5th US Women's Championship; 1942
April 10 - April 30
New York, NY

                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Score   W/L/D
 1. Miss Mona Karff             x 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  8 -0   +8-0=0   
 2. Mrs. Nancy Krotoschin Roos  0 x 1  1 1 1 1   6 -2   +5-1=2   
 3. Mrs. Adele Rivero Belcher   0 0 x 1 1 1 1 1 1  6 -2   +6-2=0   
 4. Mrs. Gisela Kahn Gresser    0  0 x 1 1 1 1 1  5-2  +5-2=1   
 5. Mrs. Mary Bain              0 0 0 0 x 1 1 1 1  4 -4   +4-4=0   
 6. Miss Elizabeth Wray         0 0 0 0 0 x  1 1  2-5  +2-5=1   
 7. Mrs. Mathilda Harmath       0 0 0 0 0  x 1 1  2-5  +2-5=1   
 8. Miss Adele Raettig          0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 1  1 -7   +1-7=0   
 9. Miss Celia Fawns            0  0 0 0 0 0 0 x   -7  +0-7=1    



  • The tournament was played at the Hotel Astor in New York in conjunction with the 1942 US Championship, won by Reshevsky and Kashdan, and was held April 10-30.

  • Thanks to John S. Hilbert for providing the start and end dates.

  • This was the first of (to date) three perfect scores in the US Women's Championship, the other two coming in 1944 and 1987.

  • Nancy Roos was born in Germany in 1905, and was a former Belgian and City of Berlin women's champion. She would share the US title with Gresser in 1955. She is sometimes listed as Nanny Roos.

  • Karff took home the Chess Review Trophy for the second time. Once more and she gets to keep it.

  • Chess Review, April 1942, p. 87.
  • https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1037447


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