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Welcome to WikiProject Chess!

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better improve information on chess-related articles. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and/or see the list below.

Feel free to join this WikiProject by adding your name to the list.

Chess
articles
Importance Refresh
 Top   High   Mid   Low   Bottom   ???  Total
Quality Featured article FA  1 2 0 1 0 0 4
A-Class article A  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 GA  9 1 5 3 2 0 20
B-Class article B  9 19 33 36 8 0 105
C-Class article C  26 75 84 118 7 3 313
Start-Class article Start  3 66 474 1113 37 4 1697
Stub-Class article Stub  0 4 199 1651 20 48 1922
Featured list FL  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 List  3 2 12 30 2 1 50
 ???  0 0 0 43 0 90 0
Total 51 169 807 2997 76 147 4100


Chess articles by quality
Chess articles by importance


How you can help[edit]

Looking for something to do? Feel free to help out with any of the tasks below:

What Where
Improve a frequently viewed article /Popular pages
Expand a stub Category:Chess stubs
Develop the outline Outline of chess
Request or create a new article Articles to create
Discuss or nominate articles to be deleted Articles to delete
Merge two articles Articles to merge
Rename an article Articles to rename
Peer-review an article Articles to review
Investigate orphaned articles Articles which are orphans
Edit an article needing attention Articles which need some work
Add a photo to an article Articles which need a photo
Maintain the portal Portal:Chess
Add an infobox to articles of chess players Chess players infobox
Monitor recent changes Index of chess articles: Related changes
Repair unreferenced BLP articles /Unreferenced BLPs
Participate in WikiProject Chess discussions Wikiproject Chess Talk page

Templates[edit]

One of the goals of WikiProject Chess is the uniform presentation of chess related articles. For this aim, a couple of templates have been created. See Category:Chess templates for a full list; the most useful ones are explained below.

Diagrams, annotation and notation[edit]

According to the Wikimedia commons, the current "standard" for Chess diagrams on Wikipedia is the chess diagram template. See Template:Chess_diagram for the template and Template_talk:Chess_diagram for instructions on how to use it. The Tool FEN2Wikipedia converts FEN to use the "chess diagram" template.

Bubba73 has written a Windows program to generate chess diagrams for Wikipedia articles. You can download it here. It is the first program on the download screen, either download WikiChessDiagram.zip and extract the EXE file or download WikiChessDiagram.EXEC and change the extension to ".exe". This new version 2.0 fixes some bugs and has some enhancements. It runs under Windows, and it automatically puts the code for a chess diagram in your clipboard, or you can copy and paste it. Select the piece on the left and then click on the square.

Having uniform chess diagrams will be easy once LaTeX chess support is here. Word has been for several years it that it will soon be implemented on Wikipedia. It is already implemented on http://wikisophia.org. For examples see [1] & [2][dead link]. At the moment there is a problem with security risk, hopefully this will get sorted out. The other problem will be displaying diagrams with arrows as are present in Chess tactics — for the time being they'll probably just have to remain pictures.

However, one of the more useful activities, chess games interspersed with commentary, should be possible with unlimited diagrams.

Template:HiddenMultiLine is handy for the captions of chess diagrams as it allows you to hide part of the caption, e.g. a game continuation or problem solution.

Biographies[edit]

A template has been created to display an infobox for chess players. See Template:Infobox_chess_player for an example and instructions on how to use it. The easy way to use it is copy an existing similar one.

A 'Infobox chess player' is already found on many pages like Mikhail Chigorin, Mikhail Botvinnik for dead people and for a living person Susan Polgar, Anatoly Karpov, etc. Where no photo of the player is available, Hans Berliner is a good example.

