Adams has been on the chess scene since he was a child and has won a
number of top International Tournaments, he has been the British
number 1 for a number of decades. At the height of his powers he
challenged Anatoly Karpov for the World Championship of Fide although
that wasn't the official World Title at the time. He is reaching that
form again with a number 12 world ranking.
McShane was a top junior in the late 1980's early 1990's. He is the
British number 2 player at the moment and is probably the leading young
top grandmaster of the number of promising young grandmasters England
have at the moment.
Gawain C B
Jones despite his Welsh sounding name is actually English. He has been a
promising junior for years and has won the British Championship. I have
spoken to him a number of times on the Internet Chess Club where he is
often to be found playing internet chess.
David W L
Howell is the 4th ranked British player currently. He was a child
prodigy and has been around for many years now. like his young rivals
Luke and Gawain, also a British Champion. It would be nice to see him,
and the other young top English players, compete in elite tournaments in
Child prodigy who made a significant impact on world chess in the
1990's. After a time out of chess he is back although he is finding
getting back to elite tournaments a harder prospect than it was a number
of years ago.
the most famous British figure in chess ever. A child prodigy from the
1970's, he has been on British tv more often than any British player
hence his fame to the wider public. In chess circles he is known for his
moment of triumph in defeating Anatoly Karpov in a world Championship
qualifier and winning the right to play Garry Kasparov for the World
Title. He lost but in true British style.
Jonathan Rowson is the top ranked Scottish player. He is a British
Champion, who could forget the pictures of Jonathan parading in the Flag
of St. Andrew after his 2004 victory he regained the title in 2005 and
2006 and has won a number of strong Tournaments around the World. The
latest in a line of strong grandmasters from Scotland.
for his great chess videos he is also no mean chess player even though
he does not devote all his energies to his chess, studying at Warwick
University. He is still very young but still finds time to coach some of
Britain's top juniors.
Hebden has been amongst Britain's elite players for decades. He has an
appetite for chess which is second to none as he visits many weekend
tournaments. Famous throughout the world for his exploits over a number
of years, many chess books have games of his in. He is Britains answer
to Victor Korchnoi who still plays in his eighties.
has only recently achieved his grandmaster title. He has made the jump
from club player to top English player. He was a regular at the South
Lakes Congress held by the Barrow Chess Club members Dave Cole and
Trevor Blower (as well as help from Janet Blower). He is a fast
ex-South Lakes Congress player, Stewart has all the potential to be a
very strong player in the future like Jonathan. Was taught chess at the
age of 4 and his family were all strong junior players although only
Stewart has taken up the gauntlet into adulthood, in the family.