Unorthodox Chess Openings
Cardoza Publishing, 1998, 520 pp., £18.95
Published in Kingpin 29 (Autumn 1998)
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sharper than a bone-saw!
Kingpin is not a chess magazine in the normal sense of the word
those who are unfamiliar with Kingpin are missing out on a real delight: there are many good chess magazines around, but in my opinion Kingpin is the best out there
Utterly irreverent . . . genuine wit . . . good instruction for club players
In Kingpin, nothing is sacred, and this makes Kingpin such a hit
Its rather coarse satirical manner may not appeal to everyone – just the majority of us who enjoy sharp games and low humour
the magazine I most enjoy . . . Gary Lane’s agony column is a must for all chess addicts
one of my favorite magazines
irreverent and entertaining
uses impiety and parody to hew down the conventions of publishing, even including mock testimonials
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