WGM Sabina Foisor joins Jennifer Shahade on Ladies Knight to discuss her recent work coaching our youngest players in International competition, and how she balances kindness with her ferocious approach over the board. Sabina and Jennifer also relive Foisor’s emotional triumph at the 2017 US Women’s Championship, and how chess skills translate into life skills. Sabina describes her final round at the 2017 Champs against Apurva Virkud, capped with a glorious queen sacrifice.
This game was just re-enacted at the K-12 Chess Championships girls club human chess game, featuring Jennifer against WIM Carolina Blanco, and emceed by Krista Alton.
Jennifer and Sabina explore ways to approach coaching confidence in young women, and the dangers of over-emphasizing female players’ looks. Find out more about Sabina on her website, twitter and instagram.
To make an end of the year donation to support US Chess Women programs, go to https://new.uschess.org/give/donate-online/ and select “Women’s Initiative.”