This past August, Nazi Paikidze captured the US Women’s Chess Championship in dramatic fashion:
Paikidze was trailing and had to play against the defending, and most dominant champion in U.S. Women’s Championship history, Irina Krush.
[Insert misogynistic conclusion about the World Chess Federation’s gender-specific divisions HERE.]
7/10 by well-educated, highly-intelligent woman standards:
I’m partial to her sexy librarian schtick:
850th ranked female Maria Manelidou, 9/10– even though I’m picking up a distinct “she doesn’t actually know how to play chess– somebody is telling her what to do through an earpiece, and she’s actually a Russian assassin” vibe…
For comparative purposes, physician and The Apprentice UK 2013 winner Leah Totton is a 10/10 (8.5/10 without qualification)…