|Name Jon Speelman|
Role Chess Player
|Spouse Lyndsey Thomas|
|Born Jonathan Simon Speelman
2 October 1956 (age 59) (1956-10-02) |
Alma mater Worcester College, Oxford
Fields Chess, Mathematics, Writing
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Books Analysing the endgame, Batsford chess endings, Endgame Preparation, Jon Speelman's Chess Pu, Preparacion de Finales
Education Worcester College, Oxford
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Jonathan Simon Speelman (born 2 October 1956) is an English Grandmaster chess player, mathematician and chess writer.
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- Early life and education
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Early life and education
He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford, where he studied mathematics.
A winner of the British Chess Championship in 1978, 1985 and 1986, Speelman has been a regular member of the English team for the Chess Olympiad, an international biennial chess tournament organized by FIDE, the World Chess Federation.
He qualified for two Candidates Tournaments:
Speelman's highest ranking in the FIDE Elo rating list was fourth in the world, in January 1989.
In 1989, he beat Kasparov in a televised speed tournament, and then went on to win the event.
In the April 2007 FIDE list, Speelman had an Elo rating of 2518, making him England's twelfth-highest-rated active player.
He has written a number of books on chess, including several on the endgame, among them Analysing the Endgame (1981), Endgame Preparation (1981) and Batsford Chess Endings (co-author, 1993).
Among his other books are Best Games 1970–1980 (1982), a thesis-like analysis of nearly fifty of the best games by top players from that decade, and Jon Speelman's Best Games (1997). These days he is more of a chess journalist and commentator than a player, is the chess correspondent for The Observer and The Independent and sometimes provides commentary for games on the Internet Chess Club