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Malcolm Pein
Number of games in database: 133
Years covered: 1977 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2342 (2350 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2424
Overall record: +43 -42 =46 (50.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E30 E49 E44 E21 E47
 King's Indian (7) 
    E60 E90 E70 E81 E74
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A57 A56 A58
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A39 A30 A37 A38 A34
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D86 D85 D87
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D43 D44
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (13) 
    B09 B07 B08
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D90 D70 D97 D92 D87
 Robatsch (5) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A40 A46 D01 A45
 King's Indian (4) 
    E63 E62 E81
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C99 C85 C86 C91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Donaldson vs M Pein, 1979 0-1
   M Pein vs Svidler, 1991 1-0
   M Pein vs Anand, 1988 1-0
   J J Stewart vs M Pein, 2012 0-1

GAMES ANNOTATED BY PEIN: [what is this?]
   Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006
   M Pein vs Anand, 1988
   Kramnik vs M Sebag, 2008
   Kramnik vs J Werle, 2008

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(born Aug-14-1960, 54 years old) United Kingdom

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He is an IM from England and wrote the London Daily Telegraph chess column.

Wikipedia article: Malcolm Pein

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Large vs M Pein 1-024 1977 Lloyds Bank op 01stB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
2. M Pein vs G Lambert  ½-½31 1977 Lloyds Bank op 01stE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
3. J Henshaw vs M Pein  0-130 1977 Lloyds Bank op 01stA04 Reti Opening
4. M Pein vs J M Hodgson  0-131 1977 Lloyds Bank op 01stA14 English
5. A E Hanreck vs M Pein  0-130 1977 Lloyds Bank op 01stD90 Grunfeld
6. Kraidman vs M Pein  0-138 1979 Lloyds Bank op 03rdD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
7. M Pein vs M Sharif  ½-½27 1979 Lloyds Bank op 03rdE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
8. J Donaldson vs M Pein 0-141 1979 Lloyds Bank op 03rdB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. M Pein vs A P Law  0-174 1979 Lloyds Bank op 03rdE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
10. H Westerinen vs M Pein  1-048 1979 Lloyds Bank op 03rdB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. M Pein vs D Friedgood  0-127 1979 Lloyds Bank op 03rdA56 Benoni Defense
12. M Fuller vs M Pein  0-150 1979 Lloyds Bank op 03rdB07 Pirc
13. M Pein vs C Cuartas Bedoya  ½-½53 1979 Lloyds Bank op 03rdE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
14. M J Franklin vs M Pein  1-038 1980 BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Pein vs D Cummings  ½-½27 1980 BCF-chE15 Queen's Indian
16. B Cafferty vs M Pein  ½-½32 1980 BCF-chB07 Pirc
17. M Pein vs L Gutman  1-039 1980 Manchester Benedictine opD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
18. Hartston vs M Pein  1-050 1980 BCF-chD90 Grunfeld
19. M Pein vs E Davis  1-031 1980 BCF-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. J Cooper vs M Pein  1-095 1980 BCF-chD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. M Pein vs I R Watson  1-023 1980 BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. P Large vs M Pein  ½-½37 1980 BCF-chB07 Pirc
23. M Pein vs Hebden  0-143 1980 BCF-chA57 Benko Gambit
24. K Pytel vs M Pein  1-027 1980 Manchester Benedictine opD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
25. B Denman vs M Pein  0-128 1980 BCF-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
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Aug-19-05  mack: He wasn't much good on University Challenge the other day.
Aug-19-05  WMD: Still, he's making an honest(?) living out of chess, so good luck to him.
Aug-29-05  Averageguy: <offramp> When he used to pick up his son, he would play a game or two agaunst me. He would completely demolish me! Here is a game me and him played about a year ago. I was white:1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bcf Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bg5 d6 6.h3 h6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bg3 Be6 9.Bb3 Qd7 10.c3 Bb6 11.Nbd2 0-0-0 12.0-0 Bxh3! 13.gxh3 Qxh3 14.Bh2 g4 15.Ne1 g3 16.Resigns. He is a good teacher though. However, I don't like the Daily Telegraph. Go Guardian!!(Though it doesn't have a chess column).
Sep-23-05  Averageguy: <Go Guardian!!(Though it doesn't have a chess column).> It does now!
Oct-20-05  Averageguy: I must be grateful, beacuse it is because of ths man that I found this site in the first place! Thanks!
Dec-16-05  AlexanderMorphy: <averageguy> 0-0 was a huge mistake in your game against him, up to that point you played well and were on level terms with him. the combination is easily spotted, what were his comments after the game?
Dec-17-05  Averageguy: <AlexanderMorphy> Well this was played over a year ago and I wasn't particularly good back then, maybe 1200 or so. Afterwards he told me that I should have considered queenside castling and he showed me the game Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 to illustrate the dangers of castling into an attack.
Dec-20-05  AlexanderMorphy: yes i have analysed that game quite a few his son any good?
Dec-20-05  Averageguy: He was very young, I'd estimate around 6-9, he was alright for his age from what I can remember, I didn't see very much of his games.
Dec-21-05  AlexanderMorphy: i'd like to see more of his games as he seems to be adecent player with a win over svidler...draws with zsofia polgar, speelman, taimanov!
Dec-21-05  Averageguy: I submitted a brilliant win of his over King, but it doesn't seem to be here.
Feb-03-06  Averageguy: It is now.
Nov-24-10  BobCrisp: Wow, I didn't know that London's two main chess stores had effectively merged:

