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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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Confessions of a Crooked Chess Master – Part 2

Michael Basman   International Intrigue   It was Hastings 1967-8 at the annual congress run by Frank Rhoden. I had not been doing particularly well after having bullied Frank into giving me a place in the tournament. ‘I’ve got to invite Keene, Hartston and Penrose,…

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Confessions of a Crooked Chess Master – Part 1

Michael Basman   The Slippery Slope   My first step along the road to perdition came in the London Under-14 Boys Championship in 1959 (in those days girls didn’t or couldn’t play chess). It was round 5 and I was playing J.N. Eyres of Colfe’s…

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A Fish Who Makes a Lemon is Busted

The Students’ Olympiad 1967  W. R. Hartston   This event was held in Harrachov, Czechoslovakia in July and Cambridge University provided two members of the English team. On board two I scored two wins, nine draws and one loss in soporific style while on board…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 27

  UK: £4.00  Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00    The Kingpin Questionnaire Eddie Gufeld lists his likes and self-likes Gary Lane’s Agony Column More no-nonsense advice from the well-informed IM Gary’s Handy Hints Gary Lane’s fail-safe guide to get the most from your chess Did Intel Break…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 21

UK: £4.00  Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00    The Kingpin Questionnaire IM Michael Basman Sexy Chess Openings FM Graham Burgess Computer Chess Eric Hallsworth How Good is Your Hacking? IM Chris Ward Not the World Championship Special Section Correspondence Chess FM Peter Sowray Forum Edward Winter…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 20

UK: £4.00 Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00  The Kingpin Questionnaire GM Jim Plaskett Staunton – The Play IM Colin Crouch Confessions of a Crooked Chess Master IM Michael Basman Forum Edward Winter Sophisticated Ideas for Club Players: No.2 ‘Detonation’ GM Mikhail Tseitlin Letters Game of the…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 15

UK: £4.00  Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00    The Player’s Player GM Ray Keene, IM Keith Arkell, IM Malcolm Pein Attacking with the Closed Sicilian IM Andrew Martin Letters GM Tony Miles, Ida Eddis Foster Positional Chess IM Michael Basman Bela Perenyi 1953 – 1988 IM…

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