Black to play
‘This games deserves a special prize for the most stunning move of the Olympiad’
Keene and Levy, Chess Olympiad Nice 1974: World Team Championship (Batsford, 1975), p.137
uses impiety and parody to hew down the conventions of publishing, even including mock testimonials
The joy of chess is nowhere celebrated to such climactic excesses as in Kingpin
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
Its rather coarse satirical manner may not appeal to everyone – just the majority of us who enjoy sharp games and low humour
the magazine I most enjoy . . . Gary Lane’s agony column is a must for all chess addicts
Utterly irreverent . . . genuine wit . . . good instruction for club players
Kingpin is often pretty controversial too, with many an allegation or insinuation strewn amongst its pages.
combines an amusing style with solid instruction
irreverent and entertaining
attractive zany humour
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