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WikiProject Chess

Welcome to WikiProject Chess!

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better improve information on chess-related articles. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and/or see the list below.

Feel free to join this WikiProject by adding your name to the list.

Chess
articles
Importance Refresh
 Top   High   Mid   Low  Bottom  ???  Total
Quality  FA 0 3 0 1 00 4
 A 0 0 0 0 00 0
 GA 12 4 7 16 60 45
B 12 26 38 43 70 126
C 23 96 114 243 143 493
Start 0 76 525 1773 5712 2443
Stub 0 19 225 3629 2914 3916
 FL 0 0 0 1 00 1
List 2 2 17 48 81 78
??? 0 0 1 0 019 20
Total 49 232 938 5837 12249 7178

How you can help edit

Looking for something to do? Feel free to help out with any of the tasks below:

What Where
Improve a frequently viewed article /Popular pages
Expand a stub Category:Chess stubs
Develop the outline Outline of chess
Request or create a new article Articles to create
Discuss or nominate articles to be deleted Articles to delete
Merge two articles Articles to merge
Rename an article Articles to rename
Peer-review an article Articles to review
Investigate orphaned articles Articles that are orphans
Edit an article needing attention Articles that need some work
Add a photo to an article Articles that need a photo
Maintain the portal Portal:Chess
Add an infobox to articles of chess players Chess players infobox
Monitor recent changes Index of chess articles: Related changes
Repair unreferenced BLP articles /Unreferenced BLPs
Participate in WikiProject Chess discussions Wikipedia talk:Wikiproject Chess

Templates edit

One of the goals of WikiProject Chess is the uniform presentation of chess related articles. For this aim, a couple of templates have been created. See Category:Chess templates for a full list; the most useful ones are explained below.

Diagrams, annotation and notation edit

According to the Wikimedia commons, the current "standard" for Chess diagrams on Wikipedia is the chess diagram template. See Template:Chess_diagram for the template and Template_talk:Chess_diagram for instructions on how to use it. While diagrams have used a Wikipedia-specific format, with Lua support the {{Chess diagram}} code in the English Wikipedia now supports FEN directly.

Here is how a chess diagram looks in the Wikipedia source:

{{Chess diagram|align=tright|fen=r3r1k1/pp3pbp/1Bp1b1p1/8/2BP4/Q1n2N2/P4PPP/3R1K1R b - - 0 18|footer=Describe position here}}

Which will look like this:

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abcdefgh
Describe position here

Biographies edit

A template has been created to display an infobox for chess players. See Template:Infobox_chess_player for an example and instructions on how to use it. The easy way to use it is copy an existing similar one.

A 'Infobox chess player' is already found on many pages like Mikhail Chigorin, Mikhail Botvinnik for dead people and for a living person Susan Polgar, Anatoly Karpov, etc. Where no photo of the player is available, Hans Berliner is a good example.

For external links, Template:fide for the FIDE rating card and Template:chessgames player for the link to the player's page at ChessGames.com are available. Other sites such as 365chess.com may be entered manually. The following are some of the external links that may be used for a player profile, using Viswanathan Anand as an example:

 * {{fide|id=5000017|name=Viswanathan Anand}}
 * {{Chessgames player|12088|Viswanathan Anand}}
 * [http://www.365chess.com/players/Viswanathan_Anand Viswanathan Anand] chess games at 365Chess.com
 * [http://www.olimpbase.org/players/mw0k8ogi.html Viswanathan Anand] team chess record at OlimpBase.org
 * [http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/player/Anand,%20Viswanathan.html Viswanathan Anand] FIDE rating history, 1984-2001 at OlimpBase.org
 * [http://www.benoni.de/schach/elo/elohis.html?id=5000017 Viswanathan Anand] FIDE rating history at benoni.de
 * [http://chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/PlayerProfile.asp?Params=199510SSSSS3S003424000000111000000000001310100 Viswanathan Anand] at [[Chessmetrics]]
 * [http://main.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMain.php?12465315 Viswanathan Anand] USCF profile

will be displayed as

There are perhaps still 1000 chess players to do, and it looks like there will be more than enough to do for quite some time. A full list of chess players is found here, although a shorter list like List of chess grandmasters might be more interesting to work through.

