Diamond Member Coach

♛♖♙🎉😊 I'm Lauren Goodkind, an initial Guinness Book of World Records holder, a chess teacher, chess book author based in California! 

My mission is to promote chess on a bigger level. As of March 2024,  I just made North America's second longest crochet scarf, which is about 501 feet long.  The black and white scarf  broke the initial Guiness Book of World Records for the longest crochet scarf by an individual!   I used about 35 miles of yarn to make this 75 pound scarf!  

 I want the scarf to be displayed publicly, to inspire others to play chess and to spread positive energy!  

Be part of this epic journey!  Does your company or organization want to display my scarf? Please let me know! Thanks in advance.

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In August 2021, I received a Meritorious Services award from the United States Chess Federation.   Click here to see the article!

I have also written two chess books for beginners, available on "Queen For A Day: The Girl's Guide To Chess Mastery".