Our Chess History Research Zone was inaugurated in April 2011 with new content added throughout 2012 and again in 2015 and 2016.
We have now decided to remove much of it temporarily, pending a total reorganisation of this website. When the changes are complete there will be a new history section.
Tim has just delivered a major new book to McFarland, British Chess Literature to 1914: a handbook for historians. This will be published next year, maybe even late in 2017.
This book incorporates a great deal of Tim's discoveries and thoughts concerning chess columns, chess magazines and books and about chess history research in general.
Still available here, for a limited time only, are some topics not covered by the new book:
Blackburne book: updates
Tim's work in progress page. Tim is now undertaking a new biographical work on Steinitz's life during his British period, 1862 to 1882.
Zukertort in Dublin, 1879
London Vizayanagaram tournament, 1883
Dublin University Chess Club history