Edward Winter's Chess Explorations (10)

10/8/2008 – Our quiz invites readers to identify ten chess figures, and the good news for entrants is that all the pictures can be found in Chess Notes. The main prize is a copy of Richard Forster’s monumental book Amos Burn. In Bonn next week, it will be personally inscribed to the winner by both Anand and Kramnik, as well as Forster himself. An unmissable opportunity for all readers.

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Chess Explorations (10)

By Edward Winter

Readers are asked to identify the ten chess figures below. All the pictures have been featured in Chess Notes over the past four years (available on-line, as indicated on our Archives page).


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The reader who sends the best entry will receive a copy of Amos Burn A Chess Biography by Richard Forster, a huge hardback published by McFarland & Company, Inc. Nearly 1,000 pages, large format, with almost 800 annotated games and over 200 photographs and other illustrations.


The space awaits... The book will be inscribed in Bonn by Anand, Kramnik and Forster to a ChessBase reader.


Amos Burn

Two consolation prizes are also offered: Fritz 11, one signed by Anand and the other by Kramnik. The two winners will be picked at random from all reasonable entries received.

The deadline for entering the quiz is Monday, 13 October 2008, and each entry must use the form indicated, which requires the contestant’s full name and postal address. When the winners are announced we shall add a few comments about the ten chess figures featured in the quiz.

Final note: in common with all Chess Notes material, the photographs in the present article are not available for reproduction elsewhere.


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Edward Winter is the editor of Chess Notes, which was founded in January 1982 as "a forum for aficionados to discuss all matters relating to the Royal Pastime". Since then about 5,800 items have been published, and the series has resulted in four books by Winter: Chess Explorations (1996), Kings, Commoners and Knaves (1999), A Chess Omnibus (2003) and Chess Facts and Fables (2006). He is also the author of a monograph on Capablanca (1989).

Chess Notes is well known for its historical research, and anyone browsing in its archives will find a wealth of unknown games, accounts of historical mysteries, quotes and quips, and other material of every kind imaginable. Correspondents from around the world contribute items, and they include not only "ordinary readers" but also some eminent historians – and, indeed, some eminent masters. Chess Notes is located at the Chess History Center. Signed copies of Edward Winter's publications are currently available.


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