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Clarice Benini
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1936 to 1950
Overall record: +9 -10 =2 (47.6%)*
   * 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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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Graf-Stevenson vs C Benini  1-0521936SemmeringD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. M Lauberte vs C Benini  1-0561937World championship (Women)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
3. N Lanza vs C Benini  0-1341938ITA-ch (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. N Lanza vs C Benini  0-1341939ITA-ch (Women)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. G Stalda vs C Benini 1-0321948National Master TournamentD04 Queen's Pawn Game
6. G Cenni vs C Benini  0-1231948National Master TournamentC10 French
7. C Benini vs M T Mora Iturralde 0-1231949World Championship (Women) 1949/50D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. C Benini vs R Hermanowa  1-0331949World Championship (Women) 1949/50A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. C Chaude de Silans vs C Benini 0-1371949World Championship (Women) 1949/50D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
10. C Benini vs G Gresser  0-1521949World Championship (Women) 1949/50D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. E Bykova vs C Benini 0-1791949World Championship (Women) 1949/50C10 French
12. C Benini vs E Keller-Herrmann  0-1481949World Championship (Women) 1949/50A47 Queen's Indian
13. F Heemskerk vs C Benini  1-0481950World Championship (Women) 1949/50D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. C Benini vs I Larsen  1-0421950World Championship (Women) 1949/50D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. J Langos vs C Benini  1-0501950World Championship (Women) 1949/50D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. C Benini vs M Karff  1-0431950World Championship (Women) 1949/50A82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
17. V Borisenko-Belova vs C Benini  0-1491950World Championship (Women) 1949/50D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. C Benini vs E Tranmer  0-1451950World Championship (Women) 1949/50E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. L Rudenko vs C Benini 1-0511950World Championship (Women) 1949/50D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. C Benini vs O Rubtsova ½-½761950World Championship (Women) 1949/50D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. N Hruskova-Belska vs C Benini  ½-½451950World Championship (Women) 1949/50D00 Queen's Pawn Game
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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

Jan-08-12  brankat: R.I.P. Signorina Benini.

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