The Hobell Library

History of the Hobell Collection

Richard Hobell was a strong and active player for the club in the nineties who died a tragically early death in December 2001.  His estate donated Richard’s substantial collection of chess books - 259 items in all - to the club, for which we are grateful.


Thanks goes to David Smith, who catalogued them all, and to Andrew Ponting who maintained the collection until 21/4/2019. It is now in the possession of Martin Newman. Anyone who would like to borrow or buy an item should contact Martin on 020 8460 2729 or by email at pamandmartin@hotmail.com.

ĉ
Malcolm Mourant,
15 May 2019, 14:03
Comments