Malcolm Pein on…Pianissimo Practice

What is that I can hear? Why, it is none other than Malcolm Pein, extolling the virtues of a little Pianissimo Practice in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column. I hope you are making notes! Malcolm Pein on…Pianissimo Practice The Giuoco Pianissimo is a tough line to face with black. Play often develops along similar lines to the Ruy Lopez. The basic structural […]

Malcolm Pein on…Remembering Bob Wade

Today’s Daily Telegraph chess column brings a tribute by Malcolm Pein to the late, great and hugely inspirational Bob Wade. Malcolm Pein on…Remembering Bob Wade The 100th anniversary of the birth of International Master Bob Wade was on Saturday. Originally from Dunedin in New Zealand, Wade became one of the most influential figures in British chess after […]

Malcolm Pein on…Downing the Young Guns

Malcolm Pein examines some key moments from round five of the Four Nations Chess League in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column and sees some Young Guns misfiring. Malcolm Pein on…Downing the Young Guns Downend pulled off a major shock in the fifth round of the 4NCL Online League. The Bristol side were outrated by almost 300 points-a-board on […]

Malcolm Pein on…Staying Online

Malcolm Pein resumes his coverage of the match between Anish Giri and Ian Nepomniachtchi in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column, while also musing on the postponement of a number of over-the-board events. For how much longer will we be staying online? Malcolm Pein on…Staying Online Two elite tournaments in Scandinavia have been postponed. Norway Chess, with Magnus […]

Malcolm Pein on…Carlsen As Second Fiddle

Malcolm Pein continues his coverage of the Magnus Carlsen – Wesley So match in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column and explains why we are currently seeing Carlsen as second fiddle. Malcolm Pein on…Carlsen As Second Fiddle Five qualifying events remain to be played online at Chess24 before the 10-player final of the Meltwater Tour is staged by Play Magnus in […]