Source: ‘Miscellaneous papers relating to the Oxford University Chess Club, c.1870-’, Bodleian Library, Oxford.
With thanks to Richard James.
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
the gutter press of chess
very, very entertaining . . . some of the back issues of Kingpin were instant classics
I actually paid good money for No.9
Aside from being funny, Kingpin is often pretty controversial too, with many an allegation or insinuation strewn amongst its pages
very, very entertaining
Kingpin is not a chess magazine in the normal sense of the word
In the chess satire stakes @KingpinEd are masters of the art form … a veritable feast: irony, sarcasm, hyperbole
[its] satirical nature and penchant for sharp games makes it compulsive reading for the average club player
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