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|Jan-13-08|| ||brankat: A very interesting and colourful person, Mrs.Graff-Stevenson. Ahead of her time for sure.|
Does anyone here know whether J.Shahade's book on "..women in Chess.." has been written and published?
|Jan-13-08|| ||nescio: <brankat: Does anyone here know whether J.Shahade's book on "..women in Chess.." has been written and published?>|
You mean "Chess Bitch"?
|Jan-13-08|| ||brankat: <nescio> Yes, that's the one. Thank You.|
Btw, I assume You are from The Netherlands. A very good friend of mine, <achieve> at this site, has a beautifully run Forum here. He is also Dutch, from Amsterdam. Perhaps You could visit his forum sometime.
|Jan-13-08|| ||brankat: <necio> I just had me the J.H.Donner quote translated :-)|
|Jan-13-08|| ||nescio: <I just had me the J.H.Donner quote translated :-)>|
I hope you realise it was all tongue-in-cheek? You may also try to translate Donner's comment about Gaprindasjvili I posted on the Jan Hein Donner page (August 1).
|Jan-13-08|| ||achieve: Goedendag heer <nescio> |
I said Donner was just being Donner- which implies a big tongue-in-cheek factor.
I never met him though...
|Jan-13-08|| ||achieve: <brankat> The Donner quotation from the Donner-page is a very complimentary one, I could translate a few key sentences if you want...|
|Jan-13-08|| ||brankat: <nescio> <achieve> Thanks guys. Of course Mr.Donner is only joking. BUT, in every joke there must be at least a bit of truth, otherwise they would not be funny :-)|
|Dec-16-08|| ||Karpova: This game and some others will be submitted but since today is her birthday - her win over Menchik from their 1934 match:|
[Site "Rotterdam m"]
[White "Menchik, Vera"]
[Black "Graf-Stevenson, Sonja"]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.a3 Bd6 7.Bd3 O-O 8.O-O b6 9.Qe2 Bb7 10.cxd5 exd5 11.dxc5 bxc5 12.Rd1 Ne5 13.Ba6 Nxf3+ 14.gxf3 Bxh2+ 15.Kxh2 Qd6+ 16.f4 Bxa6 17.Qf3 Bb7 18.Bd2 Qd7 19.Qh3 Qxh3+ 20.Kxh3 d4 21.exd4 cxd4 22.Nb5 d3 23.Be3 Rfd8 24.Nd4 Ba6 25.b4 Nd5 26.b5 Nxf4+ 27.Kg4 Ne2 28.Rxd3 Bxb5 29.Nxb5 Rxd3 30.Kf3 Nc3 0-1
|Dec-16-08|| ||brankat: <Karpova> Thank You. A nice win by Mrs.Graf-Stevenson.|
Here is the link to an article about Sonja in "New Yorker", Sept, 1964.
|Dec-16-08|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mrs.Graf.|
|Apr-22-12|| ||Karpova: C.N 7622 with two games from Spielmann's Simuls (which have been submitted to the database) and a pleasing photo of Sonja.|
|Apr-22-12|| ||Caissanist: I have added several paragraphs to her bio, using the sources above and Mark Weeks' site http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/273.... The history of the women's world championship in the thirties seems to be pretty confused; if anyone can offer any additions or corrections, by all means let me know.|
|Apr-23-12|| ||twinlark: <Caissanist> Very nice work. Good to see a decent tribute to a great woman.|
|Sep-07-12|| ||Karpova: Munich City Championship around 1934 with 16 participants was won by Zeuner with 11.5 ahead of Silbermann with 11.0, Gebhard and Zollner with 10.5 and Kohler with 10.0.
Sonja came in shared 10-11th with 6.0 points.
From page 92 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Dec-16-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mrs.Graf-Stevenson.|
|Oct-02-13|| ||Karpova: On pages 299-300 of the 1933 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung', Sonja Graf's chess tourney through the Netherlands and Northern Germany from June to October is mentioned.|
7 Simuls in the Netherlands: +84 -42 =37
Short match against Adolf Georg Olland ended 1-1
3 Simuls in Hamburg: +42 -14 =12
Furthermore, she beat the best female chessplayer of Hamburg, Ehlers with 5.5-0.5 (a first match between these two had ended 2-2 but it's not said when it was played)
|Dec-16-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. WIM Sonja Graf-Stevenson.|
|Dec-17-13|| ||chesssalamander: I think her draw against Keres should be in her notable games.|
|Feb-22-14|| ||Granny O Doul: I'm seven years late to the party, but if somebody "keeps" outbidding you on an ebay auction, you are doing something very wrong.|
|Feb-22-14|| ||OhioChessFan: There are two really annoying ways of being outbid. One is the sniper, who waits until the last second to outbid you incrementally. I am amazed that people don't routinely set up dynamic closings in such circumstances. Some of us don't live in mom's basement with ergo more cash to spend and more time to scrape pennies on Ebay.|
The second annoying auction is when you find yourself being constantly outbid by apparently the only other person in the world who shares your desire to own whatever. I know that's the charm of Ebay for the sellers, but from the buyer's perspectivce, it's maddening.
|Apr-28-14|| ||offramp: http://en.chessbase.com/images2/200...
Flaming Nora! I don't fancy yours much!|
|Mar-01-16|| ||waustad: Congratulations on being chosen for the chess hall of fame. http://de.chessbase.com/post/sonja-...|
|Mar-06-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Sonja Graf.|
|Dec-16-16|| ||Swedish Logician: What an impressive woman!
The 19 page German article referred to above can also be found here
and the German Chess federation gives a tribute here
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