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Tim's new book

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British Chess Literature to 1914: new book

Copies of Tim Harding's British Chess Literature to 1914 are now becoming widely available.

Until now there has never been a serious study of writings about chess in the English language. Tim Harding's new book is a thorough guide to chess columns, chess magazines and chess books from Caxton through Philidor and Staunton up to the First World War. This is a unique glimpse into chess history.

Seniors news: death of GM Vasiukov

Our pages for senior players cater to players born 1968 or earlier. Our calendar of tournaments is regularly updated with details of forthcoming events.