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For questions about female chess players.

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Did Jovanka Houska defend women's british chess championship?

Thought I'd share this via Q&A after that answer was accepted: Jovanka chose to stay in Norway (after Meltwater Champions Chess Tour I guess) and prepare for the FIDE Women's Grand Swiss Tournament 20 …
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Did Jovanka Houska defend women's british chess championship?

Harriet Hunt is the new women's british chess champion after jovanka houska won it the last 4 times in a row for a total of 9 times. Harriet is now a 5-time champion but last won the title in 1999 (22 …
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Does the prize distribution in open and women-only competitions incentivize the top women to...

women but yes for bottom women. Part I: For the top women: 1 Wait a minute...' … Part II: For the bottom women: Yeah I guess you're right if we're talking exactly 12 players each, but I think it's an easy fix. …
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Are all female grandmasters alive (as of the date of this post, 2021Sep01)?

Really female GMs and not WGMs. I notice here there's a 'deceased' list for female IMs but none for female GMs. Is it really the case that there are only 38 females awarded GM title in history and the …
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Are all female grandmasters alive (as of the date of this post, 2021Sep01)?

Update: Ah, see the list of all grandmasters. This has a death date column. Click on sex to get all the F's together and then see they're alive. Wait wiki page for Zhansaya Abdumalik, the most recent …
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Why is Jovanka Houska introduced as a WGM when she holds the more prestigious IM title?

Maybe someday WGM will be increased to 2400+ (same as IM) from 2300+ if the men-women rating gap decreases from 170 to 149 (if you round to nearest hundred like in this answer, then 149 rounds to 100) …
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Both (at least) WGM and PhD/doctorate

Similar to this question Both grandmaster and PhD/doctorate but for at least WGM (WGM, female IM, female GM, etc) Among woman grandmasters, who have PhDs/doctorates? Conditions: standard WGM only eg …
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Both (at least) WGM and PhD/doctorate

What I got so far: Miscellaneous Hou Yifan (SRZLY?) (UNSURE): same with the Robert Byrne thing as to what 'professor' means (i mean come on phd, really? i don't think so) Kateřina Němcová - PhD in p …
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Where can I find a list of commonwealth women's chess champions?

See wiki - Geography of chess - Supranational level: Commonwealth Chess Association (CCA) has website: http://www.commonwealthchess.com/ (actually in their FB page there's a misspelling: http://www.c …
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List of records for youngest female grandmasters since 1950?

On Wiki, we have a list for List of youngest grandmasters since 1950. What about female GMs (really female GMs and not WGMs) instead of GMs? I guess the list ends with Judit Polgar, Koneru Humpy and …
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List of records for youngest female grandmasters since 1950?

Oh wait it's on wiki because 'age' is 'age obtained' (duh!). Ok so the list just goes Nona Gaprindashvili - 37 Maia Chiburdanidze - 23 Susan Polgár - 22 (Note: Susan Polgár became GM in Jan1991 while …
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List of records for youngest female international masters since 1950? [duplicate]

Note: I really mean female IMs and not WIMs All IM version: List of records for youngest international masters since 1950? WIM version: List of records for youngest WIMs (woman international masters) …
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List of records for youngest WFMs (woman FIDE masters) since 1950 (or whenever)? [duplicate]

On Wiki, we have the List of youngest grandmasters since 1950. What about WFMs (woman FIDE masters) instead of GMs? Note 1: I really mean to ask about WFMs (females who obtain the female exclusive tit …
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Where can I find a list of commonwealth women's chess champions?

Note: Since I'm asking for improvement and downvotes in meta usually answer a yes/no question with 'no', I guess there's no room for improvement. Interesting... I don't see a women's list here: Commo …
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List of records for youngest WCMs (woman candidate masters) since 1950? [duplicate]

Re the close: If it was really a duplicate then why didn't Brian Towers♦ answer on the other post? Checkmate! On Wiki, we have the List of youngest grandmasters since 1950. What about WCMs (woman can …
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