Glenn Trueman was taught the moves by a faraway cousin at the age of ten during the Fischer - Spassky 1972 match. He can still recall being puzzled by Bobby playing such a strange move as 1.c4.

 

Chess didn't play any part in his life until a chance encounter with a Paul Keres book in a library five years later changed everything.

 

Always an enthusiastic club and county player, changes in his work commitments in the last few years have given him more time to be involved with all aspects of chess. Glenns misspent youth (ie without chess) is one of the reasons he is so keen to teach and coach juniors.

 

He firmly believes that chess is a fun way to teach thinking skills, the skills that turn people into high achievers. He also thinks it is the most beautiful thing the human mind has ever created.