Vera Menchik

These days it’s quite normal to see female chess players competing successfully against the men, but at one time it was unthinkable. Breaking this taboo was far from easy, but Vera Menchik managed it and was a trailblazer for future female players.

Here’s a nice documentary about her:


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: