Who is RJ?
IM Robert Jamieson
Country of Birth : Australia
School Attended : Haileybury
Favourite sports/hobbies other than chess: Tennis (but getting into lawn bowls), gardening, eating chocolate.
Greatest Chess Achievement : IM title at Zonal in 1975 and GM norm at Lugano Olympiad 1982 (shared bronze medal for board 2 with Kasparov).
Greatest Coaching Achievement: Coaching David Cordover (Aust. Junior Champ 1996) and helping him get interested in chess.
Greatest non-Chess Achievement: Treasurer, Australian Davis Cup Tennis Foundation.
One thing to get more kids playing chess: Kids need heroes/role models so invest heavily in the very best juniors (like Anton Smirnov).
Favourite holiday spot: Metung
What did you get for Christmas: Books and chocolates. (I still have the books).
Pets: A cute Chihuahua named Oscar
Best chess quote: "Chess is a constant battle against your own stupidity."
Best chess joke: The ACF website.
Favourite player: Karpov, followed by Purdy.