Born in Windhoek, Namibia, Dante Beukes is an International Chess Master. A 2x Namibian Chess Champion, as well as the current u18 African champion. He has won several tournaments in Namibia, as well as outside of his home country, at both a junior and senior level. He has represented his country on many occasions, not only in chess but also in athletics. Currently, he is focused on improving his chess skills. In addition to chess, he is an avid reader, casual tennis player and has now started writing.