Ladies Knight Chess

Ladies Knight Chess

Ladies Knight with Jen Shahade ft. Luciana Morales LK046

September 27, 2022

Jennifer welcomes Women’s International Master Luciana Morales to Ladies Knight. Luciana is a three-time Continental Champion, the first Peruvian woman to qualify for the Women’s World Champs and an Olympian captain and player.

Now hailing from Brownsville, Texas, Luciana works for chessable, where she was recently promoted to Classroom Manager. She  goes by “Mom’s Gambit” on social media, where she explores balancing her passion for chess for her new role as a mother.

Jennifer and Luciana talk about her origin story in chess, and what it was like to be the first girl to win the absolute section in the Lima city Youth Championships. She also compares her college experience in Texas vs. Peru and the new chessable course she is working on about the games of the first five Women’s World Champions. 

Luciana is a passionate advocate for empowering youth and bringing more girls and women into the game. Bringing this vision to life has taken her all over the World from Mexico to Spain to the US Chess Girls Club in Memphis, TN.

Follow Luciana on twitter and Instagram, and look for her upcoming course on chessable in early 2023.