Ladies Knight, August 2022: Tatia Skhirtladze

Ladies Knight August 2022

This month, Jennifer welcomes Tatia Skhirtladze, the director and producer of Glory to the Queen, a documentary film exploring the outstanding success of Georgian women in chess, focused on four legends of the game: Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidze, Nana Ioselaini, and Nana Alexandria.

Jennifer and Tatia speak about highlights from her film, Tatia’s own first encounter with Chiburdanidze, and the impact of Queen’s Gambit.

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tatia now teaches video art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She will be in the United States in September, which currently includes an appearance and lecture at Harvard University.

You can purchase and watch Glory to the Queen on numerous platforms, including AppleAmazon, and Vimeo.

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Ladies Knight is the proud recipient of two Chess Journalist of the Year Awards in 2022, including Best Podcast, and Best Episode, with Anastasiya Rakhmangulova


“Ladies Knight” is a monthly US Chess podcast hosted by WGM Jennifer Shahade, two-time US Women’s Chess Champion, featuring female chess champions and leaders. Jennifer Shahade is the Women’s Program director at US Chess. Find out more about the program and the Women’s Initiative at, where you can make a donation.

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