Alexey W. Root is a former U.S. Women’s Chess Champion with a Ph.D. in education from UCLA. She is a lecturer at The University of Texas at Dallas, teaching online courses about chess in education. Her first seven books, including Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving, are available on Amazon. Her eighth book, United States Women’s Chess Champions, 1937–2020, will be published in 2022.
It has been 50 years since an American has claimed the title of World Chess Champion. Will it ever happen again?