For external links, Template:fide for the FIDE rating card and Template:chessgames player for the link to the player's page at ChessGames.com are available. Other sites such as 365chess.com may be entered manually. The following are some of the external links that may be used for a player profile, using Viswanathan Anand as an example:

* {{fide|id=5000017|name=Viswanathan Anand}}
* {{Chessgames player|12088|Viswanathan Anand}}
* [http://www.365chess.com/players/Viswanathan_Anand Viswanathan Anand] games at 365Chess.com
* [http://www.olimpbase.org/players/mw0k8ogi.html Viswanathan Anand] team chess record at Olimpbase.org
* [http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/player/Anand,%20Viswanathan.html Viswanathan Anand] FIDE rating history, 1984-2001 at Olimpbase.org
* [http://www.benoni.de/schach/elo/elohis.html?id=5000017 Viswanathan Anand] FIDE rating history at benoni.de
* [http://chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/PlayerProfile.asp?Params=199510SSSSS3S003424000000111000000000001310100 Viswanathan Anand] at [[Chessmetrics]]
* [http://main.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMain.php?12465315 Viswanathan Anand] USCF profile

will be displayed as

There are perhaps still 1000 chess players to do, and it looks like there will be more than enough to do for quite some time. A full list of chess players is found here, although a shorter list like List of chess grandmasters might be more interesting to work through.

Openings[edit]

A template has been created to display an infobox for chess openings. See Template:Infobox chess opening for an example and instructions on how to use it. For a list of chess openings see List of chess openings and List_of_chess_topics#Opening_articles.

Barnstar[edit]

The template Template:Chess Barnstar has been created to be awarded to Wikipedians who have accomplished something great for the coverage of chess on Wikipedia.

Reviews and quality assessment[edit]

Assessment of an article as FA-class, A-class, GA-class or B-class is done via a formal review process. A review can also give insight and ideas on how to improve the article. Articles of lower quality (C, Start or Stub) do not need a formal review and can be quickly assessed by anyone who wishes to do so, using the criteria explained at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment.

High-quality articles[edit]

Articles covered by WikiProject Chess that have successfully passed formal reviews for quality are:

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Featured articles
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A-class articles
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Good articles
Chess Bughouse chess Alekhine, Alexander Lasker, Emanuel
First-move advantage in chess Nadanian, Ashot Anderssen, Adolf Milner-Barry, Stuart
Gossip, George H. D. Carlsen, Magnus Fischer, Bobby
The Turk Budapest Gambit Rules of chess
Endgame tablebase Staunton, Howard
En passant Steinitz, Wilhelm
Kotok, Alan Chess in Armenia
Modern Benoni

All A-class articles are also recognized as Good articles.

FA-class review[edit]

The FA-class review process is described at Wikipedia:Featured articles. Before nominating the articles for FA-class, please undertake the following steps:

  1. Nominate the article for a GA-class review at Wikipedia:Good article nominations.
  2. At the end of the GA-class review, nominate the article for at least two peer reviews at Wikipedia:Peer review, asking the reviewers to prioritize checking the quality of prose.

Articles currently under review for FA-class are:

  • none

A-class review[edit]

Articles can be nominated and reviewed for A-class quality at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chess/Review#Current candidates.

Articles currently under review for A-class are:

  • none

GA-class review[edit]

The process for articles to become GA-class is described here. Although GA-class is lower than A-class, a possible first step is to nominate the article to an A-class review first, as it will possibly get some comments quicker than through the formal GA process. If you wish to review an article, please follow the steps described at Wikipedia:Good article nominations. Articles currently under review for GA-class are:

Articles[edit]

... to create[edit]

  • An article on what a tournament Crosstable is. Although there is a brief section on this in the Wikipedia Glossary of Chess, it is quite hard to find. An alternative suggestion is to add a new sub-section to Chess tournament, perhaps below 'format', e.g. titled 'reporting results', or similar.
A stencil for creating chess player articles can be found here.
  • We need an article on (dedicated) chess computers. Only the article on computer chess briefly mentions them, but the topic definitely deserves to have its own article (history, most important brands, etc.). There is a lot to say here. A good collection of links can be found at www.chesscomputers.org.

