Ladies Knight Podcast with WIM Dr. Carolina Blanco [PODCAST]

WIM Dr. Carolina Blanco talks to Jennifer Shahade on Ladies Knight live from the Elementary Chess Championship about her incredible work with the “Girls Club Room”, a space where girls at National Events can socialize, learn from top players and hang out in between rounds.

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Right after the interview, Jen and Carolina gave a tandem chess simul at the Girls Club Room to 20 girls from Kindergarten to sixth grade.

A new event at the Girls Room in Nashville was a Spanish & Chess Lesson hosted by Carolina, where students learned the names of the pieces and squares in Spanish, while also answering tough chess questions. Carolina talks about some of her favorite “Spanish” chess words on this episode of Ladies Knight.

Dr. Blanco, who is also an orthodontist gave Jennifer some insight into her work in dentistry and how she balances it with chess, and explained her “chess smile.”

This is the first live podcast edition of the pod, and was recorded at the Elementary Chess Championships in Nashville, TN. Find out more about Carolina on her website, http://drcarolinablanco.com/

Ladies Knight features music by the artist Juga, who went viral when her song, Oh Capablanca,dropped in the Fall of 2018. You can find more about Juga on https://www.jugamusica.com/   

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Comments

  1. Could Danitza Vazquez and Phiona Mutesi (both these young ladies are planning on pursuing careers in pediatrics) discuss their encounter from the 2018 Chess Olympiad on a future podcast?

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