Female Chess Champion Sick of Gender Divide

Female Chess Champion Sick of Gender Divide

Earlier this week, Chess grandmaster Hou Yifan threw a tournament match after just five moves because she was sick of playing against other women. Hou is currently the World Chess Federation’s top ranked female chess player and she’s developed quite the reputation for herself over the years. She first became a grandmaster at age twelve and, as a teenager, she […]

Players Are Boycotting The Women’s World Chess Championship in Iran

Players Are Boycotting The Women’s World Chess Championship in Iran

Women’s World Chess Championship is currently scheduled to take place in Iran this coming February and it’s causing quite a bit of controversy. The main problem is that, in Iran, women are legally required to wear a hijab or headscarf while in public, and many of the tournaments competitors find this completely unacceptable. Ignoring the fact that […]