Ladies Knight with Jen Shahade Featuring Lauren Goodkind LK020
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On the August episode of Ladies Knight, Jennifer interviews author, chess teacher and speaker Lauren Goodkind. Goodkind is a popular Bay Area teacher and the author of “Poison Pieces” and “Queen for a Day: The Girl’s Guide to Chess Mastery.” In her latest book, Queen for a Day, readers work through an entire game with the main character, Sophia, who is new to chess.

Lauren also talks to Jennifer about growing up with a speech impediment, and how chess helped her realize her intelligence and become less self-conscious. “Everyone is smart in their own way. You need to find ways to overcome your obstacles.”

Find Lauren and her books on her website https://www.laurengoodkindchess.com/, her chess puzzle site https://www.chessbylauren.com/ and her YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/chessdifference

Jennifer also talks about her girls club classes in this episode, and a special teen girls club for female US Chess members 12-19. Email jshahade@uschess.org to get on the list and find highlights from our Girls Club classes on our YouTube playlist. 

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