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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 40

UK: £6.00  Europe: £7.00  RoW: £8.00  ‘Publication of the British magazine Kingpin is always an eagerly-awaited event. Issue 40 has just appeared and  contains not only levity but also some deadly serious investigative journalism. Not to be missed.’ – Chess Notes Read a review of…

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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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Bobby Fischer Revisited: Part I

Nagesh Havanur               Endgame by Frank Brady 402 pages, hardback Crown Publishers, 2011 http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/ It all began with wedding bells in Moscow. Regina Wender, a vivacious medical student met Hans Gerhardt Fischer, a handsome scientist in 1933. Regina was…

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‘The high-voltage board’: Arthur Koestler on chess

‘Chess is a game too noble to be left to the chess-players.’ So wrote Arthur Koestler, covering the Fischer–Spassky match for the Sunday Times in 1972. So bitter had he found the pre-match shenanigans that he likened his job to that of war correspondent. Of his two…

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Bobby Fischer Writes to Kingpin

  Dear Kingpin,   Your magazine sure is great (not as great as me – I’m the greatest), way better than all those other lying chess rags whose editors have banded together to make me out to be some kinda villain! Those guys are out…

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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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