American chess journal | American Chess Magazine | Baltische Schachblaetter | Brüderschaft Deutsches Wochenschach | Chess Express | Columbia Chess Chronicle | Computerschach und Spiele | Der Schachfreund | Le Courrier des Échecs | L'Italia Scacchistica | Messaggero Scacchi | Northwest Chess | Panorama Szachowa | Peón de rey | Probleemblad | Schaak Magazine | Schach | Schach-Magazin 64 | StrateGems | Schweizerische Schachzeitung | Tidsskrift for Skak | The London Chess Fortnightly | The Philidorian | Torre & Cavallo Scacco!.

  • Several of the Years in chess (19xx in chess) before 1989 don't have their own article.
  • Richard Eales. A noted chess historian, he wrote Chess: The History of a Game (1985) and has been Head of History of Kent in Canterbury. Gaige says he is Richard Geoffrey Eales born in 1949. Tied for second in the 1970 British Championship, played for England. Olimpbase has in in the 1976 European Men's Chess Club Cup and the Richard G Eales page on chessgames.com has more details. I would create the page myself but I'd like at least one good source to add to these.

... to delete/listed for deletion[edit]

Articles listed here are added manually and may not include all articles up for deletion. See #Article alerts for an automated list.

... to merge[edit]

... to rename[edit]

  • Several sub-categories in Category:Chess titles need their titles editing for consistency and good English. For instance, Chess woman International Masters needs to be Chess woman international masters (as we use grandmasters, not Grandmasters in other titles). Also 'Grandmasters of chess composition' would be better than '... the chess compositions'). The word Chess is sometimes capitalised mid-title and other times not etc. etc. Also, if we accept WIM cat, shouldn't we also have an IM cat?
    • The IM category has been created.
I would suggest that Category:Chess international masters and the like would be the wrong direction, as International Master is universally capitalized, as is Woman International Master. With GM the practice is less consistent, and sometimes even (the abominable in my view) "Grand Master" is used. Perhaps more pressing is to make it clear that creation of the IM categories does not imply that all IMs (and certainly not all WIMs) meet WP:BIO requirements for inclusion.

... that are orphans[edit]

The following chess related articles are currently marked as orphan: Birdie Reeve Kay.

They should be linked from other articles or their notability should be questioned (e.g. considered for deletion).

... that need some work[edit]

  • The articles on the various tournament systems and tie-breaking systems, we have a bit of information, see Category:Chess tournament systems, but most articles in that category need serious revision. For instance Scheveningen system is a stub (it for instance mentions that it is a popular way to create title norm opportunities, which is true, but needs a cite.
Today (March 12, 2008) someone tagged a section of it with "O.R." and added a lot of "fact" tags.
  • Chess title and FIDE title link back to each other and appear to contain some crossover/duplication. Would these be better combined into one article? Also, both articles focus on performance based titles while 'International Arbiter' and 'International Organizer' titles appear to have been ignored, even though they are both Chess and FIDE titles. Another point to consider is the presence of Russian Federation grandmaster titles that are sometimes described as more prestigious than the FIDE equivalent - these may need some coverage.

... that need a photo[edit]

Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of chess people

Leading (deceased) players still missing a photo include, in no particular order: Arthur Dake | Rashid Nezhmetdinov | Lajos Steiner | Baruch Wood | Vladimir Zagorovsky

Some important (deceased) players need improved photos, even though they may have one already, for example Aivars Gipslis | Alexander Konstantinopolsky.

In terms of living players, the copyright laws are more stringent, nevertheless good quality images are sought of masters including Lev Alburt | Hans Berliner.

See the Talk page (December 2007) for more information on how these photos may possibly be obtained. This page has a lot of photos, but they all seem to be small (100 pixels wide).

Others: USSR Chess Championship, Play-by-mail game.

