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What do you do when you are not playing chess?
I watch history and economics videos and football.

Why did you join the club?
I was very impressed by the effort being put in by John Cook, the Juniors Co-ordinator; the number of tournaments the club was contesting gave me lots of opportunities to play opponents of different strength and age; and the Friday meeting night was a relaxing wind-down to a hectic week at school.

What do you like about chess?
I have made lots of friends and get to play opponents from across the world.

What’s the best thing about being a member?
Very cooperative members who encourage you to become a better player; and some good competitions.

Tell us something about your successes in chess.
In 2012 I got a prize from Gary Kasparov for coming 4th in the world youth chess championship representing England. I won the British Championship title on four occasions.

Who is your chess hero?
Vishwanathan Anand.

What chess book have you found most helpful?
Positional Chess by Boris Gelfand.

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