14 maggio 2015

Ottimo giocatore di scacchi, numero uno del biliardo inglese fin dagli anni ottanta e personaggio assai noto al pubblico televisivo britannico, Steve Davis è anche sostenitore e grande intenditore di progressive, art-rock, Zeuhl e Rock in Opposition, come ben sa chi lo incontra ai concerti - per esempio degli amatissimi Magma - o segue la sua trasmissione del lunedì per Phoenix FM, The Interesting Alternative Show. E' da pochi giorni in libreria la sua autobiografia, per Ebury Press: Interesting. Appunto.

Steve Davis has won more professional titles in the sport than any other player, including a huge total of 28 ranking events and 53 non-ranking. He was the No.1 player in the eighties, and his most significant wins include six world championships and three Masters. In 1988, Steve was made an MBE and was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and in 2001 he was awarded an OBE. He also picked up his ironic nickname ‘Interesting’ and a puppet from the satirical series Spitting Image. Remaining a household name, he has appeared on a number of popular British TV shows, including I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2013. Steve continues to play snooker, and in 2013 he won the world seniors championship. Still very close with Barry Hearn, he is a world ambassador for the sport. He is also an established analyst and commentates for the BBC’s snooker coverage.
A man of many interests, Steve is a former president of the British Chess Federation and a keen amateur chess player, as well as a regular broadcaster with Phoenix FM.