The House of Chess blog — women in chess

Why our girls need chess

Posted by Roline Pretorius on

Chess can be a powerful tool to help girls identify themselves as leaders. In celebration of Women's Day, we look at why our girls need chess.

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Ju Wenjun is the 17th Women's World Chess Champion

Posted by Roline Pretorius on

Earlier this month, Ju Wenjun secured her title as the 17th Women's World Chess Champion. In the tenth and final game of the championship match against Tan Zhongyi, Zhongyi had to win the game and looked desperately for opportunities, but she could do nothing against the cautious play of Wenjun.

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Judith Polgar and what she can teach our daughters

Posted by Roline Pretorius on

Judit Polgar is a phenomenon. She is not just the best woman chess player of all time - she is the best by a mile. She's the only woman in the world's top 100 chess players, and at her peak, she was in the top 10. 

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