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J. H. Blackburne
J. H. Blackburne
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Irish news (updated 11/10)

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7-man endgames

Four stars for Steinitz book

We recently updated our pages about GM Tim's book Steinitz in London. GM Matthew Sadler awarded it four stars in New In Chess, while other reviewers hailed the biography as "a fantastic read" and "a milestone in the literature of chess history." Our historical series indicates serious issues with the scores of several Steinitz games from the 1880s and 1890s.

Update on senior tournaments

Latest seniors news. European Seniors special report. Upcoming Senior tournaments are listed on our calendar page.

UltraCorr 2021 withdrawn

Our giant CC database has been withdrawn from sale until the 2022 edition is ready next January.