Chess Bitch: J. Polgar

When I found out that the J in J. Polgar stood for Judit, I was so excited. I didn’t even know she was a woman, just that she smashed her opponents like mashed potatoes. After that, I put her games up on my bedroom wall.

—Linda Nangwale from Zambia, in Jennifer Shahade, Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport