Play Like A Girl!, the first book of its kind, is a collection of tactical positions from the world's best women chessplayers. Profiled players range from Hungary's Judit Polgar, the best woman chessplayer in history, to Abby Marshall, the teenager who became the first American girl to win the Denker High School Tournament of Champions.
Chess lovers of all levels can enjoy the puzzles, as the difficulty goes all the way from one-move killer blows to deep, complex combinations. The crushing tactics in this book show that ?playing like a girl? is something to aspire to!When you purchase Play Like a Girl!, youre also helping charity. All author royalties go to the Tucson-based non-profit organization, 9Queens. The book is edited by two-time U.S. Womens Champion Jennifer Shahade, a co-founder of 9Queens.
If you think "playing like a girl" implies a timid, passive approach to chess, you're in for a big surprise! Jennifer Shahade showcases the slash-and-burn style of fifteen women, past and present, who - much to thier opponents chagrin - masterd the violent art of tactics.
An international constellation of feminine chess stars - from Womens World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia to the American Abby Marshall and Chinas teen prodigy Hou Yifan - headlines this collection of 322 combinations, classified by theme and ordered by level of difficulty, and all carried out by women players.Peer inside and learn what it means to Play Like a Girl!
About the Author
Jennifer Shahade is a two-time U.S. Womens Champion and a Woman Grandmaster. Jennifer is the author of "Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport, which profiles the lives of many of the players featured in this book, and co-author of Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess.In 2005, Shahade and Jean Hoffman co-founded 9 Queens (9Queens.org), a non-profit organization that promotes chess among those who are most needed of its benefits.
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