Neil Carr, who has died suddenly at only 47, was one of the most gifted chess players to emerge from the English chess explosion of the late seventies and early eighties. A child prodigy, he won the British Under-11 Championship in 1978 and lifted…Read More
Chris Depasquale reveals the most significant opening novelty of the past 30 years. Author’s note: Under no circumstances is this article to be read by any Americans. If you are an American (or think you might be) please skip to the next article IMMEDIATELY….Read More
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Publication of the British magazine Kingpin is always an eagerly-awaited event
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Aside from being funny, Kingpin is often pretty controversial too, with many an allegation or insinuation strewn amongst its pages
In the chess satire stakes @KingpinEd are masters of the art form … a veritable feast: irony, sarcasm, hyperbole
Kingpin is not a chess magazine in the normal sense of the word
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