Female chess pioneer who was one of the first women to face top male competition.
She played in small chess tournaments in her hometown of Herefordshire, England.
She was the first female member of the Bristol Chess Club and she was the first winner of the Women’s International Chess Congress.
When her father, Dr. Henry Rudge died she began taking chess more seriously.
She gained notoriety for facing Emanuel Lasker, the top chess player in the world at the time.