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She Plays to Win

484 pages, paperback, Thinkers Publishing, 1. edition 2022

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This book contains games from every single female World Champion, as well as young up and comers, top seasoned professionals, streamers, and even a section at Beth Harmon from the recent famed Queen’s Gambit hit show.

This book is not just for girls and women, however. Any chess player can learn from these games and discover female chess history, both from the famous players in the past right up to the present day.

How have these games been selected?

It is at this point I can mention the real reason - my UK Girls chess project called ‘She Plays To Win’ (SPTW).

This group has officially been going since April 11 th 2020. I had the idea even a few years before, but I was not sure how it could be set up. The unfortunate events of worldwide lockdown provided the answer, as the switch to being online allowed me to offer zoom lessons for UK girls as well as weekly girls tournaments on the Lichess server. I do this for free and parents have never paid anything to get involved.

Each week I cover a top female player and we analyse the game. Over the past year I have built up a large collection of games and tactics, which I felt could be published. It is the most up to date collection about women’s chess covering a variety of ages and levels.

After nearly two years, I have nearly 500 girls across the UK signed up, and a further 200 girls in our new beginners programme. I hope this is just the beginning.

After all, on our official website the tagline reads ‘Every Girl in the UK should play and learn chess - the educational benefits are huge’.

I can announce that I personally will not take a penny from this book, as 10% of the proceeds from sales will go directly to the She Plays To Win charity in order to further the SPTW UK girls chess projects.

So not only can you benefit a lot from this book personally, your purchase will benefit UK girls chess immensely.

Lorin D’Costa

More Information
Weight 890 g
Manufacturer Thinkers Publishing
Width 17 cm
Height 23,5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2022
Author Lorin D'Costa
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9789464201529
Pages 484
Binding paperback

004 Keys to Symbols

008 Foreword

011 PART I - World Champions

131 PART II - Judit Polgár

161 PART III - National Champions & Country Leaders

347 PART IV - The Future

389 PART V - Streamers & Twitchers

431 PART VI - Best of UK

471 PART VII - Beth Harmon 'Queens Gambit'

479 Game Index

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