Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chess Babe of the Month: Dorsa Derakhshani

Dorsa Derakhshani - Miss February 2017

Nationality: Iranian
Birthday: April 15, 1998
Dorsa's World Chess Federation page.

This month's chess babe is a bit young, only 18... but deserves some credit for taking on the Iranian chess authorities! At a recent tournament in Gibraltar, she played without her hijab, and was subsequently banned from the team. Hats off to you Dorsa! (Or should we say, hijab's off?)

Here is a picture of Dorsa, and an interview with her as well.

If, as Hillary says, "the future is female", then Dorsa certainly makes a pretty strong case!