Aussies will be glad to know that Wollongong player, Vanness, has been on top of the rankings for at least a couple of months now.
The Independent Online had this to say:
The World Chess Beauty Contest ranks a 16-year-old Australian as the world's most beautiful woman in the game. Vanessa Reid plays competitive chess and indeed once represented Australia at a tournament in Malaysia and played in New Zealand this year. But ranked only 47,694th among both men and women, she is no grandmaster.
The Joannesburg-based Mail & Guardian also mentions the young Aussie's exploits.
What can I say? Unbelievable! After our win in the Miss Universe last year, I think Australia has found itself an entirely new achievement. After all, we can't win in rugby, not in cricket, and hec, not even in netball!