By day he stacks shelves in a Huddersfield supermarket.
But at night he crushes opponents on the chessboard.
Now Greg Eagleton has achieved a lifelong dream of winning not one but two tournaments at the British Chess Championships and notching up a third place too.
And best of all he won more than £600 in prize money which helped pay for spending a fortnight in Aberystwyth where the championships were held.
The modest 23-year-old Maths graduate from Marsh is honest enough to admit he did not anticipate such success.
Although he is one of Huddersfield’s top players it is the first time he has ever made such an impact in such a prestigious setting.
He said: “I set myself a target of 50 per cent but I just kept winning, it was a fantastic feeling, I couldn’t believe it.
“It’s the first time I have played in the British and one of the great things about my success is that it means I’ve already qualified for next year’s championships at Warwick University.”
And as a consequence he will be playing against the cream of British players including several Grand Masters and International Masters.
Importantly he has no fear of reputations and although his friend Mitchell Burke who also played in the tournaments alongside him, jokes that “his opening play is not all it might be” he is confident that his ambition of becoming an IM will happen before too long.
Huddersfield Chess Club is glad of his services at the moment but ultimately he hopes to live in Cologne, Germany, following completion of his accountancy exams.
He said: “I speak the language and I would love to live there. It’s a beautiful place and I enjoy the beers over there.”