Recently I've been working almost exclusively in the Chess Wikiproject to improve articles in List of chess topics. Although I'm not a strong chess player, I have a fair library of chess books that I can use for research. Aside from some article work I can do using the dead tree references I have at hand, I mostly focus on work that can be assisted by writing simple programs, for example, plumbing FIDE data for information on grandmasters or comparing articles under Category:Chess to pages listed in WP:WikiProject Chess/Index of chess articles.

Changed opinionsEdit

Since I started editing Wikipedia in 2005 it's probably inevitable that I have changed my opinion on a few matters, but looking at old Talk pages I find that sometimes I advocated positions that I don't hold now and don't even remember having held previously. Some examples:

Subpage indexEdit

CSEdit

To doEdit

Some work to do on chess-related pages:

To investigateEdit

I have noticed several bios of politicians, etc. are in Category:Dutch chess players when no mention is made anywhere in the article of chess. I wonder if someone editing Dutch biographies has used the Dutch chess players category to indicate that the bio is of someone notable who happens to play chess, rather than the correct use of the category for people notable as chess players. Need to ask if we have a chess editor familiar with Dutch chess who can sort this. Also it's possible that if these articles are based on https://nl.wikipedia.org/ then the Dutch Wikipedia might choose to use its Category:Chess players by nationality subcats more liberally and non-chess editors on en.wikipedia couldn't be expected to know that.

Just looked at Johan van Hulst which is a good indication that my concerns may be unfounded since he is a Dutch former politician who won a chess tournament at age 95.

To createEdit

  • Bios:
  • Chess federations
  • Strong chess tournaments:
    • individual tournaments in Golombek, some should have articles
      • Baden-Baden 1925
      • Bad Kissingen 1928
      • Berlin 1928
      • Bled 1961
      • Budapest 1896
      • Göteborg 1920
      • Kecskemet 1927
      • London 1872, 1922, and 1927
      • Madrid 1973
      • Mährisch-Ostrau 1923
      • Marienbad 1925
      • Milan 1975
      • Moscow 1936
      • Paris 1924
      • Pistyan 1912 and 1922
      • Podebrady 1936
      • Prague 1942, and 1946
      • San Antonio 1972
      • Scheveningen 1923
      • Semmering 1926
      • Semmering-Baden 1937
      • Skopje 1967 and 1976
      • Sliac 1932
      • Teplitz-Schönau
      • Vienna 1922
      • Zandvoort 1936
  • Other tournaments
  • Accumulation from many sources to produce Category:Years in chess articles for every year

To improveEdit

SourcesEdit

Sources to copy and paste into Category:Chess articles.

BiographiesEdit

  • Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6
{{citation
 | last=Gaige | first=Jeremy | author-link=Jeremy Gaige
 | year=1987 | title=Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography
 | publisher=McFarland
 | isbn=0-7864-2353-6
 | page=}}
  • Di Felice, Gino (2017), Chess International Titleholders: 1950–2016, McFarland, ISBN 978-1-4766-7132-1
{{citation
 | last=Di Felice | first=Gino
 | year=2017 | title=Chess International Titleholders: 1950–2016
 | publisher=McFarland
 | isbn=978-1-4766-7132-1
 | page=}}

ChampionshipsEdit

{{citation
 | last=Whyld | first=Ken | author-link=Ken Whyld
 | year=1986
 | title=Chess: The Records
 | publisher=Guinness Books
 | isbn=0-85112-455-0
 | page=}}
{{citation
 | last=Horowitz | first=Al | author-link=Israel Albert Horowitz
 | year=1973
 | title=The World Chess Championship; A History
 | publisher=Macmillan
 | lccn=72-080175
 | page=}}

GeneralEdit

  • Brace, Edward R. (1977), An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess, Hamlyn Publishing Group, ISBN 1-55521-394-4
{{citation
 | last=Brace | first=Edward R.
 | year=1977 | title=An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess
 | publisher=Hamlyn Publishing Group
 | isbn=1-55521-394-4
 | pages=}}
{{citation
 | editor-last=Golombek | editor-first=Harry | editor-link=Harry Golombek
 | year=1977 | title=Golombek's Encyclopedia of Chess
 | publisher=Crown Publishing
 | isbn=0-517-53146-1
 | contribution=
 | pages=}}
{{citation
 | last1=Hooper | first1=David | author1-link=David Vincent Hooper
 | last2=Whyld | first2=Kenneth | author2-link=Kenneth Whyld
 | year=1992 | title=[[The Oxford Companion to Chess]] | edition=2
 | publisher=Oxford University Press
 | isbn=0-19-280049-3
 | pages=}}
  • Horton, Byrne J. (1959), Dictionary of modern chess, New York: Philosophical Library, OCLC 606992
{{citation
 | last=Horton | first=Byrne J.
 | year=1959 | title=Dictionary of modern chess
 | publisher=Philosophical Library
 | place=New York
 | oclc=606992
 | pages=}}
{{citation
 | last=Sunnucks | first=Anne | author-link=Anne Sunnucks
 | year=1970 | title=The Encyclopaedia of Chess
 | publisher=St. Martin's Press
 | pages=
 | lccn=78106371}}

OpeningsEdit

  • Burgess, Graham (2000), The Mammoth Book of Chess, Carroll & Graf, ISBN 0786707259
{{citation
 | last=Burgess | first=Graham
 | year=2000 | title=The Mammoth Book of Chess
 | publisher=Carroll & Graf
 | isbn=0786707259
 | pages=}}
{{citation
 | last=De Firmian | first=Nick | author-link=Nick de Firmian
 | year=1999 | title=[[Modern Chess Openings]]: MCO-14
 | publisher=Random House Puzzles & Games
 | isbn=0-8129-3084-3
 | pages=}}
{{citation
 | last=Fine | first=Reuben | authorlink=Reuben Fine
 | year=1990 | title=Ideas Behind the Chess Openings
 | publisher=Random House Puzzles & Games
 | isbn=0812917561
 | pages=}}
{{citation
 | last1=Kasparov | first1=Garry | author1-link=Gary Kasparov
 | last2=Keene | first2=Raymond | author2-link=Raymond Keene
 | year=1989, 1994 | title=Batsford Chess Openings 2
 | publisher=Henry Holt
 | isbn=0-8050-3409-9
 | pages=}}
{{citation
 | last=Nunn | first=John | authorlink=John Nunn
 | year=1999 | title=Nunn's Chess Openings
 | publisher=Everyman Chess
 | isbn=1-8574-4221-0
 | pages=}}
{{citation
 | last=Schiller | first=Eric | authorlink=Eric Schiller
 | year=2003 | title=Unorthodox Chess Openings
 | publisher=Cardoza
 | isbn=1-5804-2072-9
 | pages=}}

RandomEdit

  • A little bit about New York City chess clubs in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec. 18, 1887, p. 10: "The following are the addresses of the chess clubs now in active operation in New York and Brooklyn: In New York—Manhattan Chess Club, 22 East Seventeenth street; Columbia Chess Club, 156 Second avenue; Jeffersonian Chess Club, 101 West Tenth street; La Bourdonnais Chess Club, Columbia College; Turn Verelu [sp?] Schach Club, 66 East Fourth street. In Brooklyn—Brooklyn Chess Club, 109 Montague street; Philidor Chess Club, Meserole and Lorimer streets."
  • An account of living chess (called animated chess here), this performance said to be the first of its kind in NYC: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 11, 1883, p. 6.