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Steinitz book in softcover

The publishers have released a corrected softcover edition of Tim's biography Steinitz in London which received high praise from reviewers. Please also see our articles about Steinitz games and recent research discoveries.

Senior players: news & calendar

FIDE reopens bids to host the World Senior Individual Championships: see our news page. For listings of 2023 Senior tournaments see our calendar page.