Join us for a family-friendly introduction to chess including a demonstration on chess basics, featuring:
Jennifer Shahade (CAS '03) is a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, speaker, host, author and PokerStars Ambassador. The Program Director at US Chess Women, Jennifer is passionate about female empowerment and creative work around the games she loves most, chess and poker. She is the author of Chess B*tch and Play Like a Girl, books that, along with her work for US Chess Women, aim to bring more females into the game. Jennifer has two award-winning podcasts: "The GRID" at thepokergrid.com and "Ladies Knight" at ladiesknight.org.
Fred Waitzkin (GSAS ’68) has written feature journalism, personal essays and reviews for numerous magazines including Esquire, Forbes, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, Outside Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. In 1984, Waitzkin published Searching for Bobby Fischer, the story of three years in the lives of Fred and his chess prodigy son, Josh Waitzkin. The book became an internationally acclaimed best seller. In 1993 the movie version was released by Paramount and that same year was nominated for an academy award. He is currently a novelist and his most recent novel is Deep Water Blues.
Adam Trodd (STERN ’22) is the Director of Chess at Three STARS for Chess at Three.
Chess can help improve focus, instill calm and exercise the brain. It is also an ideal family game - there are numerous benefits of playing chess with your children. There is a huge opportunity in the education space to use atypical mediums to teach emotional intelligence. Chess can be a perfect channel for students to practice empathy and understanding the viewpoint of others.
Online Event Format:
5:00 – 5:15 PM Conversation between Jennifer Shahade (CAS '03), Fred Waitzkin (GSAS ’68) and Adam Trodd (STERN ’22)
5:15 – 5:45 PM Chess Basics Demonstration by Adam Trodd (STERN ’22)
5:45 – 6:00 PM Q & A
Registrants will be emailed a link to the Zoom webinar one hour before the event.