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Vera Menchik vs Ingeborg Andersson
Wch (Women) (1939), Buenos Aires, rd 8, Aug-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation. Normal Line (D55)  ·  1-0
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Dec-28-08  YoungEd: This looks like a standard QGD, with White about ready to try a minority attack, when Black just dumps a pawn with 14. ...b6. That should get two question marks; it not only loses a pawn but gives White easy inroads into the Black camp.

Black resigns at the end because she loses at least the exchange; if ...Rb8, then Nc6 follows.

Evidently this was part of a tournament to determine the women's world championship. Judging from the few games I've looked at so far, Menchik was orders of magnitude better than most of her foes.

Feb-16-13
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  alexmagnus: Menchik has 15 winning miniatures in the database - 8 of them from the 1939 WWC.
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