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GYULA BREYER, Part 4

 Jimmy Adams   My book is a chess book so I did not want to wander too far beyond its natural boundaries, but I think Credo, quia absurdum, with which Tartakower concluded his article on Hypermodern Chess in The Tree of Chess Knowledge, could now…

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GYULA BREYER, Part 3

 Jimmy Adams   A continuation of my ‘Right to Reply’ to Edward Winter’s comments on my new book Gyula Breyer: The Chess Revolutionary. ‘White’s game is in the last throes’ Pages 694-696 deal with this matter, superficially, making no mention of Breyer and the Last Throes….

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GYULA BREYER, Part 2

 Jimmy Adams Here are more comments to add to those I gave last time on Edward Winter’s critique of my new book Gyula Breyer: The Chess Revolutionary. Golombek on Breyer Pages 384-385 quote extracts from three Times columns by Harry Golombek (1975, 1977 and 1978),…

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GYULA BREYER, Part 1

 Jimmy Adams   I had just enjoyed a delicious plate of spaghetti in my favourite Italian restaurant and felt I simply had to extend my compliments to the chef: ‘Luigi, this is the finest spaghetti I have ever had in my life. What did you…

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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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Sarah Hurst: 20 Questions

Sarah Hurst was a regular contributor to CHESS magazine in the 1990s and also edited the British Chess Federation’s newsletter, ChessMoves. Her fine book Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld is now available on Kindle at a bargain price. Since 2002 she has been translating…

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#crapchessbooks

Inspired by Tony Miles’ famous two-word book review, several readers have offered suggestions for chess books that should never be written. There are more on Kingpin’s Facebook page.   They say that everyone has a crap book in them, so please send us your ideas!  (Mig…

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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 31

UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    The Kingpin Questionnaire Pia Cramling is in time trouble Over the Limit Nigel Davies, substance abuser Gary Lane’s Agony Column Tony Kosten’s Diary Losing My Way to the GM Title Jonathan Rowson dons his hair shirt Capablanca 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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