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
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Susan Lalic, Your Chess Questions Answered
Scurrilous, funny, sometimes serious, sometimes libellous
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Both serious and funny, I recommend it to anyone who wants to smile as he reads
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