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Sergey Tiviakov: 20 Questions

Sergey Tiviakov was born in Krasnodar on 14 February 1973. Alexey Osachuk was his first coach and from 1980 until 1984 he was a pupil of former World Champion Vassily Smyslov. He won the World U-16 Championship in 1989 and World U-18 Championship in 1990….

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 30

UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    The Kingpin Questionnaire Bent Larsen Reflections from the Chelsea and Westminster Nigel Davies Chess and Sex: The Survey Stuart Conquest Winning with the Irish Pawn Centre?! Alex Baburin Gary Lane’s Agony Column Winning with Feng Shui Gary Lane…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 25

  £4.00   Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00      The Kingpin Questionnaire GM Patrick Wolff Forum Edward Winter Gary’s Agony Column IM Gary Lane Sexy Chess Openings FM Graham Burgess Computer Chess Rob van Gompel I Did It My Way! IM Nigel Davies The Closed…

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Sartorial shocker

Max Euwe makes the first move in Browne v Karpov (Amsterdam 1976) Tony Miles’ 1…a6 is not the worst insult Karpov has suffered during a game. Four years earlier Walter Browne showed his utter contempt for the World Champion by arriving at the board in…

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Has Karpov Lost His Marbles?

Tony Miles   As it happens I am in a position to reveal exclusively to Kingpin readers (unless, of course, someone else actually offers to pay me) the true and tragic story of why the invincible Anatoly failed to dispose of that young upstart Kasparov….

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No Regrets: Boris Spassky at 60

  Lev Khariton The attractive countryside of Meudon is a 15-minute train ride from Paris. Here I came to interview Boris Spassky just three days before his 60th birthday. He reminiscences about his life, his chess career, his rivals and friends. Dear Grandmaster, I should…

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