02 February 2012

Hunting Treasure in Chess Review

At Chesshistory.com, a spate of references to Chess Review over the last few months reminded me that I have a series on Kings of Chess Journalism running, last seen in my post on Early Chess Magazines. Chesshistory's Chess Notes column referenced Chess Review six times last month, twice in the previous month, and a whopping ten times in November 2011.

The many references, some by Edward Winter, some by his correspondents, might be because the complete run of CRs is available in PDF format, making them accessible to anyone with a highspeed web connection and a few extra gigabytes of mass storage.

The Wikipedia page on Chess Review informs us that the magazine was started by Isaac Kashdan as editor, with

Al Horowitz and Fred Reinfeld as associate editors. After one year Kashdan left and Al Horowitz became editor, a position he retained for the remainder of the magazine's existence. Chess Review was virtually unchallenged as the premier U.S. chess periodical from its start in 1933 until a rival emerged in 1961.

That rival was the USCF's Chess Life. In 1969 the two magazines merged to become Chess Life & Review, a title which held until the '& Review' portion was dropped in 1980. Wikipedia also maintains a List of Chess Periodicals, many of them with links to their own Wikipedia pages.

1 comment:

Robert Pearson said...

The first installment of the best of chess blogging Carnival is up! The Best Of! Chess Blogging, Part I: Openings

Mark, I don't think any of your posts were about openings but a number of them will appear in the next Parts.