Chess Express Kids focuses on the success of Underrepresented chess players. That includes women and girls. Rarely does one hear about black people who play chess in the mainstream, and even more rarely are black women mentioned in regards to chess. But, in honor of Women’s History Month and #blackgirl magic, here are 4 Black Women Chess Players! 1. CM (Candidate Master) Rochelle Ballantyne Born: New York City in 1995 Nationality: American Title: Candidate Master or Expert 2.