Information about Chess
Date: 10/16/01 5:20:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time
I am looking for some information about Chess in the 770's when the women 1st
mention of Chess players came about, what country was it in when this
If there is any other information that you think may be helpful
please let me know!
Thank you for your time,
Although in the history of Chess on our website there is text
showing the year 770 as the first mention of women playing
Chess, we found another reference to this topic placing it in
the year 802 A.D. It reads as follows:
Women and Chess
"The first mention of a woman chessplayer comes from an Islamic
corespondence between Harun ar Rashid and Nicephorus in 802 A.D.
Harun wrote that he purchased a slave girl noted for her skill at
"The first women's tournament was organized by the Sussex
Chess Association in 1884. A Chess club for lady players lasted in New
York from 1894 to 1949."
"There are five
women who hold the men's Grandmaster title:
Nona Gaprindashvili, Maya Chiburdanidze, Zsuzsa Polgar, Judit Polgar, and Pia Cramling."
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