Joseph Gerard Gallagher Chess International Grandmaster
Joseph Gerard Gallagher, whose father Patrick is originally from Falcarragh, Co. Donegal, was born in 1964. He is a British Chess International Grandmaster and former British Champion. His sisters Catherine, Noreen, Pauline & Marie, and brother Stephen also played chess. He played for many years on the European chess circuit, before marrying and moving to Neuchâtel in Switzerland, taking Swiss nationality. He was awarded the title of International Grandmaster and then won the British Chess Championship in 2001.
Joseph is a noted author on various aspects of chess opening theory, being an expert on the Kings Indian Defence as black and the King's Gambit as white.
He is also interested in poker.
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