Dorsa Derakhshani is an Iranian woman who was attracted to him Chess being a psychological battle where he could show his talent despite his young age, gender and / or race. It is in the top 3 of the best female chess players in the United States, and is a relentless young prodigy who reminds us of the very Beth Harmon in the popular serie de Netflix, Lady’s Gambit. Not only because of his agility, but also because of his fascination for fashion amid play and masculine pragmatism.
‘I have countless stories about how wearing tight clothes, nail polish, and lipstick makes you a’ bad player Chess‘but I’m glad that the character of Beth (Harmon) show that it is not. In Iran It was taboo to shake hands between genders and I vividly remember how when I offered my hand to my opponent (I was 12 years old), he refused to shake it and shook his head. The scene where Beth’s opponents are disrespectful and keep yawning because she’s a girl reminded me of this story a lot, ‘she says. Dorsa Derakhshani to Vogue México about the story behind Gambito de Dama.
‘An aspect of the character of Beth (Harmon) that I identified with a lot was her confidence, which was due to the initial support of her parents, even with the way she ended up in the orphanage, she still believed in herself. That is a quality that I really appreciate to my parents. I think it’s something everyone deserves to have; someone who gives you an unlimited lack of confidence. My mother reviews my opponents and shares her assessment of them – which is not chess – usually before I do! ‘ Dorsa Derakhshani.
Why is Dorsa Derakhshani the real life Beth Harmon?
Gambit de Dama grants style lessons through the skin of its protagonist: Beth Harmon. We talk about looks timeless as the easy-to-appropriate duo: leggings + pullover, followed by the retro dresses she wears anywhere chess game, or that crimson lipstick that emphasizes with an agile and powerful look at the file. Yes, style keys that Dorsa Derakhshani makes his own while studying Biology at Saint Louis University in Missouri on a scholarship from Chess.
‘I loved your wardrobe and I usually dress smart when I feel good on certain days just for the sake of my mood. As I also mentioned in my 2019 Tedxtalk, I believe that most of our society’s challenges, including sexism and racism, can be improved, if not eliminated, by spreading knowledge and trust. ‘
Beth Harmon is a talented chess player in the 1960s.
In this resemblance, the 22 year old Iranian youth ensures that the Chess is more sexist than The Lady’s Gambit series reveals or will in its second season. Dorsa Derakhshani she placed third in the US women’s competition last month, for which she won $ 13,000. Now that this mental sport is everyone’s radar, the also coach of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) since 2016, clarify that you can play chess and be pretty at the same time, after a European coach assured him that the lipstick It would put her at a disadvantage against her rivals. What a remark that denies in a singular association with the career he is currently studying.
Beth Harmon studies a game of chess in Queen’s Gambit (2020).
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‘Since I have been thinking about becoming a doctor, I have learned a lot about the differences between genders and especially between brains. Anatomically, human brains look exactly the same between genders. So you can’t distinguish between genders just by looking at two brains. However, there are physiological differences between human brains. I hope I can raise awareness about the chess community and break down gender barriers. I can be proud of how far my community has come from Chess’.
Who have seen the Lady’s Gambit series, which takes place in the 1950s and 1960s, they know the sexism similar describing your protagonista Beth Harmon Since his adolescence, when he participates in his first chess tournament and his male companions are incredulous about his talent. Is now Dorsa Derakhshani who reaffirms it off the screen of the platform streaming and, there is no doubt, that we will not be the same when we see another chapter of Lady’s Gambit next time.
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