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Mary Rudge
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1874 to 1898
Overall record: +5 -2 =1 (68.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C50 Giuoco Piano (2 games)
C45 Scotch Game (2 games)

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(born Feb-06-1842, died Nov-22-1919, 77 years old) United Kingdom

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Mary Rudge was born in Leominster, England and died in London, England. She won the first international women's chess tournament in London, 1897 with 18.5/19 ahead of Louisa Matilda Fagan.

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 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Berry vs M Rudge 0-1401874BirminghamC48 Four Knights
2. Blackburne vs M Rudge 1-0271875Blindfold simul, 10bC44 King's Pawn Game
3. W Pollock vs M Rudge  1-0381884Match Bath - BristolC25 Vienna
4. C Drury vs M Rudge 0-1451889DublinC50 Giuoco Piano
5. W Cooke vs M Rudge 0-1271890Armstrong CupC45 Scotch Game
6. M Rudge vs E Thomas  1-0541897Ladies International Chess CongressB01 Scandinavian
7. M Rudge vs L M Fagan 1-0421897Ladies International Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
8. Lasker vs M Rudge 281898Simul, 26bC45 Scotch Game
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Rudge wins | Rudge loses  

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Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Isn't it Miss Mary Rudge?
May-11-04  ruylopez900: Does anyone have anymore games by Rudge? It would be interesting how close to 80% she actually played.
Feb-06-09  Karpova: Happy Birthday, Mary Rudge!

Here's a game from a Simul:

[Event "Simul"]
[Site "London, England"]
[Date "1898.??.??"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Lasker, Emanuel"]
[Black "Rudge, Mary"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C45"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nxd4 5.Qxd4 d6 6.Nc3 h6 7.Bd3 Nf6 8.h3 Bd7 9.Bf4 Be6 10.Bh2 Nd7 11.f4 Nc5 12.O-O Nxd3 13.cxd3 c5 14.Qf2 f6 15.d4 Be7 16.d5 Bf7 17.e5 fxe5 18.fxe5 O-O 19.e6 Bxe6 20.Qe2 Rxf1+ 21.Rxf1 Bf7 22.Rxf7 Kxf7 23.Qe6+ Kf8 24.Ne4 Qc8 25.Qg6 Qe8 26.Qh7 Rd8 27.Qh8+ Kf7 28.Qh7 *

Final Position:

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They didn't finish the game because it has lasted too long (after all, it was a Simul).

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  GrahamClayton: Excellent biography, picture and games: http://johnrichards.pwp.blueyonder....
Feb-06-12  brankat: A strong player.

Happy Birthday Mary Rudge.

Oct-21-13  redwhitechess: from the Evening Express Wales 1892,

[White "Mary Rudge"]
[Black "T. Letchford"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 Bb6 7.h3 Be6 8.Bxe6 fxe6 9.Bxb6 axb6 10.Nc3 h6 11.Nh2 O-O 12.f4 exf4 13.Rxf4 Ne7 14.Qe2 Ng6 15.Rf2 e5 16.g3 Qd7 17.Kg2 b5 18.d4 exd4 19.Nxb5 c5 20.Nf3 Qc6 21.Nxd6 Qxd6 22.e5 Nxe5 23.Qxe5 Qc6 24.Qe2 Ne4 25.Rff1 Ng5 26.a4 1/2-1/2

something not right on the final result? and move 26?

scan article:

Feb-06-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Mary Rudge.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Does anyone have the crosstable of the London 1897 tournament? Given the low esteem in which women chessplayers were held, it seems too much to ask if more games from the event are available.
Jan-10-19  Retireborn: <An Englishman> See here:-

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Terrific find, <Retireborn>! Quite a wealth of information--especially the prize for "neatest mate," a handbag, and the two prizes for "amiability."
Jan-11-19  SamAtoms1980: There once was a lady named Rudge
Who got many a man's game to budge.
Whenever one blundered
He slumped back and wondered
What would happen if he could tell it to the judge.
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  MissScarlett: <BCM>, June 1889, p.231:

<Our readers will be sorry to hear that Miss M. Rudge, of Clifton, is at present in very depressed pecuniary circumstances; so much so, that she has felt obliged (though most reluctantly) to give her consent to an appeal being made on her behalf. We are sure English chess players will not allow one of their best lady players to remain in actual, though it is to be hoped only temporary want; and contributions for its relief, however small, will be thankfully received by the Rev. C. E. Ranken, St. Ronan's, Malvern, and acknowledged by him privately to the donors.>

<Chess and Poverty>

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