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GM Matthew D Sadler

Matthew D Sadler
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Full name
Matthew Sadler
May 15, 1974 (age 48)‎
Place of birth
Chatham, England



Matthew Sadler is an English grandmaster, chess author, and one of his country's best players. He became an international master at the age of 14 and a grandmaster at 19. He reached his peak FIDE rating of 2694 in 2020, after returning from a hiatus that lasted from 1999 to 2010.

Sadler won the British Championship in 1995 and 1997. He was also part of England's national team that took the 4th place in the 1996 Chess Olympiad. Sadler has also published several books. Most of the early ones teach chess openings while he gained success more recently with Game Changer, a book about AlphaZero co-written with Natasha Regan.

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