LATEST: British director Guy Ritchie's lack of talent at the chess board has been confirmed by his REVOLVER star and teacher Jason Statham.

Statham admits that his attempts to make a champion chess player of the film-maker have failed and calls Ritchie "probably the worst chess player in the world".

He adds, "I feel personally disappointed, I was the one who taught him the rules."

Yesterday (21SEP05) Ritchie admitted, "I am a c**p chess player. I play it a lot, but I haven't evolved at it for ten years."