Openings edit

A template has been created to display an infobox for chess openings. See Template:Infobox chess opening for an example and instructions on how to use it. For a list of chess openings see List of chess openings and List_of_chess_topics#Opening_articles.

Barnstar edit

The template Template:Chess Barnstar has been created to be awarded to Wikipedians who have accomplished something great for the coverage of chess on Wikipedia.

Reviews and quality assessment edit

Assessment of an article as FA-class, A-class, GA-class or B-class is done via a formal review process. A review can also give insight and ideas on how to improve the article. Articles of lower quality (C, Start or Stub) do not need a formal review and can be quickly assessed by anyone who wishes to do so, using the criteria explained at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment.

High-quality articles edit

Articles covered by WikiProject Chess that have successfully passed formal reviews for quality are:

 
Featured articles
 
Good articles
First-move advantage in chess 42nd Chess Olympiad Goryachkina, Aleksandra
Gossip, George H. D. 43rd Chess Olympiad Guramishvili, Sopiko
List of female chess grandmasters Abdumalik, Zhansaya Kazarian, Anna-Maja
Mechanical Turk Alekhine, Alexander Kristjánsson, Stefán
44th Chess Olympiad Anderssen, Adolf Lasker, Emanuel
Belenkaya, Dina Mammadzada, Gunay
Bindrich, Falko Milner-Barry, Stuart
Blübaum, Matthias Modern Benoni
Budapest Gambit Muzychuk, Anna
Bughouse chess Nadanian, Ashot
Carlsen, Magnus Rudolf, Anna
Chess in Armenia Rules of chess
Cramling, Anna Staunton, Howard
Deep Blue (Chess computer) Steinitz, Wilhelm
En passant Turochamp
Endgame tablebase World Chess Championship 1972
Fischer, Bobby Zhou, Qiyu

FA-class review edit

The FA-class review process is described at Wikipedia:Featured articles. Before nominating the articles for FA-class, please undertake the following steps:

  1. Nominate the article for a GA-class review at Wikipedia:Good article nominations.
  2. At the end of the GA-class review, nominate the article for at least two peer reviews at Wikipedia:Peer review, asking the reviewers to prioritize checking the quality of prose.

Articles currently under review for FA-class are:

  • none

A-class review edit

Articles can be nominated and reviewed for A-class quality at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chess/Review#Current candidates.

Articles currently under review for A-class are:

  • none

GA-class review edit

The process for articles to become GA-class is described here. Although GA-class is lower than A-class, a possible first step is to nominate the article to an A-class review first, as it will possibly get some comments quicker than through the formal GA process. If you wish to review an article, please follow the steps described at Wikipedia:Good article nominations. Articles currently under review for GA-class are:

  • none

Articles edit

... to create edit

  • Players who appeared in the top 100 FIDE list since 2000 with a rating of at least 2600: Alexandru Crisan
    • A stencil for creating chess player articles can be found here.
  • Leading women players – see List of female chess players for current lists of women with the Grandmaster title or the International Master title; recent additions to these lists may not already have articles.
  • Other important women players present and past – many are World Championship candidates, multiple national champions, etc. - for example, Vera Obermuller | Monika Seps.
  • We need an article on (dedicated) chess computers. Only the article on computer chess briefly mentions them, but the topic definitely deserves to have its own article (history, most important brands, etc.). There is a lot to say here. A good collection of links can be found at www.chesscomputers.org.
  • We need to cover Chess World Cup 1982, held in Hamburg and televised, as well as Chess World Cup 1988 (the GMA/Kavalek organised 1988-1989 series of events, and the subsequent botched attempt in 1991-1992). The book World Cup Chess by Kavalek gives a complete account of the 1988-1989 series. The Chess World Cup was a FIDE event in 1982, a GMA event in 1988-89, then again in 1991-92 (but abandoned), returned to being a FIDE event in 2000 and this is where our article Chess World Cup picks up the trail. Articles should perhaps be retitled to reflect the FIDE/GMA distinctions.
  • Mikhail Chigorin Club, one exists on the Russian wikipedia, should be translated

... to delete/listed for deletion edit

Articles listed here are added manually and may not include all articles up for deletion. See #Article alerts for an automated list.

