Sarah Beth, aka "batgirl," unlike most of the Article authors on Chess.com, has neither talents nor credentials. What she does have is a two-decade long passion for time-consuming, tedious, historical research and a penchant for transposing her findings into words and stories. Her belief is that the value of Chess extends far beyond the champions, beyond the great games played or the theories advanced. The value of Chess lies in how it affects each individual who embraces it. And that's where all stories begin.