Birthday of Dr. Tim Harding (06-v-1948)
May 6, 2024
From chessgames.com :“Timothy David Harding was born in London. He has been playing both over-the-board and correspondence chess since the 1960s. Harding played on the Irish team at the 1984 FIDE Olympiad in Thessaloniki, scoring 50%. In 2002 he achieved the title of Senior International Master of Correspondence Chess. He is also a Candidate Master (2015).
As a chess historian, Harding has authored dozens of books on chess since 1973. He is also the author of the “The Kibitzer”, a popular chess column published at ChessCafe.com.
(Tim Harding’s homepage – http://www.chessmail.com/timsite)”
BCN wishes Happy Birthday to Timothy David Harding (06-v-1948)
From Wikipedia :
“Timothy David Harding (born 6 May 1948 in London) is a chess player and author with particular expertise in correspondence chess. He published a correspondence chess magazine Chess Mail from 1996 to 2006 and authored “The Kibitzer”, a ChessCafe.com column from 1996 until 2015. 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, 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.
He is credited with coining the name Frankenstein–Dracula Variation in his 1975 Vienna Game book.”
Tim has written / co-authored at least forty chess books and here is a selection :