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Katarina Beskow
Number of games in database: 13
Years covered: 1920
Overall record: +3 -8 =2 (30.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-02-1867, died Aug-11-1939, 72 years old) Sweden

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She finished in clear 2nd with 9/11 at London, 1927. At both the Hamburg 1930 and Prague 1931 tournaments, she finished with 2.5/8.

Wikipedia article: Katarina Beskow

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Beskow vs R Svanberg 1-0431920Gothenburg CC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. T Aalheim vs K Beskow  1-0281920Gothenburg CD04 Queen's Pawn Game
3. K Beskow vs S J Bjurulf ½-½831920Gothenburg CB40 Sicilian
4. S Krenzisky vs K Beskow  1-0591920Gothenburg CD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. K Beskow vs H N Hansen 0-1601920Gothenburg CB40 Sicilian
6. C Wium vs K Beskow  1-0601920Gothenburg CC24 Bishop's Opening
7. K Beskow vs O Nilsson 0-1471920Gothenburg CC77 Ruy Lopez
8. A Erichsen vs K Beskow  0-1271920Gothenburg CB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. K Beskow vs J A Brekke  0-1441920Gothenburg CB01 Scandinavian
10. A Kier vs K Beskow 1-0371920Gothenburg CC14 French, Classical
11. K Beskow vs G J Gustafson 1-0461920Gothenburg CC78 Ruy Lopez
12. K Beskow vs T C Jensen  ½-½571920Gothenburg CB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. B Eriksson vs K Beskow  1-0451920Gothenburg CD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Apr-17-08  percyblakeney: Katarina Beskow would have been the first women's World Champion if not for Vera Menchik. Beskow was 60 years old when she finished second behind Menchik in 1927 with a 9/11 score, two points ahead of third placed Paula Wolf-Kalmar. The latter finished second in the two following World Championships but doesn't have any games here.

Beskow participated in several World Championships, the last of them in 1937, when she was 70 years old.

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  Tabanus: Katarina Beskow (1867–1939) was a Swedish chess master.

She was four-time Women's World Chess Championship Challenger. She took 2nd, behind Vera Menchik, at London 1927, 4th at Hamburg 1930, 4th at Prague 1931, and 23rd at Stockholm 1937.

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  Tabanus: "Froeken" (Frøken) just means "Miss": Miss Katarina Beskow
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  tamar: <Tabanus: "Froeken" (Frøken) just means "Miss": Miss Katarina Beskow>

Chessgames: Fix it if it ain't Froeken!

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  Chessical: From: <Chess Notes - Edward Winter no.9078. Katarina Beskow (C.N. 9073)>

From <Henrik Malm Lindberg> (Stockholm):

‘I wrote an article about Katarina Beskow, “Det tidiga damschacket och Sveriges okända VM-tvåa”(1), on pages 1-8 of the 49/2014 issue of the Swedish magazine Schackkultur of the Schackets kulturhistoriska sällskap.

She came from a well-known middle-class Swedish family, and her father, Karl-Adolf Beskow, was a captain in the Helsinge regiment. She was brought up in Hälsingland, but later moved to Stockholm. In 1912 she founded, and was chairman of, the first Swedish chess club for women, “Stockholms kvinnliga schackklubb”. She taught other women chess and organized tournaments, and it was only in her later life that her career as a player developed. Second place in the London, 1927 tournament (C.N. 9074) was her most notable achievement, but she did well in Stockholm championships in the 1920s. In simultaneous exhibitions in Stockholm she drew with Alekhine in 1914 and defeated Spielmann in 1920.’

The article gives her year of death as 1937..

[ (1). I believe this to be: "The early women chessplayers and Sweden's unknown World Championship runner-up".]

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