Having never played chess before Louis taught her how to play, and after proceeding to defeat Louis in 7 out of 8 games (including their very first match when Louis was teaching her how to play for the very first time), Char was the undisputed chess champion of The Traveling Twosome, right? In fact, there was only one person who denied that she should proudly hold that title… Louis.
Week after week, game after game, Louis continued to lose to Char – but still say that he was the more strategic, logical, and better chess player of the two! He had nothing to back up these assertions other than his defeats at the hands (and brain) of Char. So having nothing to prove, Char didn’t pay attention to Louis’ thoughts on the matter.
But in 2015, chess was in the newspaper headlines. It appeared that a prominent Chess Grandmaster claimed that women were far inferior to men at the game. He said that women should just “accept the fact” that they can’t compete with the more intelligent gender. But the ironic thing was that this Grandmaster lost 8 times to a top female opponent… and he only beat her once!
In the wake of this, Char agreed to put her championship on the line in a “put up or shut up” match against Louis. It was their most intense and competitive chess match yet… but in the end, Char proved beyond a doubt that not only can women play chess – and beat men at the game – but that she was The Traveling Twosome Chess Champion. Checkmate, Louis.
To lighten up the intensity of the competition, Louis and Char made a new fake commercial and kept to the cowgirl theme for this event! Enjoy!