• Beauty and Power

      ‘the best chess contains a striving not just for victory but for something beyond: for an ideal harmonious state that produces a perfect mixture of creativity, beauty and power.’ Julian Barnes, ‘TDF: The World Chess Championship’ The New Yorker (December 1993) reproduced in Letters…

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  • Colin Crouch, 1956-2015

      Colin Crouch, who has died at the tragically young age of 58, had a magnificently mischievous sense of humour. He contributed several pieces to Kingpin, serious and funny, and wrote one of the wittiest parodies of a chess writer you are likely to read. An affable,…

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  • Bad Men

      ‘Garry Kasparov may loathe him, but the grandmaster in him surely has to recognise that Putin operates more like a chess player than most of his fellow world leaders. He has a long-term objective – to rebuild Russian power. His core strategy is the…

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  • The British General Election: Guide to Constituency Candidates – Part 2

        GIGGLESWICK Arkell, K.C. Avni, A. Fry, S. Hartston, W.R. Lane, G.W. Miles, A.J. Seirawan, Y. Tartakower, S.   GORING Giddins, S. Horton, E.J. Hurst, S. Urcan, O.G. Winter, E.G.   GREAT HAM Ashley, M.   HOPE END Kasparov, G.K. Leong, I. Mooi, C.J….

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  • The British General Election: Guide to Constituency Candidates – Part 1

      BARKING Dadd, R. Fischer, R.J. Mecking, H. Vaughan, S. Weinstein, R.A.           BARNET Abrahamyan, T. Reinderman, D.           BERKS Giri, A. Nakamura, H. Short, ‘Dr’ N.D.   BICKERING Forum, E.C.F.   BLANDFORD Geuzendam, D.J.t. Marsh, S….

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