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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 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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Keith Arkell Celebrates a Sage of Strategy

  ‘Ulf Andersson’s style  is a remarkable blend of Stahlberg and Petrosian, with a sprinkling of Nimzowitsch thrown in for good measure. Its subtlety must appeal to the connoisseur, and his deep understanding of the game make him a Grandmaster of the highest order.’ Harry…

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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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