"Chess is not a game for the faint-hearted. It forces you to step outside of yourself, take risks and make sacrifices. But more importantly, it requires a level of mental toughness that can endure losses and losing positions. If there is one non-cognitive trait that chess has helped me develop over the years, it is grit."
In this feature, WIM Yuanling Yuan recounts how grit led to the turning of the tide and eventually, a victory against GM Mariya Muzychuk at the Women's World Championship in Sochi, Russia.