David Brine Pritchard (October 19, 1919 - December 12, 2005) was a British chess writer and game consultant. He flew with the RAF during and after the World War II, serving mostly in the Far East and reaching the rank of squadron leader. During his service, he won the chess championship of Singapore in 1954 and Malaysia in 1955. He also won the Southern Counties Chess Championship. Pritchard was once president of the British Chess Variants Society and the president of the Battle of Britain Chess Competition, holding its championship more than once. He was also a games director of the Mind Sports Organization. He was married to Elaine Saunders, a former British Ladies Chess Champion. Almost one million copies of his chess books have been sold. He was editor of Games and Puzzles from 1972 to 1981. His essays on shogi and xiangqi are well respected in understanding two of the world's oldest board games.