Bob Sherwood is a contract writer-editor and professional German-to-English translator who has been playing and reading about chess since the late 1950s. Something like low-IM strength, he has been writing or translating chess books for the past six years for Caissa Editions, a leading publisher on chess history. Bob is perhaps best known for his translation of KARLSBAD 1907 INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT, by Marco and Schlechter. He is the author of AVRO 1938 INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT and books on the Chicago 1926/Lake Hopatcong 1926 and Pasadena 1932 tournaments (all edited by Dale Brandreth). Titles in the Caissa pipeline include CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 1904 INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT and MOSCOW 1925 INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT, both slated to appear in 2012. Further titles are planned, both for Caissa and for e+Books.
Bob lives in Vermont, USA, with his long-time girlfriend, inevitable cat and dog, several snow shovels, and what said girlfriend thinks is too many chess books.
My System (Nimzowitsch)
Translated by Robert Sherwood
US National Master Dan Heisman is a chess writer and professional chess instructor in the Philadelphia area of the USA. His best-selling chess book Looking for Trouble was one of the first chess books to highlight the importance of identifying possible tactical threats. His popular monthly column for beginners, Novice Nook, has been a regular feature at ChessCafe.com since 2001.
Yakov Isayevich Neishtadt: Born in Moscow in 1923 and raised there, he became a living legend in Russian chess. He was already a first-category player at the beginning of World War II, but then he had to serve his country in battle. After the war he started to play in tournaments again and became a master of sports of the USSR as well as a world-class correspondence chess player and an arbiter.
But Neishtadt is best known as an outstanding chess journalist. He has written more than 20 opening books, which have been published n a dozen languages. From 1955 to 1973 he was secretary of the magazine Chess in the USSR, and from 1977 to 1979 an editor of the famous Soviet chess magazine 64.
In 1992 Neishtadt moved to Israel with his family. There he is still writing books. Genna Sosonko, in the article 'Yakov Neishtadt at 80' in his book Smart Chip from St Petersburg (New-in-Chess 2006), called him 'a living treasure-trove of history, anecdotes, incidents, events, memories of people, sketches.'