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Glenn Flear

Glenn Flear, 2006
Full name Glenn Curtis Flear
Country England
Born 12 February 1959
Leicester, England
Title Grandmaster (1987)

Glenn Curtis Flear (born 12 February 1959 in Leicester, England) is a British chess grandmaster now living in Montpellier, France. He is the author of several books, some on chess openings and some on the endgame.

He was awarded the International Master title in 1983 and Grandmaster title in 1987. His current FIDE rating is 2460.

Flear created one of the greatest-ever chess tournament upsets when, as a last minute substitute, he won the very strong London 1986 event (ahead of Chandler, Short, Nunn, Ribli, Polugaevsky, Portisch, Spassky, Vaganian, Speelman, and Larsen, amongst others). To round off the happy occasion, he married five-time French Ladies' Champion Christine Leroy during the event. They have two sons, James and Nathan.

He also represented England at the 1986 Dubai Olympiad (earning a team silver medal) and at the European Team Chess Championship at Plovdiv in 2003.

Selected writings