Colin McGourty, Chess Reporter
As the roving reporter for the Website Chess24.com, journalist Colin McGourty follows the best chess players around the globe, filing daily missives from tournaments and competitions, interviewing the best minds in the game, and generally keeping the chess public updated on the latest goings-on. In his colorful articles, McGourty elegantly pulls off the difficult trick of explaining complex concepts to neophytes without alienating an audience of masters. He’s an educated and enthusiastic player, but he’s foremost a writer, a good one. His readers count on him to cut through FIDE propaganda and tell them the real story, and maybe a few secrets. He’s a gem.