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Eternal, Beautiful and True

‘The thing for which Fischer’s friends most value him is an elusive purity of spirit, an integrity of purpose which springs from his respect for chess not just as a game or an intellectual discipline, but something eternal, beautiful and true. This unbending dedication does…

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‘With Chances for Both Sides . . .’

James Plaskett Complex games may demand intense scrutiny. Thirty years after this one was played in the penultimate round of the world’s most prestigious Open, I offer my final verdict. And that of Fritz9.     Plaskett – Miles     Lugano 1986     1…

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50 Must Reads

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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Chess and Politics

John L. Watson [This withering indictment of the stupidity and arrogance of chess players was written over 16 years ago. It is still relevant today and lends weight to Sarah Hurst’s recent observation that ‘chess brilliance has nothing to do with high intelligence in other areas,…

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Pub Chat with Jimmy Adams part 1

‘I love Bobby Fischer!’ Recorded interview with Sarah Hurst. Jimmy Adams began his chess career at the age of 11, when he joined a local chess club in Islington, North London. He soon became a London Junior Champion but then played relatively little chess throughout…

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The Contra Iran Variation

Chris Depasquale reveals the most significant opening novelty of the past 30 years.   Author’s note: Under no circumstances is this article to be read by any Americans. If you are an American (or think you might be) please skip to the next article IMMEDIATELY….

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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 19

OUT OF STOCK   The Kingpin Questionnaire GM Nigel Short Winning with the Closed Sicilian IM Andrew Martin Reviews The Lloyds Bank Masters 1991 IM Malcolm Pein Is There Life after the British Chess Explosion? IM Nigel Davies Where are they Now? Great Swindles of…

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Bobby Fischer Revisited: Part 2

Nagesh Havanur           Endgame by Frank Brady 402 pages, hardback Crown Publishers, 2011 http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/   ‘In life we are all duffers.’ Belgrade, 30 October 1959 Mikhail Tal has won the Candidates’ Tournament. After the closing ceremony he invites fellow participants to…

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