While I like to write about chess I sometimes run into problems. The biggest is that there are so few reference books on chess.
For example, there are times when I want to know a famous player’s birthday. Maybe wish them a happy birthday. Or when did GM Mike Matthew Michael Mateson earn his GM title? Just what is ratio of men to women with a Master title?
So, I created my own reference material. Better yet, since they are computer files stored on my laptop (and other places) I can simply cut and paste what I want into whatever I write. This is simple and and even necessary should the Internet goes down in my area.
Attached here is an PDF copy of an Excel file that I use and update often. Feel free to use for your own personal use.