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On the Ropes

  Bruno Carlier – Neil Carr Guernsey, 1986 (Notes by Neil Carr)      1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 Nc3 d6 4 Nf3 Nf6 5 h3 O-O 6 Be3 Nc6!? A common move for Black in this position is 6…b6, and after 7…

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Humdinger of a Move

  Jean-René Koch – Neil Carr French U21 Ch, Montpellier, 1987  (Notes by Neil Carr)      1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 Nf3 d6 Readers of the last Kingpin will remember (to their cost!) that I was feeling like a right Pirc during the…

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Frog in the Throat

The late Neil Carr recounted this anecdote in Kingpin 12 (Autumn 1987).    The French International U-21 Championship held in Montpellier in April was a well-run 9 round tournament which produced some fine attacking chess. It was won by L. Stratil of Czechoslovakia (Strepsil to…

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Great Swindles Of Our Time

  Neil Carr wrote some funny articles for Kingpin. His dynamic style of play, breezy sense of humour and fondness for excruciating wordplay made him an ideal contributor. This turbulent game appeared in Kingpin 11. The dubious honour of having contributed more to this section of Kingpin…

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Neil Carr: A Natural

  Neil Carr, who has died suddenly at only 47, was one of the most gifted chess players to emerge from the English chess explosion of the late seventies and early eighties. A child prodigy, he won the British Under-11 Championship in 1978 and lifted…

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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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