William Watson (chess player)

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William Nicholas Watson (born 18 April 1962 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an English chess Grandmaster titleholder.

Watson was British Rapidplay Chess Champion in 1992 and British Chess Champion in 1994. Boris Spassky once described his style of play as that of a drunk with a machine gun.[1]

Watson has long been inactive as a competitive chess player, and is a tax attorney and partner at Slaughter and May.[2]


  1. ^ The Complete Najdorf: Modern Lines by Nunn and Gallagher (Batsford, 1999).
  2. ^ Slaughter and May - William Watson

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