James Eade (b. March 23, 1957) is a chess master, chess politician, chess tournament organizer and chess book publisher.
Eade is the Trust’s President, and is chair of the Trust’s Web and Investment committees.
Eade’s first career was in Information Technology. He worked as a training supervisor, a senior systems programmer and a director level manager in charge of online services, network administration and automated operations.
He then started a publishing company producing the Hypermodern Press series of chess books. He is also the author of best selling chess books such as “Chess for Dummies” and the “Chess Player’s Bible.”
He holds the title of FIDE Master.
He was a member of the Policy Board of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) from 1996 to 1999.
He has served as American Zone President of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, from 2000 to 2002, and has been a Trustee of the US Charitable Chess Trust since 2000.
He is a past President of CalChess (the Northern California Chess Association), The Kolty Chess for Youth Foundation (a 501(c)-3 charity), and the Chess Journalists of America.
He is a former editor and publisher of both the CalChess Journal and the Golden Gate Chess News.
He organized a number of FIDE futurities and round-robins in the 1990s. He organized the 1995 Pan Pacific International Chess Tournament, the strongest chess tournament ever held in San Francisco, won by Viktor Korchnoi, and the 1996 Hall of Fame tournament, won by Lubomir Kavalek.
As a player, he is a solid master, rated 2320 by FIDE.
He lives in Menlo Park, California, where he continues to teach and write about chess.