|Full name||Malcolm Bernard Pein|
|Born||14 August 1960|
|Title||International Master (1986)|
Pein earned the title of International Master (IM) in 1986. Pein has been an influence in British chess for over thirty years, in the roles of player, coach, journalist, publisher, organizer, fundraiser, and entrepreneur.
He is founder and CEO of Chess in Schools and Communities which is a UK charity whose aim is to improve children’s educational outcomes and social development by introducing them to the game of chess.
In 2009, Pein devised, fundraised, and organized the London Chess Classic, the UK's first world-class elite all-play-all tournament since the Phillips & Drew GLC Chess Challenge of 1986, and was the strongest UK chess tournament by rating to date.
Malcolm Pein's journalistic career started with spells as the chess correspondent for the short-lived Today and The European newspapers. Pein started writing reports for The Daily Telegraph in 1987 before becoming their full-time correspondent in 1988. Pein has written a daily chess column every day for the 33 years, over 10,0000 columns in total. He is also the owner and executive editor of CHESS magazine, a monthly publication with an international readership.
Pein is also the representative to FIDE for the English Chess Federation (ECF) and in October 2015 was elected as ECF's International Director. In 2018, Malcolm Pein stood for election as FIDE Deputy President on Georgios Makropoulos' ticket but was unsuccessful. Malcolm Pein told Chess.com he "would be interested" in running for president in the 2022 FIDE Elections.
Malcolm has been the captain of the England Open team since October 2015, with the team enjoying notable successes at the 2016 Olympiad in Baku against China and Azerbaijan. Pein captained England to a bronze medal finish at the 2019 European Team Chess Championships in Batumi, Georgia.
In addition to his newspaper columns and magazine editorial, Pein has written a number of chess books and booklets, including:
- Grunfeld Defence (Batsford, 1981) – ISBN 978-0713435948
- Trends in Spanish Marshall (Trends Publications, 1990) – ISBN 978-1871541694
- Blumenfeld Gambit [with Jan Przewoznik] (Everyman, 1991) – ISBN 978-0080371337
- Bobby Fischer: The $5,000,000 Comeback [with Nigel Davies and Jonathan Levitt] (Cadogan, 1992) – ISBN 978-1857440423
- Daily Telegraph Guide to Chess (Batsford, 1995) – ISBN 978-0713478143
- The Exchange Grunfeld [with Adrian Mikhalchishin] (Everyman, 1996) – ISBN 978-1857440560
|This section uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.|
Malcolm Pein vs. GM Vladimir Bagirov, Zehlendorf-HSK II 1995:
1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.d4 e6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.Bg5 f6 6.Bf4 b5 7.e4 Bb7 8.Be2 Ne7 9.h4 Ng6 10.Bg3 Be7 11.h5 Nf8 12.Qc2 Na6 13.Rd1 Qa5 14.h6 g6 15.0-0 Rd8 16.Rfe1 Kf7 17.a3 Rg8 (see diagram) 18.d5 cxd5 19.exd5 Bxd5 20.Nd4 Qb6 21.Ndxb5 Rd7 22.Nxd5 Rxd5 23.Rxd5 exd5 24.Bxc4 Qc5 25.Rxe7 Kxe7 26.Bd6 Qxd6 27.Nxd6 Nc7 28.Nb5 Nfe6 29.Nxc7 1–0
- Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 322, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6
- "Staff". Chess in Schools and Communities. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
- "The English Chess Federation". www.englishchess.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
- Doggers (PeterDoggers), Peter. "Malcolm Pein: FIDE Deputy President 2018, President 2022?". Chess.com. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
- "OlimpBase :: 42nd Chess Olympiad, Baku 2016, England". www.olimpbase.org. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
- M. Pein–V. Bagirov, 2.BLN 9495 Zehlendorf-HSK II 1995