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Luke McShane


Born: January 7, 1984 in London, England

Playing Style:

Though McShane spent several years as a part time, essentially amateur player, his skills have not diminished. Since his return to playing chess professionally, McShane has impressed crowds with his attacking style of play. This style has scored him recent wins against some of the world's top players, including the world's top-ranked player, Magnus Carlsen.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Won the 1993 World Under-10 Championship at age 8
  • Became youngest ever English Grandmaster at the age of 16
  • Won 2010 Canadian Open

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