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Chess, Murder, Fraud

‘Everything about our situation was a riddle. Why would Karpov and three of his colleagues jump on a plane and fly hundreds of miles to Kalmykia to open a criminal case against me just for revenge?’ Bill Browder, Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No….

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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 galloping move e5, leaving his discomforted steed on f6 feeling like Yasser Arafat at a barmitzvah.’   A great spoof by Colin Crouch from Kingpin 20 (Spring 1993).

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Americans Prefer Poker

‘The game of chess has never been held in great esteem by the North Americans. Their culture is steeped in deeply anti-intellectual tendencies. They pride themselves in having created the game of poker. It is their national game, springing from a tradition of westward expansion,…

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Anna Muzychuk: 20 Questions

Anna Muzychuk was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2012 and is ranked 4th among the world’s best women players. Born in Lvov on 28 February 1990, she has represented Slovenia in team competitions since 2004. Her younger sister Mariya  is an International Master.   What is…

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How Good Is Your Hacking?

  Test Your Benko Refutations with Chris Ward Once upon a time there was an opening of great repute advocated by such English favourites as Hodgson, Hebden and Plaskett. Then along came a little-known Soviet player with the tactical flair of Adams, the optimism of…

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Buy all the back issues

“a must-read for everyone who doesn’t take chess too seriously; it’s especially a must-read for everyone who does take chess seriously!” ChessVibes “. . . very, very entertaining . . . some of the back issues were classics and I have some of them at home ….

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 41

‘excellent production quality and content . . .  the only chess magazine worth buying besides NIC‘ M.K. Lee, Kuala Lumpur UK: £6.00  Europe: £7.00  USA & RoW: £8.00      Kibitzing with the Poisoned Pawn Carlsen, Kirsan, Gaddafi and a new anagram for Nosher Hack…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 38

  UK: £5.00 Europe: £6.00 RoW: £7.00   The End of Mankind’s Humiliation? Morgan Daniels takes a ringside seat at the Adams v Hydra match Grandmaster’s Diary Tony Kosten gets tanked up Gary Lane’s Agony Column More sound advice from the savvy IM Painful Editing…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 37

  UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    Kibitzing The Poisoned Pawn skewers Nosher, noise and the rampant xenophobia of British chess Gary Lane’s Agony Column More sound advice from the savvy IM Vladimir Kramnik Stefan Goader asks the world champion why he is so…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 36

UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00  Kibitzing with the Poisoned Pawn The Poisoned Pawn skewers Kasparov, Keene and Nasty Nigel Gary Lane’s Agony Column Do the Drugs Work? We asked Renzo Verwer to find out if artificial stimulants really do improve your performance at the…

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