Matt Piper learnt chess at age 6 from his father and has been playing ever since. He was extremely fortunate to have had the benefit of playing literally thousands of games of chess with British number one Mickey Adams, who was in his class at secondary school. Matt’s chess developed significantly during this time and he became a British Junior Champion in 1986 and represented England in the Glorney Cup a couple of years later.


Matt now runs his own business, selling Cornish art around the country. He is delighted to have this opportunity to share his life-long enthusiasm for chess with a new generation. His is also very pleased that his own daughters are beginning to show an interest in the game. Matt still plays chess regularly, for Cavendish Chess Club in the London League and Barbican in the 4NCL.