Chess Life Cover Stories with Al Lawrence [PODCAST]

Al Lawrence (photo Austin Fuller)

By Daniel Lucas

The March 2019 edition of “Cover Stories with Chess Life” is now live! This monthly podcast, hosted by Senior Director of Strategic Communication Daniel Lucas, goes in depth and behind the scenes for each month’s cover story.
This month, we talk to Al Lawrence, our first three-time guest. Al wrote our profile of the new–and first–Dean of Scholastic Chess, Dewain Barber.

New this month: “The Skittles Room,” in which we talk to people doing something interesting or of note within US Chess. (Missing “Checking in with Jen”? Listen to our new Women’s Program Director’s podcast “Ladies Knight”!) For this initial segment, Lucas talks to our new Digital Editor, and our “Books and Beyond” Chess Life columnist, John Hartmann.

Hartmann and Lawrence, Madison, 2018.

And don’t miss your chance at winning a $50 gift certificate to! Send in your question to, and if your question is selected as the Best Question, you will win the gift certificate. Next month we will be covering GM Hikaru Nakamura’s win at the London segment of the Grand Chess Tour, written by GM Robert Hess. Send in your questions now for GM Hess or anything about Chess Life that strikes your fancy.

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