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A fascinating journey into the world of chess

Chess Queens
Chess Queens.
For fans of The Queen’s Gambit, this is the real life story of a female chess champion travelling the world to compete in a male-dominated sport with the most famous players of all time.اضافة اعلان

Jennifer Shahade, a two-time US women’s chess champion, spent her teens and 20s traveling the world playing chess. Tournaments have taken her from Istanbul to Moscow, and introduced her to players from Zambia to China. In this ultra-male-dominated sport, Shahade found shocking sexism, as well as an incredible history of the top female players that has often been ignored.

Through her own story as well as in-depth profiles of pioneers of the game, Shahade invites us into the extremely competitive world of chess.


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