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Zatonskih Speaks
By Jennifer Shahade   

Jacob Okada

In a stirring,gutsy performance, a new U.S. Woman's Champion emerges.

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Van Wely Tops Foxwoods
By Jerry Hanken   

Photo Cathy Rogers

The opening ceremony presciently featured drumbeats, hearlding America's newset GM, Eugene Perelshteyn.

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China's Yuhua Crowned World Champion
By Irina Krush   

Photo Cathy Rogers

The 2006 Women's World Chess Championship (WWCC) was held in Ekaterinburg, a large city in central Russia, about 900 miles and two hours flight from Moscow, from March 10-27. Xu Yuhua emerged victorious and in this article, American representative IM Irina Krush wonders: "How did Xu prevail in all those matches--was it luck or fate?"

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Chess Girls
By Elizabeth Vicary   

"Oh wow, so many trophies. Are you cheerleaders?" Coming home from the third All-Girls Nationals in Chicago, this was the question the Homeland Security agent asked my students. I laughed it off the first time, but 30 minutes later, when the flight attendant wondered whether the trophies were for gymnastics, I became annoyed.

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Women in Correspodence Chess
By Alex Dunne   

Christine Rosenfield, America's first International Lady Master Photo by Jim Woodward

Women have a rich correspondence chess history that includes the only player to win both over the board and CC world championships.

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Chessin'
By Nelly Rosario   

Jerry Bauer

This tale of chess from the perspective of New Yorker/Dominican author, Nelly Rosario was originally published in Borderlines , an anthology of Latina writing.

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Editor's Note and Contributors
By Daniel Lucas   

Photo Michael Harvey

This issue of Chess Life celebrates women's achievements in chess. We bring you women writers both new and established and women players both from the class levels and from GM heights.

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