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Jonathan Simon Speelman (born 2 October 1956) is an English chess player, a Grandmaster, a mathematician, and a chess writer.

He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He studied mathematics at university, earning his Doctorate.

Winner of the British Chess Championship in 1978, 1985, and 1986, Speelman has been a regular member of the English Chess Olympiad team.

Speelman qualified for two Candidates' Tournaments. In the 1989-1990 cycle, he qualified by placing third in the 1987 Subotica Interzonal tournament. After beating Yasser Seirawan in his first round 4-1, and Nigel Short in the second round 3.5-1.5, he lost to Jan Timman at the semi-final stage 4.5-3.5. In the following championship cycle (1990-93) he lost in the first round to Short, the eventual challenger for Garry Kasparov's crown, 5.5-4.5.

Speelman's highest ranking in the FIDE Elo rating list was equal fourth in the world, in January 1989.

In 1989 Speelman beat Kasparov in a televised speed tournament, and then went on to win the event.

Speelman is noted for his imaginative style, often choosing unobvious ways to carry on his games.

In the April 2007 FIDE list Speelman had an Elo rating of 2518, making him England's 12th-highest rated active player.

He is also known as "Spess," short for "specimen," one of the many misspellings of his name in the press over the years.

Married to Lyndsey Thomas, they have a son, Lawrence, born in January 1994.

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Total Books: 23
Jon Speelman's Chess Puzzle Book
2008 - Jon Speelman's Chess Puzzle Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904600961
ISBN-10: 1904600964
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Endgame Preparation Advanced Analysis of Important Areas
2003 - Endgame Preparation Advanced Analysis of Important Areas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713440003
ISBN-10: 0713440007
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Jon Speelman's Best Games Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of a Two-Time Candidate for the World Championship
El Ajedrez Combativo de Kasparov
2002 - El Ajedrez Combativo De Kasparov [Monografias De Jugadores] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788480194167
ISBN-10: 8480194162
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Preparacion de Finales
2001 - Preparacion De Finales [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788480192422
ISBN-10: 8480192429
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Modern Defence
2000 - Modern Defence [Everyman Chess] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857442816
ISBN-10: 1857442814
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Garry Kasparov's Fighting Chess
1995 - Garry Kasparov's Fighting Chess [Batsford Chess Library] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780805042214
ISBN-10: 0805042210
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Essential Chess Openings
1992 - Essential Chess Openings (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713464009
ISBN-10: 0713464003
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New Ideas in the Caro-Kann Defence
1992 - New Ideas in the Caro-kann Defence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713469158
ISBN-10: 0713469153
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Analysing the Endgame Practical Endings Studied in Depth
1988 - Analysing the Endgame Practical Endings Studied in Depth [Tournament Player's Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713460643
ISBN-10: 0713460644
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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From Beginner to Expert in 40 Lessons
1984 - From Beginner to Expert in 40 Lessons (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020117605
ISBN-10: 0020117604
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment
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Best Chess Games 1970-80
1983 - Best Chess Games 1970-80 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780047940163
ISBN-10: 0047940166
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Analysing the Endgame
1981 - Analysing the Endgame [The Club player's library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713418972
ISBN-10: 0713418974
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Test Your Endgame Ability Primary Level
Test Your Endgame Ability Primary Level [MacMillan Chess Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020226413
ISBN-10: 0020226411
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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New Ideas in the Caro-Kann Defense
New Ideas in the Caro-kann Defense [The MacMillan Chess Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020287186
ISBN-10: 0020287186
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Moscow Marathon The World Chess Championship 1984-85
Moscow Marathon the World Chess Championship 1984-85 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780047940224
ISBN-10: 0047940220
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Endgame Preparation
Endgame Preparation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713439991
ISBN-10: 0713439998
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BCE Batsford Chess Endings
Bce Batsford Chess Endings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713444209
ISBN-10: 0713444207
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Batsford Chess Endings
Batsford Chess Endings [An Owl Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780805029475
ISBN-10: 0805029478
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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