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Self-Sacrifice

A landmark in chess magazine publishing passed unnoticed this week – and it wasn’t the relaunch of the BCM (that’s next week). After 56 years in print, Dragon, the bulletin of the Cambridge University Chess Club, finally entered the digital age with its 100th issue….

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Colin Crouch, 1956-2015

  Colin Crouch, who has died at the tragically young age of 58, had a magnificently mischievous sense of humour. He contributed several pieces to Kingpin, serious and funny, and wrote one of the wittiest parodies of a chess writer you are likely to read. An affable,…

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Luck

  ‘Surely in chess there is just you, your opponent, the pieces, and – in Kasparovian terms – an examination of the truth of the position. I put the matter to Colin Crouch, a bearded and amiable International Master who holds one of the strangest…

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Chess Annotation as a Fine Art

 ‘A raking pin by the proud prelate. White threatens to thrust the flagship of his armada forward with the galloping move e5, leaving his discomforted steed on f6 feeling like Yasser Arafat at a barmitzvah.’   A great spoof by Colin Crouch from Kingpin 20 (Spring 1993).

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 34

  UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    The Kingpin Questionnaire Alexander Morozevich A Clash of Opposites Taylor Kingston on Carlos Torre and Norman Whitaker Gary Lane’s Agony Column The Aussie sage has all the answers The Real World Champion Justin Horton on who has…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 33

  UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    Grandmaster’s Diary Tony Kosten Not Without My Photographer Chris Depasquale Gary Lane’s Agony Column Cryptic Crossword The Top 100 Colin Crouch Spot the Losing Continuation Richard Forster Do Not Adjust Your Chess Set… Stuart Conquest Chess and…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 28

UK: £4.00  Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00    The Kingpin Questionnaire Yasser Seirawan The Art of Not Preparing Nigel Davies Pawn Storm Richard Forster Gary Lane’s Agony Column Gary Lane Dispenses Invaluable Advice Gazza’s Gaffes Colin Crouch How Good Are You at Emulating Morphy’s Opponents? Chris…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 26

  UK: £4.00  Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00      The Kingpin Questionnaire Colin Crouch Gary Lane’s Agony Column Gary Lane dispenses invaluable advice What’s the Difference between a ‘Good’ and a ‘Bad’ Performance? Glenn Flear on the vicissitudes of the tournament circuit The Voice of Reason…

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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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