British chess Grandmaster who, at his peak, was ranked as the fourth best chess player in the world. He also won the British Rapidplay Championship in 1995, 1996 and 1999.
He was receiving high-level chess coaching by the time he was nine years old.
He is widely considered to be one of the top British chess players of all time.
He married actress Tara MacGowran.
He and Magnus Carlsen became two of the top chess players in the world.