David Howell young chess talent
The youngest Grand Master in Great Britain, David Howell (he is 21) from Sussex, was granted this title at the age of 16. He was the youngest player in the world who beat the Grand Master playing for England National Team in 1999 (the beaten one was John Nunn).
David attracted the attention of mass media when he made a draw with Vladimir Kramnik in 2002 and again become the youngest player in the world who played against the world champion.
He was granted the "Best Player of the Year" title by the English Chess Federation four times. In 2008 Howell won the Juniors World Championship and for several years had one of the highest ratings among junior players. In 2009 he won the British Championship with great advantage over the all other players. In the period from 2008 to 2010 he won the Rapidplay Championship three times (including one where he shared the first place with Mark Hebden). In 2008 he won this championship with the striking showings of 11 out of 11; but in 2010 he repeated his own record.
David Howell likes to play football, rugby, squash and ping-pong. At present time David is taking a course of folklore, mythology, and medieval literature of Renaissance in the University of Cardiff.