ABRAHAMS, GERALD (1907–1980), British lawyer, chess master, and writer on chess. Abrahams was born in Liverpool. At 18 he developed the "Abrahams Defense" adopted by many noted players. He won several championships in Britain and prizes in international master tournaments. His books include Teach Yourself Chess (1948); The Chess Mind (1951); Technique in Chess (1961); and Let's Look at Israel (1966). Abrahams also wrote several original works on Jewish identity, including The Jewish Mind (1961), and many works on law. (William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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