... to merge edit

... to rename edit

... that are orphans edit

The following chess-related articles are currently marked as orphans: Erik Kislik, Josep Tolosa, Juris Markauss, Kenneth Clayton, Louis Eichborn, SK Rockaden

They should be linked from other articles or their notability should be questioned (e.g. considered for deletion).

... that need some work edit

  • The articles on the various tournament systems and tie-breaking systems, we have a bit of information, see Category:Chess tournament systems, but most articles in that category need serious revision. For instance Scheveningen system is a stub (it for instance mentions that it is a popular way to create title norm opportunities, which is true, but needs a cite.
Today (March 12, 2008) someone tagged a section of it with "O.R." and added a lot of "fact" tags.
  • Chess title and FIDE title link back to each other and appear to contain some crossover/duplication. Would these be better combined into one article? Also, both articles focus on performance based titles while 'International Arbiter' and 'International Organizer' titles appear to have been ignored, even though they are both Chess and FIDE titles. Another point to consider is the presence of Russian Federation grandmaster titles that are sometimes described as more prestigious than the FIDE equivalent - these may need some coverage.
  • Chess database could be improved and expanded, with more sources added
  • Global Chess League, there is a lot of info to get into this stub: Event origins, event organization, teams, results, commentators, purse, etc. Please help.

... that need a photo edit

Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of chess people

Leading (deceased) players still missing a photo include, in no particular order: Arthur Dake | Rashid Nezhmetdinov | Lajos Steiner | Baruch Wood | Hans Berliner

Some important (deceased) players need improved photos, even though they may have one already, for example Aivars Gipslis | Alexander Konstantinopolsky.

In terms of living players, the copyright laws are more stringent, nevertheless good quality images are sought of masters.

See the Talk page (December 2007) for more information on how these photos may possibly be obtained. This page has a lot of photos, but they all seem to be small (100 pixels wide).

Others: Play-by-mail game.

NEW. The YouTube channel Gibraltar International Chess Festival has hundreds of Creative Commons–licensed interview videos, which may be of very good quality. Unfortunately, most of them seem to be poorly lit.

... that need to be updated regularly edit

Some articles are frequently overtaken by events, and need to be kept up to date. Examples include List of chess grandmasters, FIDE world rankings, and articles about active "super-GMs" including Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Vishwanathan Anand, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura and Alexander Grischuk.

New articles edit

Tools edit

An assortment of useful tools created by Philcha

Conventions edit

Capitalization edit

  • The names of pieces (king, queen, rook, etc.) are not capitalized (except when the first word of a sentence).
  • The words "white" and "black" are capitalized only when they are used as substitutes for player names, e.g. "... captured White's rook" and "the black queen ...".
  • Following our sources, chess opening names are capitalized as proper nouns, e.g., "King's Gambit", "Nimzo-Indian Defence", and "Dragon Variation".
  • In quotations, the capitalization used in the source is followed, even if different from the above conventions.

Notation edit

When describing moves, use short form English algebraic notation, and include Template:Algebraic notation. Thus, only the destination square is indicated, not the original square except for disambiguation purposes, e.g. Kf1, not Kg1-f1. Castling is indicated by 0-0 or 0-0-0, not O-O or O-O-O. Captures are indicated by the letter "x" rather than a multiplication sign ("×") or other indicator such as a colon (":"). Pawn captures include the "x" sign and name the destination square even in cases where there is no ambiguity, e.g. exd5 rather than exd or ed. Checks are indicated by "+" (plus sign), and checkmates by "#" (hash sign). There are no symbols specifically for discovered check or double check; simply use "+" for these. Promotions are indicated by "=" (equals sign), e.g. h8=Q. Be cautious with the use of chess annotation symbols (e.g. !, ?, ??), or any other editorial comment on a move. If challenged, an annotation needs a source, or else it may be removed.

Chess games with little or no commentary may be formatted as a dense block, PGN style. In the case when there is significant commentary (such as in Immortal Game), moves are written in boldface, and the annotations/commentary are most usually started in a separate indented paragraph for readability. The leads of openings articles have commentary outdented and moves indented (as in King's Gambit, McDonnell Gambit), and occasionally an article uses this formatting as well (e.g. Ruy Lopez, Noah's Ark Trap). An article with massive annotations/commentary (such as Kasparov versus the World) is best presented without any indenting. Due to accessibility concerns, it is recommended to use description list formatting to keep the HTML output clean.

