María Teresa Mora

María Teresa Mora Iturralde (15 October 1902 – 3 October 1980) was a Cuban chess master.

Born in Havana, she is the only person who received direct lessons from José Raúl Capablanca. Mora was the first woman to win the Cuban Chess Championship (in 1922).

She was twice a challenger for the Women's World Champion. She tied for seventh/eighth place at Buenos Aires 1939 (Vera Menchik won), and 10-11th at Moscow 1949/50 (Lyudmila Rudenko won).

Mora was awarded the Woman International Master (WIM) title in 1950. She was born and died in Havana. Provided by Wikipedia
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