David Pritchard (chess player)

David Brine Pritchard (19 October 1919 – 12 December 2005) was a British chess player, chess writer and indoor games consultant. He gained pre-eminence as an indoor games and mind sports consultant, a role that he in effect created. A natural games player, it was to him that inventors or publishers would turn to organise a championship of a new game, write about it or generally promote it.

Though nearly a million copies of his chess books have been sold, Pritchard is best known for authoring ''The Encyclopedia of Chess Variants'', in which he describes more than 1400 different variants.

In addition to authoring books on games, Pritchard was editor of ''Games & Puzzles'' magazine from 1972 to 1981. He was also a games director for the Mind Sports Organisation, and president of the British Chess Variants Society. Provided by Wikipedia