List of Achievements

  • Age 4
    • Learn to play the game  (ignited by the Short-Kasparov match in London)
  • Age 6
    • Competing in Chess tournaments
  • Age 9
    • Youngest player in the World to beat an International Master
  • Age 10
    • Mind Sports Olympiad U18 Section – 2 Gold Medals
  • Age 11
    • World U12 Championships – 13th place and beat the European Champion
  • Age 12
    • Winner of the British U14 & U16 title
  • Age 16
    • Achieved International Master title
  • 2006
    • 2nd in Fugen,2nd= European Individual Open Championship
  • 2007
    • 1st Porto San Giorgio, 1st La Laguna
    • Achieved Grandmaster Title
  • 2008
    • Authored first book Starting Out: Grand Prix Attack
    • 1st= Sydney International
    • Represented England at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany (Board 5)
  • 2010
    • 1st=  London Chess Classic Open(with Grandmaster Simon Williams)
    • Represented England at the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia(Board 5)
  • 2011
    • 1st in Buratty Masters
    • 4NCL Champion with Pride and Prejudice – scored 8/9
    • Commonwealth Chess Champion – Gold Medal
    • British Chess Championship – 3rd= with IM Jonathan Hawkin
  • 2012
  • January 2012 – Entered Top 100 in the World
  • 99th British Chess Champion and Joint English Champion
  • 2nd Board at the 2012 Chess Olympics
  • Played at the London Chess Classic
  • Hastings Chess Champion