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Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013
Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013

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"Chess for Life" won the ECF Book of the Year 2016 prize

Chess for Life Sadler and Regan
Chess for Life Sadler and Regan

Study Chess with Matthew Sadler, Matthew Sadler Chess
Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

12th April 2016
Matthew Sadler

Alekhine’s Themes – move it like Morphy!

Last weekend was my debut as a birthday present! A colleague asked me whether I would be interested in giving a chess lesson to his brother who had just turned 50 and who was keen on chess. Not only did it turn out to be a lovely Sunday, I also learnt a lot myself! The read more…

9th April 2016
Matthew Sadler

More nostalgia… Chess unites the ages!

My nostalgic article about a king hunt I played as a 10-year old and the effect it had on my future playing style (http://matthewsadler.me.uk/chess-for-life/when-we-were-young/) inspired my “Chess for Life” co-author Natasha Regan to dig up an old photo and one of her key chess moments.     The photo was taken when Natasha was 12, read more…

"The secret of my success: with every move I force the opponent to think for themselves!"

- Alexander Alekhine

Matthew Sadler Chess Information


I am a Chess Grandmaster and writer, and one of England's top players. When I am not doing my job as an IT Consultant in Holland, I try to fill my free time with as much chess as possible


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Writing and discussing chess has always been one my passions. I review chess books in a regular column for New in Chess magazine and have written 6 books myself. I also contribute to chess videos regularly.

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"How many moves do I consider when analysing? Only one, but it's always the best one!"

- Emanuel Lasker

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