Stewart Haslinger

I learned to play chess when I was very young, and have loved the game ever since. I was lucky that all of my brothers and sisters also played so it seemed that my parents were taking us to chess tournaments nearly every weekend. All of this support, and many years of playing and learning, paid off in 2007, when I became a grandmaster at the age of 25.

I have won several international opens in Europe and was ranked in the top 10 of England from 2007-2015, with my current position being 12. I am now working as a research scientist in the Maths department of the University of Liverpool having completed my PhD in 2014. I still play chess when I can, including for my German Bundesliga team SG Trier. I was also the coach of the Norwegian women’s team at the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø in 2014.