Lee scored her third and final IM norm at the Montreal Classic, where she began with an unbeaten 4/6 against grandmasters, and narrowly missed a GM result.
In a recent interview on the Chessbase website, Lee spoke of her ambitions, her future targets, her support from the Samford Fellowship, and her training methods.
She credits the patience and persistence of her longtime coach, GM Dmitry Gurevich, for transforming her game.
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One of his best games was against Raunak Sadhwani, the Indian talent who recently defeated Nigel Short in a match in Maharashtra.
3873: 1 Qd7+ Kh6 (if Kg8 2 Qxc8+ or Qg7 2 Re7 wins the queen) 2 Nf5+!
and if gxf5 3 Re6 wins the queen, or Kg5 3 f4+ Kh5 3 Qd1 mate. »