Iván Bottlik

In 2004 our chess historian from Budapest has presented a concise overview of the Hungarian chess history where a text page is always opposite to a page with photographs or illustrations. It is quite remarkable that the sheet of stamps published at the same time and reproduced on the front (showing a position from the "Hungarian Opening") forms the basis of the book: On each of the 64 stamps a text in miniature has been printed reflecting a phase of Hungarian chess history – they may be read with the help of a magnifying glass. These miniature texts (by Iván Bottlik as well) correspond to a large degree to the book chapters. An original collector’s item supplementing the book!

(R.B.)

Further publications:

  • Gyula Breyer. Sein Leben, Werk und Schaffen für die Erneuerung des Schachs (Unterhaching, 1999)

Co-author:

  • Szergej Grodzenszkij, Iszaak Romanov, Levelezési sakk (Correspondence Chess; Budapest, 1985)
  • Gedeon Barcza, Walter Árpád Földeák, Magyar Sakktörténet 3 (1896-1925) (Hungarian Chess History, vol. 3; Budapest, 1989)
  • István Bilek, Walter Árpád Földeák, Magyar Sakktörténet 4 (1922-1944) (Hungarian Chess History, vol. 4; Kossuth, 1996)
  • István Bilek, Walter Árpád Földeák, Barcza Gedeon – élete és játszmái (Gedeon Barcza – Life and Games; Budapest, 1990)