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Nick de Firmian: 20 Questions

Nick de Firmian was born on 26 July 1957. He became a Grandmaster in 1985 and won the US Championship three times, in 1987, 1995 and 1998. Noted for his deep knowledge of the openings, he wrote the latest edition of Modern Chess Openings. As…

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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 the…

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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 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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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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Generous to a Fault

From Grandmaster Tony Miles Sir, I was stunned to read your recent issues casting doubt on the legendary and overwhelming generosity of International Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE. I cannot allow such malicious rubbish to go unanswered. No doubt some readers will be quite surprised to…

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Unorthodox Chess Openings

Unorthodox Chess Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza Publishing, 1998, 520 pp., £18.95 Utter crap. Tony Miles Published in Kingpin 29 (Autumn 1998) Buy it here Also see #crapchessbooks More #crapchessbooks

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Samurai Chess

Samurai Chess: Mastering the Martial Art of the Mind Michael Gelb and Raymond Keene Aurum Press, 1997, 224pp., £15.95   Frankly I wish I’d never agreed to review this book. Criticism of it will inevitably seem like gratuitous Mondo knocking, and praise will be seriously…

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