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Chess and Sex – The Survey

Stuart Conquest Sexually motivated assault at chess events is a serious subject. I myself have often been a victim. A well-known English GM has on several occasions groped me from behind in the presence of witnesses. ‘Later, Jim,’ is my usual response. When I played 26…

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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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Caissa, Bacchus and Chess Publishing

 Jeremy Silman  As a child (in conservative San Diego), I recall thinking about Omar Khayyam’s ‘A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou.’ Having never imbibed anything other than milk, I couldn’t quite understand what Omar was trying to say. Now we jump…

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The Hastings Years: Part 2

Stuart Conquest remembers his mentor Our first address in Hastings was 11, Cloudesley Road. Some years later an acute economic squeeze forced us to sell that spacious abode, so instead we moved a few miles west, to a small semi-detached property high up on a hill,…

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The Hastings Years: Part 1

Stuart Conquest recalls his reckless youth When one’s surname is Conquest, and when one spends ten years of one’s life in the town of Hastings, then the line: ‘Is your middle name Norman?’ (or similar witticisms) does tend to crop up with alarming frequency. I…

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The Birmingham Blues

Stuart Conquest   By my watch it is now some seven months since Tony Miles died. I was playing with the England team in Leon when the news came through. I remember coming down to breakfast that morning, picking out the usual assorted items from…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 35

UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    Kibitzing with the Poisoned Pawn Gary Lane’s Agony Column Tony Kosten’s Diary Bring Back the Guillotine, or Heads Will Roll Chris Depasquale on chess and sex Memoirs of a Mediocre Chess Player Searching for Bobby Fischer, Part 729…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 33

  UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    Grandmaster’s Diary Tony Kosten Not Without My Photographer Chris Depasquale Gary Lane’s Agony Column Cryptic Crossword The Top 100 Colin Crouch Spot the Losing Continuation Richard Forster Do Not Adjust Your Chess Set… Stuart Conquest Chess and…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 32

UK: £5.00  Europe: £6.00  RoW: £7.00    The Kingpin Questionnaire Peter Svidler Krusty the Clown Wins the Australian Championship Chris Depasquale Gary Lane’s Agony Column What’s in a Grade? Justin Horton Losing My Way to the GM Title Jonathan Rowson Do Not Adjust Your Chess…

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