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Clarice Benini
Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1936 to 1950
Overall record: +5 -8 =2 (40.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-08-1905, died Sep-08-1976, 71 years old) Italy

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Clarice Benini was born in Florence. Awarded the WIM title in 1950, she was a Women's World Championship Challenger in 1937 and 1949-50; in the 1937 event she finished clear second behind Vera Menchik. She was Italian Women's Champion in 1938 and 1939. Daughter of Giuseppe Benini.

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Last updated: 2019-01-08 06:07:52

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Graf-Stevenson vs C Benini  1-0521936SemmeringD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. C Benini vs M T Mora Iturralde 0-1231949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. E Bykova vs C Benini 0-1791949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC10 French
4. C Chaude de Silans vs C Benini 0-1371949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. C Benini vs G Gresser  0-1521949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. C Benini vs R Hermanowa  1-0331949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. C Benini vs Keller-Hermann  0-1481950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA47 Queen's Indian
8. F Heemskerk vs C Benini  1-0481950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
9. C Benini vs I Larsen  1-0421950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. N Hruskova-Belska vs C Benini  ½-½451950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. C Benini vs M Karff  1-0431950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
12. C Benini vs E Tranmer  0-1451950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. L Rudenko vs C Benini 1-0511950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. C Benini vs O Rubtsova ½-½761950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. J Langos vs C Benini  1-0501950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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  Honza Cervenka: Clarice Benini
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  Benzol: Clarice Benini
Born 8th January 1905 in Florence
Died 8th September 1976
She was Women's World Championship challenger in 1937 and 1949-50. The WIM title was bestowed upon her in 1950.
Apr-18-08  percyblakeney: Clarice Benini finished second in the women's World Championship in 1937. Mary Bain's description of her and some of the other participants:

<Miss Menchik, she said, is a very friendly person, charming to her. Miss Clarice Benini, of Italy, who placed second, is an attractive, tall, dark young woman. Miss Sonia Graf dresses mannishly and walks, hands in 'Pockets, with a masculine stride. Miss May Karff (who played for Palestine) is, we are surprised to learn, a former Bostonian. incidentally, she has returned to this country! But the find of the tournament, Mrs. Bain told us, was Miss Milda Lauberte of Latvia. Now an eighteen years old, this small, blond, very calm young woman is held to have great promise. indeed, Mrs. Bain predicts that she is the future woman champion.>

Benini also participated in the World Championship in 1950, but then she wasn't well prepared and in the -32 degrees Celsius in Moscow she played far below her previous level but still managed to beat among others Bykova and scored 2.5/4 against the top players.

Benini's father G Benini was also a chess player. Clarice Benini died in 1976, killed by a neighbour.

Jan-08-12  laskereshevsky: On DECEMBER 27th just for a coincidence i was reading the book of th 25th German Chess Congress held in Magdeburg 1927, and i replayed a game from one of th so-called "Minor Player".

A certain RUDOLF L'HERMET, who was placed in th rank's last spot

For th precision I watched him in action vs Bogoljubov.... of course Bogo got him

Whats the Heck,?! could be sayied....

the fact is that the Day after ( DEC 28th ) was his Birthday SO, alles Gute zum Geburtstag Herr

Yesterday, for another case, I was watching same games of a certain Clarice Benini.... and today, ....Buon Compleanno Signorina

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  brankat: R.I.P. Signorina Benini.
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