Nick Pert in 2004
|Full name||Nicholas Pert|
22 January 1981 |
|FIDE rating||2554 (March 2014)|
|Peak rating||2570 (November 2010)|
Nicholas Pert (also known as Nick Pert, born 1981) is an English chess player who holds the title Grandmaster.
Having previously attained good results at the European U-12 and U-14 Championships where he finished 3rd and 4th respectively, he attended Oakham School, known at the time for its chess excellence and a venue for some of the strongest international young master events. He later took up a place at Warwick University, graduating with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics. Pert then trained as an actuary, before returning to full-time chess playing and coaching. As with many chess professionals these days, he has also played poker as a means of supplementing his income.
Although he has not devoted himself entirely to the advancement of his chess-playing career, his rating has nevertheless shown a steady rise over the years and he can now be regarded as one of England's leading Grandmasters and a coach of some of England's most promising new talents. At the Guernsey Festival tournament of 2010, he won the event on tie-break from Grandmasters Tiger Hillarp Persson and Evgeny Sveshnikov. This brought his run of undefeated games, since the 2008 British Championship, to fifty-two.
Nicholas Pert was married to Michele in October 2009. He is the twin brother of chess International Master Richard Pert.
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