The Journal On Air: Under the Microscope Episode #1


Susan Polgar qualified for what is now the World Chess Championship in April 1986. When Polgar qualified, however, the competition was called the Men’s World Chess Championship. Polgar is now the director of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) at Webster.

This week, Cas Waigand talks with Polgar and others about the history and future of women in chess.

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Cas Waigand (she/her) was the editor-in-chief for the Journal (Spring 2021). She majored in journalism with a minor in photography. Cas also covered COVID-19 and the 2020 general election. She enjoys writing, watching Netflix, crocheting, and taking photos.