939     Millington Drake International Tournament     5  /  7
London, England 1939 (1)     Hampstead Invitational Tournament     6  /  11
London, England 1940 (1)     London Easter Congress     6  /  9
London, England 1940 (3)     National Centre Club Championship - Preliminary Section B     5.5  /  11


Player information updated: 13 Feb. 2024