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Graham K. Burgess (born 1968 in Liverpool, England) is an English FIDE Master of chess and a noted writer and trainer. He became a FIDE Master at the age of twenty. He attended Birkdale High School in Southport, Merseyside. In 1989 he graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in mathematics. In 1994 he set a world record by playing 510 games of blitz chess (five minutes for each player) in three days, winning 431 games and drawing 25 (Burgess 2000:448-52).

Burgess has written more than twenty books and edited more than 250. His book The Mammoth Book of Chess won the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award in 1997. He is the editorial director of Gambit Publications. (Burgess 2000:title page).


  • Burgess, Graham (1993). The King's Indian for the Attacking Player. Batsford. ISBN 0805029362.  
  • Burgess, Graham (1994). Winning with the Smith-Morra Gambit. Batsford. ISBN 0805035745.  
  • Burgess, Graham (1995). Gambits. Batsford. ISBN 978-0805038989.  
  • Burgess, Graham (1998). The Quickest Chess Victories of All Time. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1857445381.  
  • Nunn, John; Gallagher, Joe; Emms, John; Burgess, Graham (1999), Nunn's Chess Openings, Everyman Chess, ISBN 978-1857442212  
  • Burgess, Graham (2000), The Mammoth Book of Chess (second ed.), Carroll & Graf Publishers, ISBN 0-7867-0725-9  
  • Burgess, Graham (2000). Chess Highlights of the 20th Century. Gambit Publications. ISBN 978-1901983210.  
  • Burgess, Graham (2001). The Slav. Gambit. ISBN 1-901983-44-7.  
  • Burgess, Graham; Nunn, John; Emms, John (2004), The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games (second ed.), Carroll & Graf, ISBN 978-0-7867-1411-7  


  • Burgess, Graham (2000), The Mammoth Book of Chess (second ed.), Carroll & Graf Publishers, ISBN 0-7867-0725-9  

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