• How to Write a Chess Book and Make Loads of Dosh

    Phil Crocker   I feel impeccably qualified to write this article because: a) I have never written a chess book, and b) I am not a particularly strong chess player.   The would-be author should bear in mind the following points: (1) The most important parts…

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  • More #crapchessbooks

    Here’s another list of essential reading offered by chess players inspired by Tony Miles’ famous two-word book review. (Mark Thornton) Winning Database Dumps by Many English Grandmasters (Mig Greengard)   How I Plan to Overthrow Kirsan in the Next FIDE Election by Nigel Short (Sarah…

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  • Startling Castling

    ‘Security passes were something I never felt the need to wear, particularly when coupled with Rambo [John Stevens]. The way we were viewing it was, “If our hairdos aren’t our pass, well, we’ll pass on the gig, thank you.” Rambo and I got into so…

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  • Sarah Hurst: 20 Questions

    Sarah Hurst was a regular contributor to CHESS magazine in the 1990s and also edited the British Chess Federation’s newsletter, ChessMoves. Her fine book Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld is now available on Kindle at a bargain price. Since 2002 she has been translating…

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  • Fiendish Moves #1

     Eliskases – Henneberger Bad Liebwerda, 1934 Black to play   Walter Henneberger (1883–1969) was a Swiss master whose career as a school teacher afforded him few opportunities to compete in  international tournaments. In the early 1900s he won the Swiss Championship four times but was…

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Featured articles

  • How to Write a Chess Book and Make Loads of Dosh

    Phil Crocker   I feel impeccably qualified to write this article because: a) I have never written a chess...
  • More #crapchessbooks

    Here’s another list of essential reading offered by chess players inspired by Tony Miles’ famous two-word book review. (Mark...
  • Startling Castling

    ‘Security passes were something I never felt the need to wear, particularly when coupled with Rambo . The...
  • Sarah Hurst: 20 Questions

    Sarah Hurst was a regular contributor to CHESS magazine in the 1990s and also edited the British Chess Federation’s newsletter,...
  • Fiendish Moves #1

     Eliskases – Henneberger Bad Liebwerda, 1934 Black to play   Walter Henneberger (1883–1969) was a Swiss master whose career...
  • The British School

    ‘The British School is characterized by a great show of brilliancy. No idea is too bizarre for them, no...
  • #crapchessbooks

    Inspired by Tony Miles’ famous two-word book review, several readers have offered suggestions for chess books that should never...
  • The Living Game

      ‘If you watch a video of an old Wimbledon final or Ryder Cup match, you aren’t really re-analysing,...
  • Chess Annotation as a Fine Art

     ’A raking pin by the proud prelate. White threatens to thrust the flagship of his armada forward with the...

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