Ladies Knight Featuring NM Laura Smith [PODCAST]

NM Laura Smith

Jennifer brings National Master and chess coach and streamer Laura Smith to Ladies Knight. Laura talks about her very early beginnings in the game and her current passion for chess in education and streaming. A mom of three, Laura gave birth to twins at the start of the pandemic and talks about the joys and struggles of parenting through quarantine.

Laura also talks about her work with US Chess Women, where she leads our classes for adult women players, which you can sign up for here. She’s also given classes on the London Opening and Pawn Endgames for our girls club.

Laura is a school teacher, where she currently teaches fourth grade. She is also a former coach and current friend of Chess-in-the-Schools where he husband Shaun Smith works as Director of Programs. Find the throwback New York Times article that Jennifer quoted from here. You can find Laura on twitter,  instagram and twitch @Lauraloveschess and find her course on Gambits on here.   

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