... that need to be updated regularly[edit]

Some articles are frequently overtaken by events, and need to be kept up to date. Examples include List of chess grandmasters, FIDE World Rankings, and articles about active "super-GMs" including Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Vishwanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura and Alexander Grischuk.

New articles[edit]

Improve a random article[edit]

Tools[edit]

An assortment of useful tools created by Philcha

Conventions[edit]

Capitalization[edit]

  • The names of pieces (king, queen, rook, etc.) are not capitalized (except when the first word of a sentence).
  • The words "white" and "black" are capitalized only when they are used as substitutes for player names, e.g. "... captured White's rook ... " and "the black queen...".
  • Following our sources, chess opening names are capitalized as proper nouns, e.g., "King's Gambit", "Nimzo-Indian Defence", and "Dragon Variation".
  • In quotations, the capitalization used in the source is followed, even if different from the above conventions.

Ratings[edit]

Live chess ratings, such as those published by the site 2700chess.com are strictly unofficial. They are not normally mentioned in articles, but if they are, they should not be given as much weight as ratings published by FIDE. They should never be included in a player's infobox, for example.

New articles and renamed articles[edit]

  • When creating a new chess article, please add {{WikiProject Chess|class= |importance= }} to its talk page. The class and importance can be filled in or left blank. Also please add it to the index of chess articles.
  • When moving/renaming a chess article, please make the change in the index of chess articles also. This is so that changes to the article under the new name will show up under "related changes" to the index article. (The exact title of the article has to be on that page for it to show up that way.)

To show membership[edit]

Use the code {{User WikiProject Chess}} to show this:

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This will automatically add you in the Category:WikiProject Chess participants

Participants Participants[edit]

This is a list of Wikipedians who are active in WikiProject Chess. If you’re interested in helping, feel free to join by adding your name to the list below, in alphabetical order. If you wish, leave a comment about your special interests in this project and five tildes.

Once you have joined, you may also add the Show membership userbox to your userpage as explained above.

