How delightful . . . to see a new website chronicling the Penguin’s career and reproducing many of the articles in which Lord Gnome revealed Keene’s unsavoury history as a chess impresario and businessman. The site – kingpinchess.net – is run by the magazine Kingpin, described by one international chess master as “the Private Eye of the chess world”.
Private Eye , No.1253, 8 January-21 January 2010
It seems to me that you haven’t quite achieved the manic, off-the-wall style of humour that Informator manages so well, but you run them a pretty good second
Publication of the British magazine Kingpin is always an eagerly-awaited event
Edward Winter, Chess Notes
some of the most varied, sometimes most interesting, and certainly least inhibited chess writing available today
a must-read for everyone who doesn’t take chess too seriously; it’s especially a must-read for everyone who does take chess seriously
a new kind of whiteness I never thought possible with my old Chess Magazine – and without boiling
one of the very few chess publications that call a chess spade a chess spade
Both serious and funny, I recommend it to anyone who wants to smile as he reads
Jeremy Silman, Inside Chess
[its] satirical nature and penchant for sharp games makes it compulsive reading for the average club player
uses impiety and parody to hew down the conventions of publishing, even including mock testimonials
Edward Winter, Chess Notes
If more people read this magazine then it would have a higher circulation
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