Lisa Lane

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Birthday
25, 1938
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

American chess player best known for appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated even though she never achieved the title of Chess Master.

Before Fame

She attended Temple University and began competing at local coffee shops.

Trivia

She won the women's championship of Philadelphia in 1958 and the U.S. Women's Chess Championship in 1959 at the age of 21, just two years after she began playing the game.

Family Life

She and her husband ran a gift shop in New York.

Associated With

She was thought of as the female contemporary of Donald Byrne during her prime.