A Syrian-born American chess participant who won the united states Tournament in 1981, 1986, 1989, and 2000. He burst onto the picture when he received the entire world Junior Chess Tournament in 1979. He was the principle editor of the within Chess publication for twelve years. His family members relocated from Syria to Britain and to america when he was a kid. He was a global Junior Chess Champ in 1979, 24 years after Boris Spassky required home the name in 1955.