Commentators

GM Nigel Short

Nigel Short

As a previous World Championship Challenger, Nigel played the legendary Garry Kasparov in a match for the title in London in 1993, and has an outstanding reputation as one of the world’s top players, coaches and commentators. Originally from Bolton, Lancashire, Nigel has been FIDE Vice-President since 2018, working on the team of FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich to foster the development of chess at all levels around the world.

GM Matthew Sadler

Mathew Sadler

England’s No. 2 rated player, Matthew is renowned as a researcher into Artificial Intelligence chess engines, writing the award-winning book ‘Game Changer’ with WIM Natasha Regan and the acclaimed ‘The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement.’ Formerly an England Gold-medal winning player, Matthew has in recent years focused on his career in computing. Together with WIM Natasha Regan, Matthew is a regular streamer on their ‘Game Changer’ Twitch channel.

GM Stuart Conquest

Stuart Conquest

Stuart is a former British Champion. For the past decade he has been tournament director of the world-renowned Gibraltar Chess Festival, and is a popular commentator on leading international events. A former World Youth (Under 16) Champion, Stuart has represented England at several Olympiads and European Team Championships. He is a former British Rapidplay Champion and joint winner of the Hastings Premier.

WIM Natasha Regan

Natasha Regan

Natasha is the award-winning co-author with GM Matthew Sadler of the book, ‘Game Changer,’ on the effect on chess of AI chess engines. A non-executive director of the English Chess Federation, Natasha is also a popular streamer with Matthew on their ‘Game Changer’ Twitch channel.