Half points edit

Use ½ to denote the scoring for a drawn game, rather than .5, 0.5, 1/2, 12, or 1/2. The first of these is generally used in print books and magazines. MOS:FRAC generally discourages the use of "precomposed fractions" such as this one, but makes an exception for articles in which ½ is the only fraction used, such as most chess articles.

Opening nomenclature edit

In naming chess openings and variations, particularly obscure ones, beware of using "internet names" or local names. Generally only names that have been published in reputable sources (e.g. Modern Chess Openings) should be used. For the more obscure openings, some of which have acquired multiple names, a source for the name should be provided.

Ratings edit

Published FIDE ratings are given priority and may be included in a player's Infobox. Exceptionally, if a FIDE rating is unavailable, then a national federation's rating (e.g. USCF) may be used. Unofficial live chess ratings, such as those published by the site 2700chess.com and unofficial historical ratings such as those published by the sites chessmetrics.com and edochess.ca are considered self-published and should not be included in a player's Infobox. They are not normally mentioned in articles, as this is potentially undue weight.

Notability of chess players edit

Articles on chess players should meet the general notability guideline (GNG) of significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject. That said, achievements of a chess player that make them likely to meet the GNG standard include:

  1. Has been awarded the title of grandmaster.
  2. Has participated in a World Chess Championship, Women's World Chess Championship or Chess World Cup.
  3. Has won a national or continental championship or women's championship.
  4. Has earned a team or individual medal at a Chess Olympiad or Women's Chess Olympiad.
  5. Has written one or more notable books on the game
  6. Has significantly contributed to the development of chess in their country
  7. Has made a significant contribution to chess theory

Failure to meet these criteria does not mean an article must be deleted; conversely, meeting any of these criteria does not mean that an article must be kept. The article should provide reliable sources showing that the subject meets the general notability guideline or other topic-specific notability guidelines.

Engine analysis edit

Analysis by a chess engine is original research and cannot be used on Wikipedia. This includes engine analysis generated by posting games or positions on sites such as lichess.org. However, if a reliable source refers to engine analysis, this can be used.

Pronouns edit

Chess literature has traditionally used the masculine third person pronoun when referring to an impersonal or hypothetical player, e.g. "Black should play ...d5 to free his king's bishop.". This style of writing is increasingly considered dated. However, editors are encouraged to consider alternatives to simply substituting they/their/them where he/his/him occur, as this tends to distract attention from the point being made.

Sources edit

As with all wikipedia articles, self-published sources are generally considered unreliable. Print sources are generally considered reliable, but certain authors such as Eric Schiller and Raymond Keene have a reputation for unreliability. Among the best online sources are Edward Winter and The Week in Chess.

New articles and renamed articles edit

To show membership edit

Use the code {{User WikiProject Chess}} to show this:

This will automatically add you in the Category:WikiProject Chess participants

Participants Participants edit

This is a list of Wikipedians who are active in WikiProject Chess. If you’re interested in helping, feel free to join by adding your name to the list below, in alphabetical order. If you wish, leave a comment about your special interests in this project and five tildes.

Once you have joined, you may also add the Show membership userbox to your userpage as explained above.

