Panorama of Player Profiles
The following portraits you can sometimes also find as side stories in the different tournament chronicles. These chess career masterpieces are put together here as an estimation in a little collection (no particular order) for readers who are looking primarily for player biographies.
Featuring uncrowned chess giants, but with impressive long-time tournament records, in the rush of daily liverating and youth mania sometimes in danger of being overlooked; consequently, World Chess Champions are absent here.
Featuring players who achieved a special cult character, who have become national heroes and / or worked with Viktor Korchnoi as a second (assistant). Sometimes a strong current or come-back player is portrayed, too. The site is being casually worked on and up-dated with more biographical information on further monumental players.
New in September 2016: Dragoljub Velimirovic, Vasilios Kotronias, and Daniel ("Abe") Yanofsky. Up-dated in September 2016: Torre, Volokitin. New in November: Pavel Eljanov (winner Isle of Man, Open 2016) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (winner 2016 Hainan, Danzhou and Tal Memorial, Moscow). Up-dated: Wesley So (winner Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, London Chess Classic, plus Grand Chess Tour 2016; winner Tata Steel in Wijk aan Zee, 2017), and Alexander Grischuk. New in Spring 2017: Yasser Seirawan, Arthur Bisguier (R.I.P.), Rafael Vaganian. Planned: Oscar Panno, Fridrik Olafsson.
Note: if a pdf will be updated, then it changes its URL, that's why the player profiles, biographies, should be better linked under the general address: The Monuments - www.chessdiagonals.ch