WorldCat Identities

Roycroft, A. J. 1929-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 274 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other, Publisher
Classifications: GV1450.7, 794.124
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. J Roycroft
Test tube chess; a comprehensive introduction to the chess endgame study by A. J Roycroft( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chess endgame study : a comprehensive introduction by A. J Roycroft( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A6 queen and pawn against queen by A. J Roycroft( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete studies of Genrikh Kasparyan by G. M Kaspari︠a︡n( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen and pawn against queen by A. J Roycroft( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chess Endgame Study by A. J Roycroft( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The endgame study, like the chess problem, eliminates over-the-board competition to concentrate on an invented endgame position carefully plotted to fox, bewilder, challenge, and otherwise stimulate the solver. Unlike problems, studies do not stipulate the number of moves to the solution; they demand a greater knowledge of endgame theory, thus becoming useful tools for actual players while giving "studyists" self-contained epiphanies of compositional art. A. J. Roycroft, founder of the Chess Endgame Study Circle and editor of its magazine EG, presents this complete introduction to the endgame study. Roycroft writes the history of endgame study with its international roster of great theorists and composers; he directs an encyclopedic discourse to all varieties of chess lovers {u2014} casual solvers, composers and connoisseurs, analysts and judges; and he offers over 400 endgame studies dating from ninth-century Arabia to the present. All studies, from the transparent to the endlessly complex, are annotated with genial wit and spirit. Roycroft devotes much coverage to definition, classification, and retrieval of published endgame studies, providing his own modification of the Guy-Blandford system. He also investigates motivation and creativity, summing up with a grand apologia on chess as game, science, and art
Hugh Blandford : published works & notebooks by Hugh Blandford( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Guyś chess endgame studies by Richard K Guy( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen and pawn on b7 against queen by A. J Roycroft( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of endgame study composing in the Netherlands and Flanders by Jan van Reek( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Win and draw chess compositions of Thomas Rayner Dawson by T. R Dawson( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A (first) century of studies : Ernest Pogosyants by Ernest Pogosyants( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roycroft's 5-man chess endgame series by A. J Roycroft( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deceptive simplicity by Leopold Mitrofanov( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The published work and notebooks of Hugh Blandford : composer of chess endgame studies by Hugh Blandford( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deceptive simplicity : studies by Leopold Mitrofanov by Leopold Mitrofanov( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EGEG by A. J Roycroft( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Some studies by John Roycroft( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Win and draw chess compositions by T. R Dawson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Queen and pawn on a6 against queen by A. J Roycroft( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Roycroft British chess composer

John Roycroft Brits schaakcomponist

John Roycroft compositore di scacchi britannico

John Roycroft englischer Schachspieler, -autor und -komponist

Roycroft, John 1929-

約翰·羅伊克羅夫特

Languages
English (41)