Visit my youtube.com channel! Simon has been playing chess for 28 years. He reached the rank of IM when he was 18 and GM at 28. Some of his major successes on the board include jointly winning the London Chess Classic in 2010, becoming British Blitz Champion and finishing 2nd in the main British Championship on two occasions. Simon's pupil's have been wildly successful at the scholastic level in England. Affectionately known to the chess world as "The Ginger GM" - Simon is also the accomplished author of more than 10 books and DVD series, which you can find at www.gingergm.com.