Cover Stories with Chess Life #47: FM Alex King


Guest of the month on Cover stories authored our July cover story on the 2022 National High School Championship, held in Memphis in April. He is also the author of a series on the Tarrasch defense which will end in our August issue, and he has written quite a few articles for US Chess publications in recent years.

New FM Alex King is a teacher, gamer and father, currently residing in Memphis, TN with his wife and daughter. He comes from a very talented family, with multifaceted musicians and artists, including his sister, Caroline, who was a photographer at the Lycée national 2022 and whose photo is on the cover of the issue. Alex is a talented pianist and he often posts videos of his original compositions on his social media accounts.

I’m talking to Alex today after I had the hardest time scheduling this interview. He was on vacation, then I was on vacation, and then we both had a fight. But now we have time to talk, and I expect to learn a lot about Alex in the time we have.


“Cover Stories with Chess Life” hosted by chess life and online chess life Editor John Hartmann, goes in depth and behind the scenes of each month chess life cover story.

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