Download e-book for kindle: Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport by Jennifer Shahade

By Jennifer Shahade

within the video game of chess, the most powerful piece—the Queen—is also known as "bitch," and being woman has been lengthy thought of a massive disadvantage.

Chess complain, written by means of the 2004 U.S. Woman’s Chess Champion, is an eye-opening account of ways today’s younger woman chess gamers are effectively flattening the doorways to this routinely male video game, infiltrating the male-owned carrying way of life of overseas chess, and giving the word "play like a lady" a complete new meaning.

Through interviews with and statement of the younger globetrotting girls chess avid gamers who problem male domination, Chess whinge shines a harsh mild at the game’s gender bias. Shahade starts off by way of profiling the lives of serious ladies avid gamers from heritage, beginning with Vera Menchik, who defeated male pros with impressive frequency and have become the 1st woman’s international Champion in 1927. She then investigates the women’s chess dynasties in Georgia and China. She interviews the well-known Polgar sisters, who refused to play in separate women's tournaments. She info her personal chess adventures—traveling to tournaments from Reykjavik to Istanbul. And Shahade introduces us to such lesser-known chess personalities because the flamboyant Zambian participant Linda Nangwale and the transgendered Texan Angela Alston and the ecu girl chess gamers who hop from one kingdom to a different, taking part in chess by way of day and partying lengthy into the evening. when you ponder chess as humans sitting quietly throughout a desk, Shahade paints a colourful global that almost all chess lovers by no means knew existed.

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