|Full name||Stuart Conquest|
1 March 1967 |
|FIDE rating||2495 (October 2014)|
|Peak rating||2601 (October 2001)|
In 1981, at the age of 14 he won the World Youth Chess Championship in the under-16 category. Conquest was British Rapidplay Chess Champion in 1997. In 1995 and 2000 he shared first place at the Hastings Premier and in 2001, won the category 14 tournament in Clichy.
Following a relatively lean period, he capped his return to form in 2008 with victory in the British Chess Championship, defeating Keith Arkell in a two-game rapidplay play-off match for the title, after they tied for first place. In May 2009 he came first at the Capo d'Orso Open.
A prolific player at international tournaments for many years, Conquest has in recent times been a regular commentator and (since 2011) tournament director of the Gibraltar Chess Festival, held annually in Caleta.
According to Chessmetrics, at his peak in August 1996 Conquest's play was equivalent to a rating of 2581, and he was ranked number 167 in the world. His best single performance was at London (Lloyds Bank Open), 1990, where he scored 6 of 7 possible points (86%) against 2565-rated opposition, for a performance rating of 2703.
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