Chris Ward (chess player)

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This article is about the chess player. For other people named Chris Ward, see Chris Ward (disambiguation).

Chris G Ward (26 March 1968) is a British chess Grandmaster (GM), chess coach, and author. He won the British Championship in 1996, earning the GM title in the process. He is the author of two well-received books on a variation of the Sicilian Defence known as the Dragon Variation, in addition to a number of other books on chess. He is also the author of the book Starting Out: Rook Endings, published by Everyman Chess (see Chess endgame literature). He also authored the "It's your move" series, the most challenging being the third book called "It's your move: Tough Puzzles", which was published by Everyman Chess. Chris Ward teaches chess to many different schools.

Outside chess, Chris Ward is also a keen Salsa dancer.[1]


  • Ward, Chris (1996), Endgame Play, Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-7920-5 
  • Ward, Chris (1999), The Queen's Gambit Accepted, Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-8467-5 
  • The Genius of Paul Morphy, (1997)
  • Improve your Opening Play, (2000)
  • Winning With the Sicilian Dragon 2 (2001)
  • Starting Out: The Nimzo-Indian (2002)
  • It's Your Move: Improvers, (2002)
  • Unusual Queen's Gambit Declined (2002)
  • Winning with the Dragon, (2003)
  • It's Your Move: Tough Puzzles, (2004)
  • Ward, Chris (2004), Starting Out: Rook Endgames, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-374-8 
  • Chris Ward. (2004), The Controversial Samisch King's Indian, Batsford, ISBN 978-0-7134-8872-2 
  • Play the Queen's Gambit (2006)
  • Starting Out: Chess Tactics and Checkmates (2006)


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