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William Roland Hartston (born London 12 August 1947) is an English chess player who played competitively from 1962 to 1987 with a highest Elo rating of 2515. However, he failed by the closest possible margin to achieve the results required for the formal award of the title of International Grandmaster. Hartston is probably best known as a chess author and presenter of the game on television.

At the 19th Chess Olympiad, held at Siegen 1970, he won the gold medal for best score on board 3 (78.1%). He won the British Chess Championship in 1973 and 1975, the former being one year after he was awarded the International Master title.

During the 1980s he presented the BBC series Play Chess and since the early 1970s, has made many TV appearances for the BBC, usually in the role of expert commentator and analyst on chess world title matches, including Bobby Fischer-Boris Spassky, Karpov-Korchnoi, Kasparov-Nigel Short and Kasparov-Viswanathan Anand. He has since diversified into a number of creative areas, running competitions in creative thinking for The Independent newspaper and the Mind Sports Olympiad. He writes the off-beat Beachcomber column for the Daily Express and books on chess, mathematics, humour and trivia. Aside from being a chess player, Hartston is a Cambridge-educated mathematician and industrial psychologist. He has since been a regular guest on the BBC Radio 4 programme, Puzzle Panel.

Also during the 1980s, he was recruited by Meredith Belbin, at the Industrial Training Research Unit in Cambridge, to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team researching the dynamics of team roles.

"Bill" Hartston was the first of three British chess champions to be married to Woman Grandmaster Dr Jana Bellin (ne Malypetrova).His second wife, Elizabeth, bore him two sons: James and Nicholas.

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Total Books: 18
Even More Things that Nobody Knows 501 Further Mysteries of Life the Universe and Everything
Even More Things That Nobody Knows 501 Further Mysteries of Life the Universe and Everything
The Things That Nobody Knows 501 Mysteries of Life the Universe and Everything
Improve Your Chess
2011 - Improve Your Chess [Teach Yourself] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781444103083
ISBN-10: 1444103083
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Mr Hartston's Most Excellent Encyclopedia of Useless Information The Supreme Miscellany of Fantastic Facts
What's What The Encyclopedia Of Pointless Information
2005 - What's What the Encyclopedia of Pointless Information (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843581307
ISBN-10: 1843581302
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment

What Are the Chances of That Fabulous Facts About Figures
2004 - What Are the Chances of That Fabulous Facts About Figures (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843581017
ISBN-10: 1843581019
Genres: Reference, Science & Math

The Book of Numbers The Ultimate Compendium of Facts about Figures
2000 - The Book of Numbers the Ultimate Compendium of Facts About Figures (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781900512930
ISBN-10: 1900512939
Genres: Reference, Science & Math

Das Lexikon der Zahlen
1999 - Das Lexikon Der Zahlen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783426774052
ISBN-10: 3426774054

Odd Dates Only The Bizarre Birthday Book
1999 - Odd Dates Only the Bizarre Birthday Book (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780285634664
ISBN-10: 0285634666
Genre: Reference

London 1980 Phillips and Drew Kings Chess Tournament
1981 - London 1980 Phillips and Drew Kings Chess Tournament [Pergamon Chess Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780080241401
ISBN-10: 0080241409
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Chess [Teach Yourself] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780844230504
ISBN-10: 0844230502
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment

Teach Yourself Better Chess
Teach Yourself Better Chess [Teach Yourself] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780844239330
ISBN-10: 084423933X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Soft Pawn The Uncensored Sequel to How to Cheat at Chess
Jouer aux echecs
Jouer Aux Echecs [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782035822260
ISBN-10: 2035822262