British Chess Magazine
The British Chess Magazine (BCM ) is the oldest Schachperiodikum world, which is continued steadily since his first appearance. It appears today in London, formerly in St. Leonards on Sea.
The magazine was first published in January 1881 and was issued in monthly intervals, even during the two world wars in the 20th century. Publisher and first editor was John Watkinson (* 1833, † 1923). Prior to that he edited the Huddersfield College Magazine, which is considered the forerunner of the BCM. From the outset, was a report on the global chess life, not only through the UK, the main theme.
- John Watkinson (1833-1923), 1881-1887
- Robert Frederick Green (1856-1925), 1888-1893.
- Isaac McIntyre Brown (1858-1934), 1894-1920.
- Richard Griffith (1872-1955), 1920-1937, and several months 1940.
- Harry Golombek (1911-1995), 1938-1940.
- Julius du Mont (1881-1956), 1940-1949.
- Brian Patrick Reilly (1901-1991), 1949-1981.
- Bernard Cafferty ( born 1934 ), 1981-1992.
- Murray Chandler ( b. 1960 ), 1992-1999.
- John Saunders ( b. 1953 ), since 1999.
Older chess magazines
Even before the first edition of the BCM, there were other chess magazines, but eventually einstellten their appearance.
( † June 5, 1890 born February 7, 1830 in Chur) in the years 1857, 1858 and 1860, the Swiss Schachzeitung out, a precursor of today's blade the same way the Swiss Friedrich Capraez was. This chess newspaper was purchased internationally.