  1. 9ninety (talk · contribs) I enjoy playing chess and am fairly good at it, and I love spectating, analysing and following chess events and games. 9ninety (talk) 09:45, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Craffael.09 (talk · contribs)
  3. 11achitturi (talk · contribs)
  4. A3811 (talk · contribs)
  5. Abhishikt (talk · contribs)
  6. Adnan.jsr (talk · contribs)I'm a active chess player who is interested mostly in Chess Openings and it's variation and also love to improvise in it.
  7. Adpete (talk · contribs) I mainly contribute to the chess history articles. 01:04, 13 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Alan Islas (talk · contribs)
  9. Alexcalamaro (talk · contribs) 12 May, 2023
  10. Allenjambalaya (talk · contribs) I'm a newbie Wikipedian who happens to be a retired chess player.15:11, 27 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Andreas Kaufmann (talk · contribs) 06:52, 16 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Andrejj (talk · contribs) 2009
  13. Arbitrarily0 (talk · contribs) 19 August, 2008
  14. Artichoker (talk · contribs) I'm interested in chess traps and openings. 00:22, 10 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Arunram (talk · contribs) Interested in Chess topics. Currently contribute to India content and GM pages. Created Wikibook Indian Chess players.
  16. Astrophobe (talk) 21:35, 28 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. ATM622 (talk · contribs)
  18. Awesome Days (talk · contribs)
  19. Ayyydoc (talk · contribs) jazz bassist who also loves chess. i also love opening preparation and the science behind computer chess.
  20. Billbrock (talk · contribs) Some years ago, I rewrote several sections of Bobby Fischer. Happy to help with rewrites. Billbrock (talk) 03:13, 3 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. BIONICLE233 (talk · contribs) 18:29, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. Bobbylon (talk · contribs) OTB player (FIDE), coach, arbiter. Interested in History of chess, Chess statistics and lists, Mathematics in Chess. 21:47, 17 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  23. Brittle_heaven (talk · contribs) 11:31, 12 August 2007
  24. Bruce leverett (talk · contribs) 15:04, 4 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. Bubba73 (talk · contribs) Might as well join. 05:43, 23 July 2006 (UTC) I've been playing since 1966. I have over 200 chess books, the bulk of which are on the endgame. I edit mostly endgames, rules, and chess terms. I am a USCF local-level tournament director. 05:33, 19 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  26. burritok (talk · contribs) 13:50, 12 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. CaptainMorgan (talk · contribs) It appears I was once on this project, as my personal page shows a userbox that hasn't been edited since the year 2009. :) Well, I'm back. Cheers 10:37, 7 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  28. Carcharoth (talk · contribs) - club chess player, with interest in chess history. 12:30, 24 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  29. CatcherStorm (talk · contribs) - Started chess in 2013, began playing rated in 2016. Current USCF rating is 794/P21 at the time of joining this WikiProject. It is my goal to reach 1500 by the summer of 2017. CatcherStorm talk 17:33, 24 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  30. CeviLevita (talk · contribs) - Tournament player, enjoy following tournaments and chess history. 18:57, 27 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  31. Chessedit (talk · contribs)
  32. ChessPlayerLev (talk · contribs) USCF-rated chess expert, former chess coach, and very interested in chess history and classical players.
  33. Chessrat (talk · contribs) - I often update chess-related articles; FIDE rating ~2000. 16:30, 4 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  34. Chillowack (talk · contribs) - chess expert and enthusiast
  35. Chr.K. (talk · contribs) Among thoughts for other innovations for the project, believe a table for chess games can be created, one much more easeful on the eye than the current system. 01:25, 29 July 2007.
  36. Cobblet (talk · contribs)
  37. CommonCuppa (talk · contribs) rated about 1800, with a general desire to see chess articles improve, mostly with minor edits. 29 November, 2023
  38. Crazyjonyjon465 (talk · contribs) Semi-active player online and OTB, ELO ~1000 - I've been covering the games for the 2023 World Championship, so I may as well join this project and find other things to contribute to. 01:16, 12 April 2023 (UTC)
  39. Dancing Dollar (talk · contribs) I'm currently a candidate master in chess and want to help. 07:51, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  40. DaQuirin (talk · contribs) I am not too active on the English site, but I am willing to contribute in the field of chess history. 09:47, 29 July 2008
  41. Dawkin Verbier (talk · contribs)
  42. DENAMAX (talk · contribs)
