Sally Simpson: This lad was the 2015 World Amateur Chess Champion.
The 2016 winner Zhuban Bigabylov (Kazakhstan) does not even warrant a page here which is yet another example of this site's woeful neglect and it's elitist attitude.
Zhuban Bigabylov is missing out on all the 'Happy Birthdays' from Focus.
My dear friend, Ian C. Robertson (another player who is missing from here) played in the 2016 event and finished 19th (Ha-Ha-Ha).
I say 'dear friend', actually I hate his guts. When I was swanning about getting lost positions and beating everyone I was always losing to him from good and bad positions.
The score was (and still is) 5-0 to him.
I recall one game where I followed a game of John Nunn's in BCM. (Nunn of course has a page here...John Nunn ...and yet he has never been the World Amateur Chess Champion!)
Ian too had seen the game and played Nunn's suggested improvement for his opponent. I lost and I'm laying that one firmly at the feet of Doctor John Nunn....he's an idiot. (and he's not a real doctor.)
I once travelled to Dunfermline on their club night, a round trip of 35 miles, because I heard Ian attends and plays blitz there. I was going to whack him 10-0 at blitz. The fool did not turn up.