Chess Pedagogy

Diana Lanni-Was She Inspiration for Beth Harmon?

By Matthew Grinberg, Founder of Alamogordo Chess Club There has been a lot of talk recently about the possibility that Diana Lanni was Walter Tevis‘ inspiration for Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit This is what is known: Lanni and Tevis were both playing chess in the same circles in New York City in the …

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Larry Evans Versus Samuel Reshevsky: A Throwback to the Past

By Shai Hecker, Operations Intern Samuel Reshevsky was a Polish Chess prodigy who became a chess grandmaster. Although he never won the World Chess Championship Tournament he did win the US Championship eight times. Here we have a picture of a young Samuel playing against multiple opponents. Larry Evans was an American chess player. However, …

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