What was the deal? Is <Pein> still the head honcho?

Nov-24-10  HeMateMe: <MaxxLange: Weasels ripped my Svesh>!!

My Pein want to punish yer Ma.

Nov-24-10  HeMateMe: <The London Chess Centre in Euston Road is to close after 18 years due to the termination of the lease.

The new main London Shop will now be in Baker Street.>

Seems a positively Sherlockian development.

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  twinlark: Even organisations move Holmes.
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  wordfunph: Malcolm Pein authored..

+ Developments in the Grunfeld 1985-1987: 100 Theoretically Most Important Games

+ The Guide to Chess

+ The Blumenfeld Gambit

+ Grunfeld Defence: Exchange Variation

+ Trends in Spanish Marshall

+ How to Play the King's Indian Attack

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  wordfunph: "To my father, who, as my mother once wryly remarked, did not cook for me, wash me, dress me or take me to school but simply taught me chess, which turned out to be much more useful."

- IM Malcolm Pein (acknowledgement from his book The Guide to Chess)

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  pawn to QB4: I was at the 4NCL near Hinckley, UK recently. A friend and I watched Malcolm Pein and David Smerdon commenting on the games of the Wood Green - Guildford clash. Couple of thoughts:

Firstly, thanks very much guys: great experience, my friend commented a few weeks later that if he'd paid 20 to listen he would have gone away thinking he'd had his money's worth. Particularly their thoughts on Mickey Adams winning a rook ending: if you weren't at least an IM you couldn't listen to that without learning something. That's not a hint to start charging...

Secondly, his audience were about 20 or 30 people in the 1900-2250 sort of range. They listened fairly intently and when they asked questions it was because they genuinely hadn't understood and wanted to know the answers. It occurs to me that, in my experience, when adults in the 1200 - 1500 range ask for my thoughts they often don't listen like this. I try to explain why Bc4 might have been better than f3 and a fairly usual response is to wait for an early chance to interrupt to explain why they went for f3, and why in fact they were right to play it. Might well be Malcolm's superior abilities as a teacher, but I wondered if it might also be typical of stronger and weaker players' different approaches to learning.

Aug-14-13  BIDMONFA: Malcolm Pein

PEIN, Malcolm

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  wordfunph: "I like to point my knights at the opponent's king. Wishful thinking."

- IM Malcolm Pein

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  wordfunph: this made my day..

"All you talk about in chess is take, take, take, take, why is there never any give?"

- Mrs. Philippa Pein

Source: NIC Magazine 2013 #1

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  MissScarlett: Anyone catch Malcolm Pein on last week's <The Apprentice>, where the teams were tasked with designing and flogging their own board games? There's a repeat tonight at 12am.
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  offramp: Odd, because Bill Hartston is regularly on Gogglebox.
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  MissScarlett: True, but he doesn't own a shop that sells board games.
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