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David Brine Pritchard (October 19, 1919 - December 12, 2005) was a British chess writer and indoor game 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."
Total Books: 77
Almost one million copies of his chess books have been sold. However, Pritchard is mostly known as the author of The Encyclopedia of Chess Variants, where he described more than 1400 different chess variants. In his second book on chess variants, Popular Chess Variants, Pritchard concentrated on 20 most popular chess variants, such as extinction chess, kriegspiel, progressive chess and others, but described them in more detail. He was also close to finishing the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Chess Variants when he died in 2005.
Besides writing books, Pritchard was also an editor of Games and Puzzles from 1972 to 1981. He was a games director of the Mind Sports Organisation and president of the British Chess Variants Society.