  43. Dev Darshan T. K. (talk · contribs) Fairly good chess player (1100+ FIDE) and chess follower
  44. DocFido (talk · contribs) I'm a chess player18:59, 26 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  45. Double sharp (talk · contribs) Sometimes. Mostly chess variants and fairy chess pieces. 13:09, 24 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  46. DrZukhar (talk · contribs) I am not that strong at chess, but I do enjoy staring at the players.
  47. DShafer (talk · contribs) - I've been playing chess on and off more or less serious for 63 years, having learned at the ripe old age of 5. One-time rated club player now resurrecting deeper interest in semi-retirement. 12:05, 2 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  48. Eagleash (talk · contribs) Only play online for 'amusement' nowadays. 23:52, 4 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  49. Edderiofer (talk · contribs) I'm a problemist (by which I mean I primarily have interest in the niche subcategory of chess compositions). 11:26, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  50. Einliterflasche (talk · contribs) I like chess. At the moment ~900 rating on Chess.com
  51. Epicgenius (talk · contribs) 18:40, 15 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  52. Ernstblumberg (talk · contribs) 23:01, 25 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  53. Erux (talk · contribs) Chess openings expert and chess history buff
  54. Faithlessthewonderboy (talk · contribs) I'd like to create/contribute to articles concerning little known or obscure chess players. My favorite player is Tal. 02:10, 29 August 2007
  55. FinalForm (talk · contribs)
  56. Florence Hansen (talk · contribs) Just a person who likes to play Chess.
  57. Francois-Pier (talk · contribs)
  58. Frank Niro (talk · contribs) President of Chess Journalists of America
  59. fuzzyhair2 (talk · contribs) I am a geek. A bold thinker. 08:38, 1 April 2009 (UTC)games/positions on the Wikipedia page. 05:29, 23 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  60. Geekpotato24 (talk · contribs) I am an active player on lichess and chess.com, I like chess variants. 15:29, 15 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  61. Greenman (talk · contribs)
  62. Goodlucksil   (¿Need something?)
  63. GrouchyDan (talk · contribs) I'm an aging patzer of the 1600 ELO type; I usually make only spelling, grammar and usage edits.
  64. Guy Macon (talk · contribs) 00:01 March 2012 Toy engineer hoping to make handheld LCD chess toys stronger and more human-like.
  65. HadesTTW (talk · contribs) Not a great player but I enjoy watching super-GM tournaments and women's events.
  66. Handthrown (talk · contribs)
  67. Hannu-san (talk · contribs) (talk) 17:20, 25 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  68. HelloThereMinions t 00:51, 14 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  69. H elokeinu h 1 (talk · contribs)
  70. Hopscotch27 (talk · contribs)
  71. Hushpuckena (talk · contribs) Retired USCF master, though I remain interested in the history of the game and its players. Have done some copy editing (used to write for a chess magazine), and would like to see general state of articles on chess in Wikipedia improve. Hushpuckena (talk) 09:29, 13 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  72. infiniti4 (talk · contribs), I am an average club player and am interested in mostly computer chess.
  73. Ioannes Pragensis (talk · contribs) 09:26, 4 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  74. Jack234567 (talk · contribs) Mainly interested in endgames, tablebases and computer chess
  75. JarmihiGOCE (talk) 19:00, 18 November 2015 (UTC) I am good at organizing and standardizing content; I work as a copy editor and I enjoy working with and creating systems.Reply[reply]
  76. Jayesh07 (talk · contribs)
  77. J-E-N-O-V-A (talk · contribs) 20:17 4th October 2014 (BST) I'd like to produce animated gif's to accompany the algebraic notation on chess articles describing move-sequences. If you know of software that can help me produce these images it'd be much appreciated.
  78. Jollyjalopy (talk · contribs) I used to play competitively but now I just love monster chess and blitz.
  79. Jordanyubin (talk · contribs) I am always happy to help.
  80. J S Ayer (talk · contribs) Dilettante; I have just created an article for Courier Chess and rewritten the history section of bishop (chess) and have struggled with History of Chess and rewrote Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa and do a good deal of copy-editing.
  81. Jkmaskell (talk · contribs) 12 July 2014
  82. kieranian2001 (talk · contribs) interested in helping Kieranian2001 (talk) 13:13, 24 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  83. Kingturtle (talk · contribs)
  84. Kiril Simeonovski (talk · contribs) I can do a lot in editing variations in the chess theory. 12:55, 3 October 2008
  85. kittyclassified (talk · contribs) I'm interested in chess. 27 September 2021
  86. Knucmo2 (talk · contribs) 17 January 2021
