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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 37

  UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    Kibitzing The Poisoned Pawn skewers Nosher, noise and the rampant xenophobia of British chess Gary Lane’s Agony Column More sound advice from the savvy IM Vladimir Kramnik Stefan Goader asks the world champion why he is so…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 36

UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00  Kibitzing with the Poisoned Pawn The Poisoned Pawn skewers Kasparov, Keene and Nasty Nigel Gary Lane’s Agony Column Do the Drugs Work? We asked Renzo Verwer to find out if artificial stimulants really do improve your performance at the…

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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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Where Did Nigel Get his Nickname?

‘If Gary is Gazza, Nigel is Nosher. Etymology? “Nigel Short” anagrams schoolboyishly into Nosher L. Git.’ Julian Barnes, ‘TDF: The World Chess Championship’ The New Yorker (December 1993) reproduced in Letters from London 1990-1995 (Picador, 1995), p.269 Background Short had said there were too many grandmasters around…

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Misha’s Vodka

Stuart Conquest The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal M. Tal Cadogan, 1997, 496 pp., £17.99 I recently had the good fortune to pass the night chez one of the strongest Swiss players of all time. Drooling over his amply stocked bookshelves I came across…

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