Tim Hanke

Tim Hanke

Tim is an amateur chessplayer and chess journalist. He has interviewed several world champions, including Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, and Anand.

Tim traveled to Serbia and Montenegro to cover the 1992 Fischer-Spassky rematch. His article “Finding Bobby Fischer” (American Chess Journal, 1992) was called “an instant classic of chess journalism” by the Chess Collectors International.

Tim lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA, with his wife Laurel and their two sons, Jack and Ben.

Tim’s favorite players are Bobby Fischer, Jose Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, and Emanual Lasker. He admires fighting chess, especially when it is also elegant and incisive. His favorite quality is perseverance.

From his groundling vantage point, Tim will offer thoughts about chess, chess improvement, and the chess world.

Here is one of his games: