Material from these scarce early issues will be posted on the website. Articles include ‘The $400 Club’ by Yasser Seirawan, ‘How to Win a Lost Game with a Pizza’ and ‘Great Swindles of Our Time’.
Utterly irreverent . . . genuine wit . . . good instruction for club players
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
an entertaining, irreverent chess magazine that takes you over to the lighter side with verve and panache
uses impiety and parody to hew down the conventions of publishing, even including mock testimonials
combines an amusing style with solid instruction
leaves my game shiny, manageable, natural looking
[its] satirical nature and penchant for sharp games makes it compulsive reading for the average club player
Kingpin is a very, very nice magazine
The joy of chess is nowhere celebrated to such climactic excesses as in Kingpin
the gutter press of chess
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