Andrew David Martin (born 18th May 1957 in West Ham, London) is an English chess player with the title of international master. Martin received his title as international master in1984. He earned his first grandmaster norm in the British Championship of 1997 in Brighton. Martin was a commentator at.the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000 and commentated at the British Championship for 20 years, before retiring in 2017.
On the 21st February 2004 Martin set a new world record for simultaneous chess. He faced 321 chess players at the same time. His result was: 294 wins, 26 draws and only one loss. Martin is known as a professional chess teacher and is the former Head of the ECF Academy.. Martin is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer and the current ECF Manger of Coaches.
Martin lives in Bramley, England and still teaches extensively.