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D.L. Townes is a journalist, photographer, and avid chess player. He works for Chess Review as photojournalist and for the Lexington Herald-Leader as an associate editor; occupations which have allowed him to follow Harmon's journey across the United States and to Moscow, Russia. A former unrequited love interest, Townes is likely Harmon's closest friend and on par to family.

Due to the events of Doubled Pawns, and later conversations, it is assumed that Townes is gay. Jacob Fortune-Lloyd later confirmed this. [1]

Beth HarmonAlma WheatleyBenny WattsJoleneHarry BeltikWilliam Shaibel
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