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

Introducing our Chess History Research Zone

The Research Zone on this site was inaugurated in April 2011 and is undergoing reorganisation with new content already added throughout 2012. Reader feedback is welcomed.

Articles Bibliography Rare columns Correspondence chess
History links Tim's books Tim's research Zukertort pages

Among what you can find here are:

a) New Blackburne project: how you can help.

b) Reference information about chess columns and chess periodicals, especially relating to Tim's special field of 19th century British and Irish chess history. Several pages of well-researched information on chess magazines and columns are included. See the Bibliography link above.

b) Page images from several rare chess columns that Tim collected during, and after, his doctoral researches. The record of the Our School Times chess column is complete now.

d) Critical notes on chess-historical books, beginning with a revised appraisal of the Di Felice book on Chess Periodicals.

e) Downloadable game files, beginning with a file of games by Irish amateur W. H. S. Monck, mostly by post but also including his games with Steinitz and Zukertort.