Dr Lara Ogunshola was a chess champion in Nigeria in the late 80s. She played in many chess tournaments including representing Nigeria at the World Chess Olympiad of 1986 in Dubai. She is a sister to Ben Ogunshola who was also among the top chess masters in Nigeria around the same time. Lara is a research fellow at the Institute of Veterinary Physiology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Now, dont be deceived by the innocent smiley face that you see here, Lara is a tiger on the chess board. If you are unfortunate enough to sit across the chessboard as her opponent and you are not sure of yourself, then she will whip you and very quickly too. Many chess players have been on the receiving end and you will not be the last. We wish Lara well in her endeavours and hope to hear more about any new chess exploits.
You can find more of Lara's chess info from the British Chess Federation website: http://grading.bcfservices.org.uk/getref.php?ref=145660L