Tim Harding (chess player)

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Timothy David Harding (born 6 May 1948 in London) [1] is a chess player and author with particular expertise in correspondence chess. He published a correspondence chess magazine Chess Mail from 1996 to 2006 [2] and authored "The Kibitzer", a ChessCafe.com column from 1996 until 2015. [3] In 2002, he was awarded the title Senior International Master of Correspondence Chess by the International Correspondence Chess Federation. Harding has lived in Dublin since 1976, [2] writing a weekly column for The Sunday Press from then until 1995.


In 2009, Harding received a PhD degree in history from University of Dublin, with his thesis on correspondence chess in Britain and Ireland, 1824–1914. [4]

He is credited with coining the name Frankenstein–Dracula Variation in his 1975 Vienna Game book.

Partial bibliography

Electronic publications

CDs: [5]

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  1. Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 163, ISBN   0-7864-2353-6
  2. 1 2 "Chess Mail". Tim Harding.
  3. "Kibitzer". Chess Cafe. Archived from the original on 2010-01-07.
  4. "Catalog entry of thesis 'Battle at Long Range'". Trinity College Dublin. 2009.
  5. "Hardings chess bibliography" . Retrieved July 11, 2010.