Dr. Alan Kirsahner's interview with National Master Kerry Lawless on July 17, 2013. NM Kerry Lawless is best known as the historian for chess in California. His http://www.ChessDryad.com website provides not only materials on the history of chess in California along with a database of around 30,000 games played here from the 19th century until today, but is also an excellent source for materials for chess education.