William Roland Hartston, born Aug 12, 1947, is a British International Master (1973) who won the British men's chess championship while his wife, Jana Malypetrova, won the British women's championship in 1974. He won or tied in the British championship in 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1980. At Hastings 1972-3, he turned down a draw offer against Uhlmann and lost the game. If he had accepted the draw, he would have become England’s first grandmaster. He has written many chess books. His highest Elo rating was 2515.