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|Sep-24-07|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
Here is a superb researched biographie about the 'bustling' Sonja Graf-Stevenson, a lot of details, some interesting trivia etc...
http://www.kwabc.org/Texte/SonjaGra... (19 pages, excellent documentation, in German)
|Sep-24-07|| ||twinlark: <Whiteshark> It'd be nice to have a a translation of this article...even my five years of high school (back in the 60s!) German can't make sense of this article.|
|Sep-24-07|| ||FHBradley: Why so few games? There must be many more somewhere, right?|
|Sep-24-07|| ||xrt999: only 51 when she passed away? sad...|
|Sep-24-07|| ||Resignation Trap: <FHBradley> Many more games are available. Somebody should upload the ones from Hollywood 1952. She finished last, but was in good company: Svetozar Gligoric , Arturo Pomar-Salamanca , Herman Steiner , Arthur William Dake , Lionel Joyner , Isaac Kashdan , James Cross , Vladimir Pafnutieff and Ray Martin .|
I had a chance to buy the tournament book on ebay, but some other *!#$%^! (did I spell that right?) kept outbidding me :( .
|Sep-24-07|| ||whiteshark: <Hollywood 1952> was her first tournament since Parana in January 1946 (and her marriage in 1947 and after the birth of her son Alexander Hadley Stevenson on January 04 1951).|
She drew only this game:
[White "Graf, S."]
[Black "Dake, A."]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Bg5 Bb7 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Rc1 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3
Ne4 9. d5 c5 10. Qd3 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Nxg3 12. hxg3 Qf6 13. Rd1 e5 14. Nd2 d6 15.
Ne4 Qg6 16. g4 Bc8 17. Qf3 Ke7 18. Ng3 Nd7 19. Nf5+ Kd8 20. e4 Nf6 21. Be2 Bxf5
22. gxf5 g4 23. Qe3 Qg7 24. g3 Ke7 25. Kd2 h5 26. Rb1 Qf8 27. Kd3 Qe8 28. Bd1
Rb8 29. Rb2 Qd7 30. Qc1 Rb7 31. Bc2 Rg8 32. Bd1 Qc8 33. Qe3 Qb8 34. Bc2 Qc7 35.
Kd2 Qd7 36. Qe2 Rgb8 37. Rhb1 Qc8 38. Bd3 Qh8 39. Rh1 Qe8 40. Ra1 Qh8 41. Rh1
Qe8 42. Ra1 Qh8 1/2-1/2
|Sep-24-07|| ||whiteshark: <twinlark>: Regret, but I had only 6 years English at school - late 70ties, and a bit learning on the job, so most you read here is a word by word writing with the help of my dictionary... :D|
But here is a small compensation delivery http://www.physicsdaily.com/physics...
|Sep-25-07|| ||twinlark: Thanks <whiteshark>, that's a poignant article.|
|Jan-12-08|| ||Phony Benoni: <Resignation Trap> I'm working on the games from Hollywood 1952 at the moment.|
|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.|
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