Twenty-four-year-old Jennifer Shahade is not only the two-time U.S. Womens Chess Champion, shes also the author of an upcoming new book, Chess Bitch: Women In The Ultimate Intellectual Sport (Siles Press).
She says the problem with tournament chess is not enough women play.
Thats a big mistake, she says, because chess gives women a chance to show how powerful and aggressive they are. Thats why the Queen piece is the strongest piece in chess and is referred to as the bitch.
Chess has taken Shahade to hot spots like India, China, Armenia, Russia and Iceland, and she has met some very intriguing female players, including Grand Masters who pose in bikinis.
Shahade hopes to attract more female players to chess and says, if nothing else, its a great way to meet men.
In her words, Chess has a 10 to 1 male to female ratio and 3 out of those 10 have to be pretty good looking.
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