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Welcome to WikiProject Chess. Hopefully, this project page will guide and help contributors as they gradually cover the subject with articles and biographies. Longer-term goals include getting the main chess articles to VGA status and other chess articles to GA status.

The articles listed below contains articles which need improving. You can help by expanding, simplifying, or adding information. But most important, no vandalizing! If you're a vandal, get lost. If you have any questions, please post them on the talk page. Thanks!

Members[change | change source]

  1. Ian ♠♣♦♥ McCarty 23:48, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
  2. Pmlineditor  15:12, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
  3. Kansan (talk) 00:54, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
  4. Belinda 06:48, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  5. Esther Classical EstherΩ 02:48, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
  6. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:04, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  7.  PiRSquared17 (talk 18:53, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
  8.   Aaqib Waramchoi (talk) 19:14, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

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A new star has is rising in the East. 16 year old Yifan Hou has produced a remarkable tournament result at Gibraltar. In the course of coming joint first, she became the first female to beat Judit Polgar since 1992. The girl is already twice Women's World Champion. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:58, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Grades and info about top 20 players has been updated. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:58, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

And again in January 2016. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:59, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Reference works[change | change source]

If you buy just one reference work on chess, it should be this: Hooper, David and Whyld, Kenneth 1992. The Oxford companion to chess. 2nd ed, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-866164-9
The best web-site for chess history is: Edward Winter's Chess Notes. It is a mine of information. He's famous for insisting on accuracy. [1] Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:02, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Links[change | change source]

When you want to link to a chess term use the page List of chess terms. It has been put up to avoid lots of v. short pages on single terms. So to link to "promotion" write List of chess terms#P|promotion. Then promotion delivers you to the initial letter on that page. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:24, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Okay. Seems reasonable. BTW, good job with the page Macdonald. Maybe we can propose it for GA soon? Its will written, some pics, and refs. Overall, a very stable article. I'll do a few tweaks with it and maybe we may propose it soon, if no one objects. I know it needs a bit more work, but its certainly something to think about. Happy editing, Ι-ση // ταlκ ραgeψ 16:33, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Redirects[change | change source]

I believe we should start redirecting pages to List of chess terms. For example, someone may see that we don't have an article for backward pawn, however all the info about backward pawns is in List of chess terms. So to avoid a bunch of meaningless stubs, I believe this would be a smart choice of action. However, I wanted to get the community's opinion as well. I-on (talk) 12:28, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

  • Well, I'm already on board! (see above). Possibly you meant "let's take the entries in 'List of chess terms' which don't have substantive pages, and set them up as redirect pages to 'List of chess terms'. That would be OK. If we later get a substantive page, then the link could be broken. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:51, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Titles[change | change source]

The titles of pages are mostly moving over to: second and subsequent words in lower case unless it is a proper noun. So I think chess should follow. It just means that the second word in a title changes changes from, for example, 'Sicilian Defence' to 'Sicilian defence'. The second word is just an adjective. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:49, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Oh, I see it needs another step. Where the title is a double word, as in Queen's Indian defence, the bit which is clearly adjectival is the last word. Queen's Gambit Declined is all one title because it is the name of a distinct variation. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:01, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
An example: the "Pirc defence" is usually called "the Pirc": defence/defense is just an adjective, not part of the title.
With the Queen's Gambit, the gambit is part of the name because it signifies the move 2.c4, without which it would not be a gambit. OK? Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:21, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

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