Back in 1988, Tim Kiddell was one of Suffolk’s most promising junior players. After leaving school, he continued to play some chess. But according to the grading database, he last played competitively in 2008.
Around that time, he started working at No.10 Downing Street for the then PM, Gordon Brown as his speechwriter. He continued to work there for David Cameron and when he left office recently, Tim was awarded a CBE in the Prime Minister’s resignation honours list. Read all about it here.
This was Tim 28 years ago, in August 1988, aged eight, pictured in the East Anglian Daily Times: