Paul Lamford

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Paul Adrian Lamford (born Carmarthen, 30 August 1953) is a Welsh gaming and gambling expert, author, publisher and company director. He is a three-time Welsh chess champion,[1] 1993 and 2001 British backgammon champion,[2] and a Grandmaster at bridge[3] and a poker player. During the 1990s he was editor of Games & Puzzles magazine and has been editor of Chess magazine and Bridge magazine. He appeared several times on Radio 4's Puzzle Panel.

Chess[edit]

Lamford shared the Welsh Chess Championship in 1983 and 1988, and won it outright in 1989.[2] He represented Wales at four chess olympiads (1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988), scoring 50% overall.[4] His peak FIDE rating was 2315 in the January 1979 list.[5] He was awarded the title of International Arbiter in 1986.[6] At correspondence chess, he was awarded the ICCF International Master title in 1990.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Albin counter-gambit : 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e5!?. Batsford. 1983. ISBN 9780713440058.
  • The amazing book of casino games : techniques, strategies, and hints on how to play any game you find in a casino. Chartwell Books. 1998. ISBN 9780785808206.
  • 100 backgammon puzzles. Chameleon. 1999. ISBN 9780713440058.
  • 100 chess puzzles. Chameleon. 1999. ISBN 9780233997131.
  • 50 bridge puzzles. Chameleon. 2000. ISBN 9780233997261.
  • 100 Scrabble puzzles. Chameleon. 2000. ISBN 9780233997155.
  • Starting out in backgammon. Everyman Mindsports. 2001. ISBN 9781857442823.
  • Starting out in bridge. Everyman Mindsports. 2001. ISBN 9781857442878.
  • Improve your backgammon. Everyman Mindsports. 2002. ISBN 9781857443158.
  • Gambling. Harper Collins. 2000. ISBN 9780004724713.
  • The Lottery. Harper Collins. 2000. ISBN 9780004724638.

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