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Vladimir Putin Doesn’t Play Chess

‘. . . Hillary Clinton asserted that Donald Trump is “playing checkers and Putin is playing three-dimensional chess”. . . In fact, there is no evidence that Putin plays chess, and in any case, it is not his sort of game. Chess is a contest of…

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The No.1 Bestseller

  By the same author   See also Reflections on Garry Kasparov 10 Seconds with Garry Kasparov We Need to Talk about Garry, Part 1: A New Beginning We Need to Talk about Garry, Part 2: Good Decisions We Need to Talk about Garry, Part…

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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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10 Seconds with Garry Kasparov

Kingpin reader Eileen Bristow quizzes the former World Champion.             Eileen Bristow: Do you accept that you often contradict yourself? Garry Kasparov: No I do.   If you would like to interview a chess personality, send your question to kingpinchess@yahoo.com

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