The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore

So Spake Martin

Warfare and Chess

...Do you study ancient warfare as well as medieval warfare?

Yes, I've always been interested in ancient history. I draw on as many sources as I can.

Your homepage states that you "directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association 1973-1976". I used to be an avid chess player myself (now I mostly play coffee-chess), and I wondered if you still play chess?

Not for many years, I'm afraid. I was a very active player in the 60s and 70s, and at one point had an expert's rating, but that was a long time ago...