  87. Konstantina07 (talk · contribs)
  88. KoRoBeNiKi (talk · contribs) I mostly edit online chess sites as well as online biographies, such as updating ratings and the related. In terms of ratings, I am around a 1850 in over the board standard and around 2050 in blitz. My FIDE blitz is around 2040. My usernames on sites are CabassoG on both Chess.com and Lichess. --KoRoBeNiKi SSBWiki Rollback Moderator and chess specialist 16:57, 25 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  89. Krakatoa (talk · contribs) I'm a USCF master at over-the-board chess and a USCF Senior Master at correspondence chess. I also have a lot of chess books. 17:46, 3 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  90. Malinaccier (talk · contribs) 18:52, 5 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  91. Maxipups Mamsipupsovich (talk · contribs) Only acquainted with chess for a year and a bit at the time of writing, but boy has it been one chess-packed year. Interested in most things chess. Current rating: 1900/2100 (chess.com Rapid/Lichess Blitz) but constantly improving. e4 or death. Maxipups Mamsipupsovich (talk) 13:34, 23 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  92. Mark Chung (talk · contribs) 02:12, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  93. Markworthen (talk · contribs) Mark D Worthen PsyD (talk) [he/his/him] 17:15, 14 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  94. MarkZusab (talk · contribs)
  95. Matthew_Yeager (talk · contribs) I'm able to help with some programmatic aspects as well. I'm working on a universal Game Board rendering script right now, and I've completed rendering FEN from a board position. Please post to my usertalk with any suggestions.
  96. Matthewrbowker (talk · contribs) Enthusiastic amateur.
  97. Mauropetrolo (talk · contribs) 10:54, 14 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  98. MaxBrowne (talk · contribs) Interested in chess history and theory. March 2013
  99. Mibelz (talk · contribs) I am interested in History of Chess, especially the period 1850-1950. 19:06, 5 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  100. Michael riber jorgensen (talk · contribs) Articles on tournament chess, mainly World Ch'ships. Joined January 2012.
  101. Michael james campbell (talk · contribs) Have a Glicko rating of around 1250-1309 like to edit opening articles.
  102. ModaShoe (talk · contribs) Rating of around 1000-1200 FIDE
  103. MrsHudson (talk · contribs) 23 November 2008
  104. Muhammad Areez (talk · contribs) I am a chess player who is determined to become the youngest World Chess Champion.
  105. Neb.st (talk · contribs)
  106. Nicoguaro (talk · contribs)
  107. NovaSkola (talk · contribs) 15:55, 03 May 2009 (GMT)
  108. Nannadeem (talk · contribs)
  109. OilyDoily (talk · contribs) I'm new to chess and newer to wiki, I'm most interested in chess history and helping to improve stubs and starts:)
  110. Path slopu (talk · contribs)11:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  111. Pawnkingthree (talk · contribs) Interested in biographies and the history of the world championship.
  112. PeskyGnat (talk · contribs) My main interest is openings, I have a small library of books. 21:48, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  113. Programmingchess (talk · contribs) Professional Chess Engine Programmer, amateur 2000 level player
  114. Quale (talk · contribs) 06:41, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  115. Qwaiiplayer (talk) 18:29, 23 June 2021 (UTC) mostly focused on keeping the pages of high profile streamers under controlReply[reply]
  116. Qwertyxp2000 (talk · contribs) Qwertyxp2000 (talk)
  117. RaptorChief (talk) 05:46, 1 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  118. Rhododendrites (talk · contribs) - hoping to find time to make contributions to some of the openings and variants pages, but feel free to leave messages if you're looking for help with a particular article/topic/project. --Rhododendrites (talk) 21:51, 25 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  119. Roller26 (talk · contribs)
  120. Rtewqq (talk · contribs) I've been playing chess for a really long time. I love to play, but don't always have time too. 00:25, 9 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  121. Ruziklan (talk · contribs) chess composition (problems, themes, composers, terminology...) 17:56, 13 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  122. Scholarus (talk · contribs) I'm an experienced chess player; I could expand articles on opening theory and tactics, for example. 04:13, 16 December 2006
  123. ScottM84 (talk · contribs) 04:48, 2 January 2009
  124. Shu Pu'er (talk · contribs) 1. d4 chess player, currently expanding articles on various 1. d4 openings. 10:16, 18 April 2023
  125. Sirmouse (talk · contribs) 17:07, 27 November 2013
  126. Sjakkalle (talk · contribs) 06:06, 29 March 2005.
