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10 Seconds with Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan (of mind maps/memory fame) is the subject of an ‘official biography’ by Raymond Keene. Don Cherry probes Buzan on a couple of Keene’s claims about himself in the book. Don: Keene writes that he was ‘twice the winner of the Oscar for world’s…

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10 Seconds with Borislav Ivanov

  Kingpin reader Clive Olley quizzes the rapidly improving Bulgarian.   Clive: Many people attribute your astonishing success to the fact that you are a born cheat.   Borislav: I refute these allegations. It has taken me many months of technical preparation.   If you would…

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10 Seconds with Stewart Reuben

Kingpin reader Eddie Onslow quizzes the tournament director.           Eddie: You are often regarded as a real know-all. Stewart: I know. If you would like to interview a chess personality, send your question to kingpinchess@yahoo.com

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10 Seconds with Garry Kasparov

Kingpin reader Eileen Bristow quizzes the former World Champion.             Eileen Bristow: Do you accept that you often contradict yourself? Garry Kasparov: No I do.   If you would like to interview a chess personality, send your question to kingpinchess@yahoo.com

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10 Seconds with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

FIDE’s star-gazing President speaks to journalist and translator Sarah Hurst, author of Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld. Sarah Hurst: What do you consider to have been your greatest contribution to chess? Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Alienating everyone. If you would like to quiz a…

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10 Seconds with Brian Eley

Former British Champion Brian Eley achieved notoriety by absconding while on police bail relating to an investigation into paedophile activities. Brian enjoys the distinction of being the only British Chess Champion to appear on the television programme Crimewatch. Here he breaks 20 years’ silence to…

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10 Seconds with Raymond Keene

This is the first in a series of interviews where Kingpin readers are invited to pose one question to a prominent figure in the chess world. Subscriber Gordon Clackett’s guest is the writer and impresario Raymond Keene. Gordon: Why do so many people consider you…

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