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Why no women in the Top 100 chess players in the world? The question remains in 2024.

Recently, the world’s #1 rated woman chess player, retired 4-time world champion, 30-year-old China’s Yifan Hou (2664) lost a few rating points and dropped from the Top 100 chess players to #109.

The reigning also a 4-time women’s world chess champion China’s 33-year-old Wenjun Ju (2583) is ranked #330 in the world!

See the Top 10 Rated Women in World below.


#1 Rated Chess Player in the World!

Magnus Carlsen #1 rated chess player in the world March 2024

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen

33-years-old

#1 Ranked Player in the World

Retired 5-Time World Chess Champion

2862

March 2024


Reigning World Chess Champion

Ding Liren reigning world chess champion #4 rated player in the world March 2024

China’s Liren Ding

31-years-old

#4 Ranked Chess Player in the World!

Rated 2789

March 2024


Top 10 Chess Players in the World

2024 Top 10 Men Chess Players


#1 Rated Chess Women Player in the World!

Hou Yifan #1 rated 2632 woman chess player March 2024 closeup of face looking into camera

China’s Yifan Hou

30-years-old

Retired 4-Time Women’s World Chess Champion

#109 Ranked Chess Player in the World

Rated 2632

March 2024


Reigning Women’s World Chess Champion

Ju Wenjun Women's World Chess Champion rated 2559 ranked #330 in the world

China’s Wenjun Ju

33-years-old

Reigning 4-Time Women’s World Chess Champion

#2 Ranked Woman Chess Player

#330 Ranked Chess Player in the World!

Rated 2559

March 2024


Top 10 Women Chess Players in  the World

2024 Top 10 Women Chess Players


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Beginner’s Book – Chess Rules For Students

Chess Rules For Students workbook

Chess Rules For Students is a workbook for students learning the game of chess and for beginning students returning to the game. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Parents unfamiliar with chess will find this booklet a valuable guide to their child’s new interest.

Chess Rules For Students is designed with students, coaches, and parents in mind. Reading level is appropriate for grade-school use. All major rules of chess are covered, and algebraic notation worksheets are included. Each page is in easy-to-use worksheet format.

A student-friendly Answer Key makes self-correction fun!


 

Beginners & Intermediate Book – Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students is a workbook for beginning and intermediate students. Checkmate! covers the tactics used in checkmate attacks with clear explanations, diagrams and arrows to pinpoint the key features.

Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmates by the tactics used to force the checkmate–like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance and Attacking Flight Squares–rather than only the checkmate pattern itself.

The worksheets and Answer Key are clear and simple for the student to use, and easy for the parent, teacher and coach to correct! Fun!


 

Intermediate & Advanced Book – Chess Tactics For Students

Chess Tactics For Students workbook

Chess Tactics For Students contains 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format.

Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period. This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction.

The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.


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SOLVE A PUZZLE & WIN!

Solve a chess puzzle, enter the weekly drawing as often as you like, and win awesome prizes! Winners’ prizes are listed below. If you don’t win this week, try again next week! New puzzles are posted daily!

CHESS PUZZLES WEEKLY PRIZES

Below are the weekly prizes we send out! If you don’t win, try again the following week for your chance to win! Click on the prize to learn more about it.

Checkmate In One Prize
Chess Rules For Students Workbook
An instructional workbook designed for students learning the game of chess. Click here to learn more!
Checkmate In Two Prize
Checkmate! Ideas For Students
An instructional workbook containing tactics in worksheet format used to checkmate--like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance, and Attacking Flight Squares!
Checkmate In Three Prize
Chess Tactics For Students
An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format.

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