  127. Skynnyrr (talk · contribs) I've had an interest in playing since childhood, though I probably read more chess theory than I actually play. 01:35, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  128. Sophia91 (talk · contribs) 23:50, 12 August 2015
  129. soulbust (talk · contribs) Soulbust (talk) 12:54, 27 December 2012 (UTC) I am new to chess, but am in my school's chess club and wish to excel at it.Reply[reply]
  130. Sourov0000 (talk · contribs) I am a professional level chess player and like to analyze every move of chess. I can expand articles about tactics, formations and defense.
  131. SpuriousQ (talk · contribs) 15:40, 5 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  132. StephanQz (talk · contribs) 2:52, 3 April 2013 (CEST)
  133. Steveg922 (talk · contribs) 13:02, 22 August 2013 (UTC) Active chess player for 15 years and avid follower of high level chessReply[reply]
  134. Strawberry4Ever (talk · contribs) 20:19, 12 January 2016 (UTC) I'm a tournament director/arbiter and also have a fairly extensive chess library.Reply[reply]
  135. StudiesWorld (talk · contribs) 22:11, 14 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  136. Tazerdadog (talk · contribs) Chess fan and woodpusher Tazerdadog (talk) 05:23, 18 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  137. The Gnome (talk · contribs)
  138. The Optimistic One (talk · contribs)
  139. The Master of Hedgehogs (talk · contribs)
  140. TheQ_Editor (talk · contribs)
  141. TL The Legend (talk · contribs) I'm not the best chess player, but I have an immense knowledge of openings and chess variations. 18:13, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  142. Tommy Kronkvist (talk · contribs) I used to be a Swedish club player; my merits include losing big-time to the (then) reigning Swedish Champions in the late 1980s and early 1990s... :-) Nowadays I'm not playing in a club, even though I still play a lot of chess. I'm mostly interested in chess history and hypermodern chess openings, such as the Réti Opening and Pirc Defence, and will try to contribute in those areas. 08:37, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
  143. U+003F (talk · contribs) 08:53, 21 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  144. UltraSonja (talk · contribs) Club chess player with an interest in PGNs.
  145. Usedtobecool (talk · contribs) Avid follower of tournaments (might get to related articles in time to update them), also might create articles on players/events I find don't have one. 07:35, 17 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  146. Vikas chess (talk · contribs) I am a chess player with rating 2077.
  147. VodkaJazz (talk · contribs) 5 November 2006
  148. Volten0001 (talk · contribs) 00:47, 26 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  149. Voorlandt (talk · contribs) 00:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  150. WHPratt (talk · contribs) 15:47, I am an awful player, but I have studied the game and its history for decades. 24 May 2009 (UTC)
  151. Wiae (talk · contribs) I'm an avid recreational player, and I'm mostly interested in keeping chess articles up to date. 20:00, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  152. WilliamJE (talk · contribs) 14:19, 25 April 2012 (UTC), I'm rated expert in correspondence chess. Very knowledgeable about chess history from the 50's to the 80'sReply[reply]
  153. Yeti007 (talk · contribs) 20:18, 21 August 2015 (UTC) I follow current grandmaster chess tournaments and want to help update tournament results quickly.Reply[reply]
  154. ZeroOne (talk · contribs) 15:55, 26 March 2005
  155. Destroyeraa (talk · contribs)Destroyeraa (talk) 01:33, 13 May 2020 (UTC) I am an avid chess players and I am good at expanding stub articles. I am interested in the different openings.Reply[reply]
  156. Ján Kepler (talk · contribs) I am a chess player, so I can help.--Ján Kepler (talk) 15:51, 21 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  157. Iloveguppy (talk · contribs) 11:35, 27th January 2021 (UTC) I am strong advanced chess player. I am interested in the chess history and chess openings and techniques. In terms of ratings I play mostly on chess.com and have a 1800+ rapid rating, 1700+ blitz rating and 1750+ bullet rating, although o sometimes play on lichess for blitz and bullet time controls and I am around 1900 for bullet and 2100 for Blitz.
  158. JulieMinkai (talk · contribs) I love chess, even though I'm not very good at it. The chess section of WP seemed more or less drama-free, so I decided to join! 22:16, 2 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  159. Coolheights23 (talk · contribs) Rated 1550 bullet/blitz and 1800 rapid. Still learning and trying to get better. 6:48, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  160. Zpro1408 (talk · contribs) 00:12:08, 30 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[reply]
  161. Jishiboka1 (talk · contribs) I am 1250 but know a lot of stuff about openings and stuff. Jishiboka1 (talk) 00:42, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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