  1. Abhishikt (talk · contribs)
  2. Adnan.jsr (talk · contribs)I'm a active chess player who is interested mostly in Chess Openings and it's variation and also love to improvise in it.
  3. Adpete (talk · contribs) I mainly contribute to the chess history articles. 01:04, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
  4. Allenjambalaya (talk · contribs) I'm a newbie Wikipedian who happens to be a retired chess player.15:11, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  5. Andreas Kaufmann (talk · contribs) 06:52, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
  6. Andrejj (talk · contribs) 2009
  7. Arbitrarily0 (talk · contribs) 19 August, 2008
  8. Artichoker (talk · contribs) I'm interested in chess traps and openings. 00:22, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
  9. Arunram (talk · contribs) Interested in Chess topics. Currently contribute to India content and GM pages. Created Wikibook Indian Chess players.
  10. BIONICLE233 (talk · contribs) 18:29, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
  11. Brittle_heaven (talk · contribs) 11:31, 12 August 2007
  12. Bubba73 (talk · contribs) Might as well join. 05:43, 23 July 2006 (UTC) I've been playing since 1966. I have over 200 chess books, the bulk of which are on the endgame. I edit mostly endgames, rules, and chess terms. I am a USCF local-level tournament director. 05:33, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
  13. Carcharoth (talk · contribs) - club chess player, with interest in chess history. 12:30, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
  14. ChessPlayerLev (talk · contribs) USCF-rated chess expert, former chess coach, and very interested in chess history and classical players.
  15. Chr.K. (talk · contribs) Among thoughts for other innovations for the project, believe a table for chess games can be created, one much more easeful on the eye than the current system. 01:25, 29 July 2007.
  16. Cobblet (talk · contribs)
  17. DaQuirin (talk · contribs) I am not too active on the English site, but I am willing to contribute in the field of chess history. 09:47, 29 July 2008
  18. DocFido (talk · contribs) I'm a chess player18:59, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
  19. Double sharp (talk · contribs) Sometimes. Mostly chess variants and fairy chess pieces. 13:09, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
  20. DrZukhar (talk · contribs) I am not that strong at chess, but I do enjoy staring at the players.
  21. DShafer (talk · contribs) - I've been playing chess on and off more or less serious for 63 years, having learned at the ripe old age of 5. One-time rated club player now resurrecting deeper interest in semi-retirement. 12:05, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
  22. Epicgenius (talk · contribs) 18:40, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
  23. Ernstblumberg (talk · contribs) 23:01, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
  24. Faithlessthewonderboy (talk · contribs) I'd like to create/contribute to articles concerning little known or obscure chess players. My favorite player is Tal. 02:10, 29 August 2007
  25. Frank Niro (talk · contribs) President of Chess Journalists of America
  26. fuzzyhair2 (talk · contribs) I am a geek. A bold thinker. 08:38, 1 April 2009 (UTC)games/positions on the Wikipedia page. 05:29, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
  27. GrouchyDan (talk · contribs) I'm an aging patzer of the 1600 ELO type; I usually make only spelling, grammar and usage edits.
  28. Guy Macon (talk · contribs) 00:01 March 2012 Toy engineer hoping to make handheld LCD chess toys stronger and more human-like.
  29. Hannu-san (talk · contribs) (talk) 17:20, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  30. Hushpuckena (talk · contribs) Retired USCF master, though I remain interested in the history of the game and its players. Have done some copy editing (used to write for a chess magazine), and would like to see general state of articles on chess in Wikipedia improve. Hushpuckena (talk) 09:29, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
  31. infiniti4 (talk · contribs), I am an average club player and am interested in mostly computer chess.
  32. Ioannes Pragensis (talk · contribs) 09:26, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
  33. J-E-N-O-V-A (talk · contribs) 20:17 4th October 2014 (BST) I'd like to produce animated gif's to accompany the algebraic notation on chess articles describing move-sequences. If you know of software that can help me produce these images it'd be much appreciated.
  34. J S Ayer (talk · contribs) Dilettante; I have just created an article for Courier Chess and rewritten the history section of bishop (chess) and have struggled with History of Chess and rewrote Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa and do a good deal of copy-editing.
  35. Jkmaskell (talk · contribs) 12 July 2014
  36. kieranian2001 (talk · contribs) interested in helping Kieranian2001 (talk) 13:13, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
  37. Kiril Simeonovski (talk · contribs) I can do a lot in editing variations in the chess theory. 12:55, 3 October 2008
  38. Krakatoa (talk · contribs) I'm a USCF master at over-the-board chess and a USCF Senior Master at correspondence chess. I also have a lot of chess books. 17:46, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
  39. Malinaccier (talk · contribs) 18:52, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
  40. Mark Chung (talk · contribs) 02:12, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
