Jen Shahade: The Real Life Beth Harmon
"I’m the real-life Queen’s Gambit and proof that chess is not a man’s game"
PokerStars PA sponsored pro Jen Shahade spoke to The Sun, a UK tabloid about her childhood and ultimate rise to Women’s Chess Grandmaster.
“I took everyone by surprise when I played my first competitive matches at school, especially the boys who didn’t expect me to beat them, even though they knew I was good and came from a chess-playing family,” Shahade told the paper.
“In the following years, I juggled my school work with attending tournaments in countries such as Iceland, Armenia and Spain. Time and time again, I’d overhear whispered remarks by other competitors that women weren’t as good as men, which I ignored,” she went on to tell them.
In her own words, read the story of how Shahade rose to the top of her game, here.
Shahade also is a highly accomplished poker player with over $346K in live earnings to her name.
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