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Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013
Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013

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"Game Changer" won the ECF Book of the Year 2019 prize

Game Changer by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan
Game Changer by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan

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

Chess for Life Sadler and Regan
Chess for Life by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan

23rd April 2016
Matthew Sadler

Tony Miles – unforgettable

My “Chess for Life” co-author Natasha pointed out to me that one of our role models and one of the greats of British Chess, GM Tony Miles, was born 61 years ago on this day. It seems incredible to think that Tony has already been dead for 15 years: you still see so many references read more…

21st April 2016
Matthew Sadler

Rook Endings – Terry Chapman’s Theme

During our interview with Terry Chapman for “Chess for Life”, Terry mentioned one of the most memorable moves of his career played in a rook ending during his victory over the Russian Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev. We didn’t have the space to include the game in the book, so we published it instead in a video read more…

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

- Alexander Alekhine

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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, I 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 7 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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