The English chess historian and journalist Edward Winter was once described by Yasser Seirawan as “the chess world’s foremost authority on its rich history”. Now living in Switzerland, Winter is the author of several chess books. He began writing Chess Notes (a printed periodical) in the early 1980s as a forum for comments, questions and answers submitted by anyone interested in chess. Although the publication ceased some years ago the format continues and the forum can now be found at www.chesshistory.com
The home page has links to the current month’s Notes and over 10,000 previous articles can be found in the Archives, which go back to 2004, many of them describing chess players and tournaments from the 19th century (although more modern events and characters are also covered) with a sprinkling of items on openings, strategy and tactics. So many articles obviously need an index and this can be found by following the Factfinder link from the main page. The main Archive page has a helpful list of featured articles. Here there are links to such items as Chess Cunning, Gamesmanship and Skulduggery, Chess and Alcohol, Chess and Murder and The Fox Enigma. This is a vast archive of chess -related history and information..