It’s a measure of how drab the World Championship has been that Magnus Carlsen allegedly falling asleep at the board and the double blunder in Game 6 have provided its most dramatic moments. The blunder is beautifully captured in this short clip featuring IM Lawrence…Read More
When he took up playing poker seriously Alexander Grischuk was already an elite grandmaster. He’s convinced that chess skills such as concentration, psychology, logical thinking and endurance helped his poker no end, but he’s less persuaded that poker has helped his chess. But for his habitual…Read More
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Kingpin is often pretty controversial too, with many an allegation or insinuation strewn amongst its pages.
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
The joy of chess is nowhere celebrated to such climactic excesses as in Kingpin
Publication of the British magazine Kingpin is always an eagerly-awaited event
een mixture van absolute totale kolder en serieuze schaakinformatie
In the chess satire stakes @KingpinEd are masters of the art form … a veritable feast: irony, sarcasm, hyperbole
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
very, very entertaining
Utterly irreverent . . . genuine wit . . . good instruction for club players
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