‘I am proud and happy’ Rare film footage of Alekhine proposing a toast to the victor after losing his world title to Euwe in 1935 ‘The greatest game that I have ever lost. This game is a perfect example of Alekhine’s courage, his self-confidence,…Read More
‘Tournament conditions at London were difficult. We played in a large room in Memorial Hall. The ventilation was magnificent, but there was no fuel for heating! To keep warm, each player bundled up in his coat, hat, scarf and gloves!’ Herman Steiner Chess Review (March 1946)Read More
Utterly irreverent . . . genuine wit . . . good instruction for club players
Please, do people really believe what they read in Kingpin? I am amazed! It’s like taking a satirical show and mistaking it for the news
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
some of the most varied, sometimes most interesting, and certainly least inhibited chess writing available today
very, very entertaining . . . some of the back issues of Kingpin were instant classics
sharper than a bone-saw!
Both serious and funny, I recommend it to anyone who wants to smile as he reads
Its rather coarse satirical manner may not appeal to everyone – just the majority of us who enjoy sharp games and low humour
very, very entertaining
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