Jeremy Gaige

Jeremy Gaige (October 9, 1927, New York – February 19, 2011)[1] was an American chess archivist and journalist. He was best known for his work collecting and publishing tournament results and basic biographical data on chess players. Hooper and Whyld called his works "scrupulously written" and "a source of reference for chess journalists and writers all over the world".[2] Gaige's 1969 book, A Catalog of Chess Players and Problemists, contained about 3000 names with dates and places of birth and death. Chess writers soon began sending him information, and Chess Personalia (1987), his greatly expanded follow up, listed about 14,000 names with dates and places of birth and death, along with references to sources of biographical information. He died of emphysema on February 19, 2011, at his home in Philadelphia.[3]



  1. Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia: A Biobibliography, McFarland & Company, p. 131, ISBN 0-19-280049-3
  2. Hooper, David; Whyld, Kenneth (1992), The Oxford Companion to Chess (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 149, ISBN 0-19-280049-3
  3. retrieved 14 March 2011

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