From Novice to Champion: The Inspiring Story of Lisa Lane in Chess

Lisa Lane (1933–2024), news-making chess champion

The recent passing of Lisa Lane, the trailblazing U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, reminds us of the power and beauty of the game of chess. Lane’s remarkable story, from college novice to Sports Illustrated cover star, showcases the amazing potential chess holds for anyone willing to learn.

Rest in Peace Lisa Lane

Lane’s unconventional path highlights that chess isn’t just for those who start young. As the premiere coaching school in the Greater Denver area, Summit School of Chess understands this well. We believe that people of all ages, especially children, can discover and benefits. We offer a wide range of programs tailored for Denver-area students, designed to unlock the strategic thinking, focus, and creativity that the game fosters.

RIP to the trailblazing two-time US Women's chess Champion Lisa Lane, who fought for more pay and respect for women in chess.  💐

"Lane showed the world that chess can be glamorous and that women can be as competitive as men."

Here’s what we offer at Summit School of Chess:

  • Before/After School Programs: Convenient instruction integrated into your child’s school day.
  • Online Group Lessons: Learn from the comfort of home with engaging online classes.
  • Monthly Tournaments: Test your skills and build a community in Denver.
  • Summer Camps: Immersive and fun experiences during school breaks.
  • Private Lessons: Personalized coaching to elevate your game.
  • Events: Special events and programming to celebrate the world of chess in the Denver area.

Inspired by Lisa Lane’s love for the game and her fight for equality within chess, we at Summit School of Chess are dedicated to providing top-quality chess education opportunities in the Denver, Colorado area. We aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment where players of all levels can thrive.

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