27 November 2005

NY Times: Sex and Chess. Is She a Queen or a Pawn? [clip-h]

the way to win in chess ---- distract your opponent!
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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/27/fashion/sundaystyles/27CHESS.html
Sex and Chess. Is She a Queen or a Pawn?
Thomas Lohnes/Agence France-Presse--Getty Images
By DYLAN LOEB McCLAIN
Published: November 27, 2005

VANESS REID, a 16-year-old student from Sydney, Australia, runs cross-country,
plays touch football, enjoys in-line skating, swims and goes bodyboarding. She
also has a cerebral side: she plays competitive chess. ... But Ms. Reid, who has
auburn hair, light-blue eyes and a winning smile, is arguably the top player in
the world based on a more subjective criterion: her looks. A Web site called
World Chess Beauty Contest (www.1wcbc.com) ranks her as the world's most
beautiful woman in the game....






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