  41. Matthew_Yeager (talk · contribs) I'm able to help with some programmatic aspects as well. I'm working on a universal Game Board rendering script right now, and I've completed rendering FEN from a board position. Please post to my usertalk with any suggestions.
  42. Matthewrbowker (talk · contribs) Enthusiastic amateur.
  43. Mauropetrolo (talk · contribs) 10:54, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
  44. MaxBrowne (talk · contribs) Interested in chess history and theory. March 2013
  45. Mibelz (talk · contribs) I am interested in History of Chess, especially the period 1850-1950. 19:06, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
  46. Michael riber jorgensen (talk · contribs) Articles on tournament chess, mainly World Ch'ships. Joined January 2012.
  47. MrsHudson (talk · contribs) 23 November 2008
  48. Muhammad Areez (talk · contribs) I am a chess player who is determined to become the youngest World Chess Champion.
  49. Nicoguaro (talk · contribs)
  50. NovaSkola (talk · contribs) 15:55, 03 May 2009 (GMT)
  51. Pawnkingthree (talk · contribs) Interested in biographies and the history of the world championship.
  52. PeskyGnat (talk · contribs) My main interest is openings, I have a small library of books. 21:48, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  53. Quale (talk · contribs) 06:41, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  54. Rhododendrites (talk · contribs) - hoping to find time to make contributions to some of the openings and variants pages, but feel free to leave messages if you're looking for help with a particular article/topic/project. --Rhododendrites (talk) 21:51, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
  55. Ruziklan (talk · contribs) chess composition (problems, themes, composers, terminology...) 17:56, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
  56. Scholarus (talk · contribs) I'm an experienced chess player; I could expand articles on opening theory and tactics, for example. 04:13, 16 December 2006
  57. ScottM84 (talk · contribs) 04:48, 2 January 2009
  58. Sirmouse (talk · contribs) 17:07, 27 November 2013
  59. Sjakkalle (talk · contribs) 06:06, 29 March 2005.
  60. soulbust (talk · contribs) Soulbust (talk) 12:54, 27 December 2012 (UTC) I am new to chess, but am in my school's chess club and wish to excel at it.
  61. Sourov0000 (talk · contribs) I am a professional level chess player and like to analyze every move of chess. I can expand articles about tactics, formations and defense.
  62. SpuriousQ (talk · contribs) 15:40, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  63. StephanQz (talk · contribs) 2:52, 3 April 2013 (CEST)
  64. Steveg922 (talk · contribs) 13:02, 22 August 2013 (UTC) Active chess player for 15 years and avid follower of high level chess
  65. T-man 2396 (talk · contribs) 22:26, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
  66. Tazerdadog (talk · contribs) Chess fan and woodpusher Tazerdadog (talk) 05:23, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
  67. TheQ_Editor (talk · contribs)
  68. Toccata quarta (talk · contribs)
  69. Tommy Kronkvist (talk · contribs) I used to be a Swedish club player; my merits include losing big-time to the (then) reigning Swedish Champions in the late 1980s and early 1990s... :-) Nowadays I'm not playing in a club, even though I still play a lot of chess. I'm mostly interested in chess history and hypermodern chess openings, such as the Réti Opening and Pirc Defence, and will try to contribute in those areas. 08:37, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
  70. U+003F (talk · contribs) 08:53, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
  71. Vikas chess (talk · contribs) I am a chess player with rating 2077.
  72. VodkaJazz (talk · contribs) 5 November 2006
  73. Voorlandt (talk · contribs) 00:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  74. WHPratt (talk · contribs) 15:47, I am an awful player, but I have studied the game and its history for decades. 24 May 2009 (UTC)
  75. WilliamJE (talk · contribs) 14:19, 25 April 2012 (UTC), I'm rated expert in correspondence chess. Very knowledgeable about chess history from the 50's to the 80's
  76. ZeroOne (talk · contribs) 15:55, 26 March 2005

Milestones[edit]

  • 7 April 2002: Chess was listed as "Brilliant Prose", the former version of "Featured Article".
  • 30 December 2003: the WikiProject Chess was launched.
  • 5 October 2007: the WikiProject Chess reaches 2,000 articles with the article George Botterill.
  • 12 April 2008: the WikiProject Chess reaches 2,500 articles with the article Ariah Mohiliver.
  • 30 September 2008: Rules of chess became the 10th article to reach a high level of quality (either FA-class, A-class or GA-class; see Portal:Chess/Reviewed articles).
  • 25 January 2009: the WikiProject Chess reaches 3,000 articles with the article Vienna 1908 chess tournament.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Although chess has many aspects (art, sport, science, game, ...), the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory/Culture classifies WikiProject Chess in the Games category. Several other WikiProjects can be considered as "parent" or at least "related":

Most popular articles[edit]

This lists the most popular articles in the chess project, by number of times they are viewed:

Recognised content[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]


Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Biographies of living people in chess articles that lack references can be seen here:


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