Source: ‘Miscellaneous papers relating to the Oxford University Chess Club, c.1870-’, Bodleian Library, Oxford.
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unquestionably the funniest chess magazine in the world
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
Scurrilous, funny, sometimes serious, sometimes libellous
one of the very few chess publications that call a chess spade a chess spade
sharper than a bone-saw!
[its] satirical nature and penchant for sharp games makes it compulsive reading for the average club player
In Kingpin, nothing is sacred, and this makes Kingpin such a hit
Unpredictable, honest, the funniest
a new kind of whiteness I never thought possible with my old Chess Magazine – and without boiling
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