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Agnes Stevenson
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1906 to 1930
Overall record: +2 -4 =0 (33.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C70 Ruy Lopez (2 games)

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(born Nov-23-1873, died Aug-20-1935, 61 years old) United Kingdom

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Agnes Stevenson (born Agnes Bradley Lawson) was a four-time British Ladies' Champion (1920, 1925, 1926, 1930). On her way to the 1935 World Women's championship, she died from an aircraft propeller accident while checking a passport in Poznan (Poland). Vera Menchik married her husband Rufus Henry Streatfeild Stevenson in 1937.

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Last updated: 2019-03-30 14:23:26

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Houlding vs A Stevenson 1-0201906BCF-ch Women 3rdC44 King's Pawn Game
2. M Houlding vs A Stevenson  0-1451912BCF-ch Women 9thC44 King's Pawn Game
3. E M Holloway vs A Stevenson  1-0301914BCF-ch Women 11thC70 Ruy Lopez
4. E C Price vs A Stevenson 0-1421920BCF-ch Women 13th play-offC70 Ruy Lopez
5. A Stevenson vs A Sollas  0-1431926BCF-chW 19thB40 Sicilian
6. A Stevenson vs Menchik  0-1401930Women's world chC77 Ruy Lopez
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Feb-23-15  Tomlinsky: This is Agnes Stevenson who was four-time British Ladies' Champion and married to Rufus Stevenson editor of the British Chess Magazine.

"She was thrice the Women's World Championship Challenger. She tied for 9-11th at London 1927, took 5th at Hamburg 1930, and took 3rd at Prague 1931.[4] On the way to play in the 1935 Women's World Championship, she left the aircraft in Poznañ to complete a passport check. She returned to the aircraft from the front and ran into the propellor and was killed"

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  MissScarlett: Daily Herald, August 21st 1935, p.1:


Fear that she was being left behind cost the life of Mrs. R. H. S. Stevenson, several times British woman chess champion, at Posen airport yesterday.

She ran round the nose of her airliner, was struck by the propeller and died instantly.

Mrs. Stevenson, who lived at Clapham, S.W., was on her way to Warsaw to play in the championships there.

After passport formalities had been concluded, the pilot started to "warm up" the engines. Thinking that the plane was going without her, Mrs. Stevenson ran forward — to her death. The British Embassy has been informed of the tragedy.>

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