Ex – New Zealand chess participant known for his proficiency in speed chess. He was the main topic of the award-winning documentary Dark Equine. He utilized chess in an effort to help underprivileged kids in New Zealand, founding The Eastern Knights chess membership. He experienced from bi-polar disorder, challenging which was viewed in Dark Equine. He was of Maori descent. He passed away in 2011. In 2014, Dark Equine was converted into an attribute film where he was portrayed by Cliff Curtis.