038 Life Lessons From Chess & The Talent Myth With WIM Yuanling YuanOct 13, 2022
Yuanling wowed me.
Of course, her accomplishments as a chess player are mighty:
She’s been the #1 female Canadian player and the youngest Canadian female to earn the WIM title.
And, as you’ll hear, Yuanling has a great ability to find meaningful connections between chess and life - a topic we discuss at length in this episode.
If that weren’t enough, she has a compassionate heart.
In 2009, she launched the non-profit Chess in Library program that offers chess instruction to underprivileged people in Toronto.
While Yuanling has since built a separate career from chess, having attended Yale University and become a successful investment analyst…
She’s still deeply connected to her lifelong passion for chess and is a great ambassador for the game, as well as an advocate for women and girls in chess.
Also in this episode:
- Redefining the meaning of “losing” in chess and life.
- The myth of talent for becoming a chess master.
- A helpful approach anyone can use to encourage more girls to get involved in chess.
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