Was the ‘It Girl’ of US chess in the 1980s the inspiration for Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit?

Was the ‘It Girl’ of US chess in the 1980s the inspiration for Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit?
Could Diana Lanni, the ‘It Girl’ of US chess in the 1980s and friend to the author Walter Tevis, be the inspiration behind the character of Beth Harmon in the hit Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit?
News story posted on 2021-02-15T23:21:00.0000000Z