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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 14

UK: £4.00  Europe: £5.00  RoW: £6.00    The Players’ Player GM Jim Plaskett, IM Paul Littlewood Letters Ray Keene replies Kingpin’s Page 7 Fellas Hungarian Rhapsody IM Tibor Karolyi ‘New Lady Here Tonight’ Faye Ainscow The Itinerant Master IM Malcolm Pein Bogo-A-Go-Go GM Adrian Mikhalchishin…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 20

OUT OF STOCK     The Kingpin Questionnaire GM Jim Plaskett Staunton – The Play IM Colin Crouch Is Confessions of a Crooked Chess Master IM Michael Basman Correspondence Chess FM Peter Sowray Forum Edward Winter Sophisticated Ideas for Club Players GM Mikhail Tseitlin Game…

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“A must-read for everyone who doesn’t take chess too seriously; it’s especially a must-read for everyone who does take chess seriously!” ChessVibes “. . . very, very entertaining . . . some of the back issues were classics and I have some of them at home . . ….

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Peter Svidler’s Questionnaire

What is your earliest memory of playing chess? I have quite a few, including the ones my parents have described to me when I grew up, but the very earliest is the recollection of beating some dude a year older than me when at the…

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Bobby Fischer Writes to Kingpin

  Dear Kingpin,   Your magazine sure is great (not as great as me – I’m the greatest), way better than all those other lying chess rags whose editors have banded together to make me out to be some kinda villain! Those guys are out…

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‘The queen ain’t no bitch. She got all the moves.’

Chess scene from ‘The Wire’ ‘The Buys’ (2002) D’Angelo Barksdale: Yo, what was that? Wallace: Hm? D’Angelo Barksdale: Castle can’t move like that. Yo, castle move up and down and sideways like. Preston ‘Bodie’ Broadus: Nah, we ain’t playing that. Wallace: Yeah, look at the…

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David Levy on the Brain Games Scandal, 2000-2003

How Could You Do This Raymond? An open letter to Raymond Keene 4 April 2000 Raymond Keene and a Matter of £50,000 – The Full Truth Emerges 8 August 2001 Is Fraud a Brain Game? 6 January 2002 A ‘Pump-and-Dump’ Fraud from Brain Games 21…

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