9 Queens instructor Amanda Mateer earned her first WIM norm at the Philadelphia Open. Watch this video on her victories.Categories: video / Women in chess Tags: 9 Queens Academy, Amanda Mateer, Philadelphia Open, Women in chess
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To me, chess is a fun sport that anyone can play. It is not like other sports because it tests your mind, not your physical ability; so,an eight year-old could play a 40 year-old. It is one of few games that luck isn’t involved in. It is based completely on skill. It is important to me because it teaches people to think ahead. Chess is kind of like a war game because you are trying to take pieces so you can capture the king