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Andrew Soltis : biography

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Andrew Eden Soltis (born May 28, 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is a chess Grandmaster, author and columnist.

He won at Reggio Emilia 1971–72 and was equal first at the 1977 U.S. Open Championship in New York. He was awarded the International Master title in 1974 and became a Grandmaster in 1980. He has been inactive in chess competitions since the 1980s.

His column Chess to Enjoy is one of the longest running in Chess Life, the monthly publication of the United States Chess Federation. He is also a news reporter and weekly chess columnist for the New York Post. Soltis is considered one of the most prolific chess writers, having authored or coauthored around thirty books. He was named "Chess journalist of the year" in 1988 by the Chess Journalists of America. Soltis was inducted into the United States Chess Hall of Fame in September 2011.

Books

  • The Great Chess Tournaments and Their Stories , 1975, ISBN 0-8019-6138-6
  • Pawn Structure Chess, Tartan Books 1976. ISBN 0-679-14475-7, also McKay 1995, ISBN 0-8129-2529-7
  • Karl Marx Plays Chess : And Other Reports on the World's Oldest Game ISBN 0-8129-1906-8.
  • Turning Advantage into Victory in Chess ISBN 0-8129-3581-0.
  • Chess to Enjoy, (1978) Stein and Day ISBN 0-8128-6059-4
  • Catalog of Chess Mistakes, 1980, Three Rivers Press, ISBN 0-679-14151-0
  • The Art of Defense in Chess, 1986, Random House, ISBN 0-679-14108-1.
  • A Black Defensive System For The Rest of Your Chess Career, 1987, Chess Digest, ISBN 0-87568-166-2
  • Winning with 1 e4, 1988, Chess Digest
  • Confessions of a Chess Grandmaster, 1990, Thinker's Press, ISBN 0-938650-46-7
  • Winning with 1 c4: A Complete Opening System, 1990, Chess Digest, ISBN 0-87568-192-1
  • Winning with 1 f4: Bird's Opening, 1992, Chess Digest, ISBN 0-87568-203-0
  • The Stonewall Attack, Revised 2nd Edition, 1993, Chess Digest, ISBN 0-87568-165-4
  • The Inner Game of Chess: How to Calculate and Win, 1994, Random House, ISBN 0-8129-2291-3
  • Grandmaster Secrets: Endings, 1997, 2003, Thinker's Press, ISBN 0-938650-66-1.
  • Soviet Chess 1917–1991, 1999, McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-0676-3
  • Grandmaster Secrets: Openings, 2000, Thinker's Press, ISBN 0-938650-68-8
  • Bobby Fischer Rediscovered, 2003, Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-8846-8
  • Los Voraces, 2019, 2003, McFarland, ISBN 978-0-7864-1637-0
  • Rethinking the Chess Pieces, 2004, Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-8904-9.
  • How to Choose a Chess Move, 2005, Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-8979-0.
  • The 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century, Ranked, 2006, McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-2741-8
  • Transpo Tricks in Chess, 2007, Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-9051-9
  • The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess, 2008, Batsford, ISBN 978-1-906388-00-3
  • Studying Chess Made Easy. Batsford 2010. ISBN 978-1-906388-67-6.
  • What It Takes To Become A Chess Master. Batsford 2012.
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