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Spassky’s Toughest Simul

The chess boom triggered by the 1972 Fischer–Spassky match enthused many talented youngsters, especially in Britain. Boris Spassky became an early casualty of the fallout from the ‘English chess explosion’ when he took on a schoolboy squad over 30 boards in 1979. The event was…

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Chess Annotation as a Fine Art

 ‘A raking pin by the proud prelate. White threatens to thrust the flagship of his armada forward with the galloping move e5, leaving his discomforted steed on f6 feeling like Yasser Arafat at a barmitzvah.’   A great spoof by Colin Crouch from Kingpin 20 (Spring 1993).

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issues 17/18

OUT OF STOCK Love and the King’s Indian GM Eduard Gufeld Plaskett on the g7 Bishop GM Jim Plaskett The 140-year-old Novelty IM Colin Crouch A Game that Mattered IM Chris Ward Great Swindles of Our Time IM Colin McNab Playing the Petroff to Win…

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