Canadian chess Grandmaster and former World Open Champion who is the only Canadian to have qualified for the Candidates' level. He has represented Canada eight times in the Chess Olympiads.
He began playing chess at the age of 10.
He was the fourth Canadian to earn the title of Grandmaster and he has won eight Canadian Open Chess Championships, seven Closed Canadian Chess Championships.
He was born and raised in Montreal.
He and Daniel Yanofsky are two of only a few Canadian Grandmasters.