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Research Zone
Dr Tim Harding  
Editor: Dr Tim
  Tim's correspondence chess history

Research Zone changes

Our Chess History Research Zone was inaugurated in April 2011 with new content added throughout 2012 and again in 2015 and 2016. We scaled it back because of our new writings in print.

Last year McFarland published Tim's new book, British Chess Literature to 1914: a handbook for historians. This included some of the research results formerly posted here (and much else besides).

It 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 that work and our forthcoming book on Steinitz:

Blackburne book: updates

Tim's work in progress page. Tim is now writing a new biographical work on Steinitz's life during his British period, 1862 to 1882. His articles on Steinitz's visits to Dublin have been withdrawn as these will be rewritten with extra games and new information for his forthcoming book.

MacDonnell versus Wisker match, 1874

Zukertort in Dublin, 1879

London Vizayanagaram tournament, 1883

Dublin University Chess Club history