Andrew Soltis

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Andrew Soltis
Full name Andrew Eden Soltis
Country United States
Born (1947-05-28) May 28, 1947 (age 68)
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Title Grandmaster (1980)
FIDE rating 2407 (May 2015)

Andrew Eden Soltis (born May 28, 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is a chess Grandmaster,[1] author and columnist.

He won at Reggio Emilia 1971–72[2] and was equal first at the 1977 U.S. Open Championship in New York.[3] He was awarded the International Master title in 1974 and became a Grandmaster in 1980.[4] 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.[5] He is also a news reporter and weekly chess columnist for the New York Post.[6][7] 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.[8]



  1. ^ Andrew Soltis rating card at FIDE
  2. ^ Horowitz, Al (4 May 1972). "Chess: Success of Young Players Sparks Italian Renaissance". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Byrne, Robert (7 November 1977). "Chess: Blunder's Thunder Outclassed By Lightning That Came First". The New York Times. p. 32. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Schlander, John (17 July 1983). "Egos, Intellects Battle for U.S. Chess Title in Greenville Tourney". The Pittsburgh Press. p. A-2. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Soltis, Andy. "Chess to Enjoy". Chess Life. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Strauss, John (28 October 1990). "Chess for the Rest of Us: The Game Is Explained". The Robesonian. p. 7C. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Soltis, Andy (27 December 2012). "Gregory Gun Trouble". New York Post. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Chess Hall of Fame". U.S. Chess Trust. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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