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Why Chess Genius Wesley So is Representing the US and Not the Philippines

Super Grandmaster Wesley So officially ended the hopes of those who wished to see him represent the Philippines again when he became a U.S. citizen earlier this year. 

“I want to give back to a country that has been so good to me,” So told the US Chess Federation. “From the moment I landed here, I was encouraged and enabled to become better than I was. I like this attitude and the tremendous generosity of American culture.”

The Black-and-White Jungle: How Chess Got Me Through My Parents’ Divorce

Editor’s Note: The following piece was chosen as a finalist in NextShark’s personal Essay Contest 2019. The views expressed in story are the writer’s own.

The first time I saw a chess board, I stood — an unsmiling first­ grader — spellbound by the curious horses and castles that the wizened fifth graders shuffled confidently in my school cafeteria. Beneath the ornate wood surface of those pieces, I discovered a uniquely layered beauty.

12-Year-Old Forced to Quit Chess Tournament Because Her Dress Was Too ‘Seductive’

A 12-year-old girl was reportedly forced to withdraw from a local chess tournament in Malaysia after organizers deemed her clothes “improper and had violated the dress code” for the tournament.

The incident, which happened during the National Scholastic Chess Championship 2017 in the city of in Putrajaya, has sparked outrage on social media after girl’s chess coach Kaushal Khandhar posted about it on Facebook on Thursday.

Chinese Female Chess Grandmaster Throws Match to Protest Sexist Tournament

A top female chess grandmaster from China shocked the local chess community after she intentionally threw a match at a major event last Thursday.

Chinese women’s world champion Hou Yifan reportedly quit a game after just five moves during the final round of the Tradewise Gibraltar tournament. She later said she did it as a form of protest for being continually pitted against other women, the National Post reported.