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Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport

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Publisher Comments:

In the game of chess, the strongest piece?the Queen?is often referred to as ?bitch, ? and being female has been long considered a major disadvantage. Chess Bitch, written by the 2004 U.S. Woman's Chess Champion, is an eye-opening account of how today's young female chess players are successfully knocking down the doors to this traditionally male game, infiltrating the male-owned sporting subculture of international chess, and giving the phrase ?play like a girl? a whole new meaning. Through interviews with and observation of the young globetrotting women chess players who challenge male domination, Chess Bitch shines a harsh light on the game's gender bias. For those who think of chess as two people sitting quietly across a table, Shahade paints a colorful world that most chess fans never knew existed.

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Through interviews with and observations of young women chess players, Shahade, the 2004 US Women's Chess Champion, offers a look at the gender bias in the extremely competitive world of chess. She also introduces readers to a fascinating cast of characters, including the Polgar sisters, who refused to play in separate women's tournaments, and the current Women's World Champion, Antoaneta Stefanova.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Through interviews with and observations of young women chess players, Shahade, the 2004 US Women's Chess Champion, offers a look at the gender bias in the extremely competitive world of chess. She also introduces readers to a fascinating cast of characters, including the Polgar sisters, who refused to play in separate women's tournaments, and the current Women's World Champion, Antoaneta Stefanova. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In a game where the chess board's strongest piece "the Queen" is often referred to as a "bitch," and where being female has been long considered a major disadvantage, this eye-opening account shows how young female chess players are successfully knocking down the doors to this traditionally male game.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890085094
Author:
Shahade, Jennifer
Publisher:
Siles Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women chess players
Subject:
Chess - General
Subject:
GAMES / Chess
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.26x6.00x1.07 in. 1.48 lbs.

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