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A New Dawn for Chess

Bromance Twitter Timeline   See also The Election of Arkady Dvorkovich Russia Made the King of Chess. The U.S. Dethroned Him   With thanks to Sarah Hurst (@XSovietNews)

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Introducing a Prodigy

Peter Leko − A Future World Champion?   Tibor Karolyi The star of the Lloyd’s Bank Masters tournament last August was none of the 19 Grandmasters nor any of the countless International Masters competing. The player who attracted the greatest attention was an 11-year-old Hungarian lad….

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Hip To Be Square

Whenever the popular press presumes to write with authority about chess, the self-appointed custodians of the game (that’s us) get sniffy, usually with good reason. When chess hits the headlines it tends to trigger a reflex in newspapers. They (tabloids especially) reach for their trusty…

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The London Chess Classic Remembered

  Kingpin is privileged to be the first site to publish part of the Official Souvenir Transcript of the 2013 London Classic. (tape shows a stage with chess tables, too many chairs, irritated-looking GMs. A gaunt figure strides into their midst) Welcome to the 2013…

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We Are Family

A big family too – one that’s grown from 60 member countries in 1970 to 185 in 2015. Its vast bawling brood of small and poor satellites has made FIDE the world’s second largest sports body after FIFA. Membership and birth rate aren’t the only…

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“I ask again WHO ARE YOU?”

  In the face of bitter opposition a maverick businessman fights a campaign to lead the English Chess Federation. And succeeds. Sounds familiar? As Andrew Paulson spars with his detractors in the bear pit that is the English Chess Forum, he can take heart from…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 24

  £4.00  Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00    The Kingpin Questionnaire Susan and Bogdan Lalic Forum Edward Winter Gary Lane’s Agony Column Gary Lane Sexy Chess Openings Graham Burgess The Voice of Reason Nigel Davies   Correspondence Chess Peter Millican Great Swindles of Our Time Malcolm…

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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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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issues 17/18

OUT OF STOCK Love and the King’s Indian GM Eduard Gufeld Plaskett on the g7 Bishop GM Jim Plaskett The 140-year-old Novelty IM Colin Crouch A Game that Mattered IM Chris Ward Great Swindles of Our Time IM Colin McNab Playing the Petroff to Win…

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