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Jimmy Adams, Baden Baden 1925 International Chess Tournament: The Arrival of Hypermodern Chess (Yorklyn: Caissa Editions, 1991)   Alexander Alekhine, My Best Games 1924–37 (London: G. Bell and Sons, 1939)   Frank Brady, Endgame: Thee Spectacular Rise and Fall of Bobby Fischer (London: Constable. 2011) David…

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Fiendish Moves #2

 Kupper – Leepin Basel, 1954 White to play   Black has nothing to fear from 27 Qd8+ Kh7 28 Nf8+ Kh6 29 Qd4 Re2 when the position is equal.      27 Nf8! A brilliant move, and the only decisive one.      27…Bh7 27…Qxe5 fails…

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We Are Family

A big family too – one that’s grown from 60 member countries in 1970 to 185 in 2015. Its vast bawling brood of small and poor satellites has made FIDE the world’s second largest sports body after FIFA. Membership and birth rate aren’t the only…

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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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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 35

UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    Kibitzing with the Poisoned Pawn Gary Lane’s Agony Column Tony Kosten’s Diary Bring Back the Guillotine, or Heads Will Roll Chris Depasquale on chess and sex Memoirs of a Mediocre Chess Player Searching for Bobby Fischer, Part 729…

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