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) is the editor-in-chief for the Journal. She is a major in journalism with minor in photography. Cas has covered COVID-19 and the 2020 general election, and enjoys writing, watching Netflix, crocheting and taking photos.