Source: ‘Miscellaneous papers relating to the Oxford University Chess Club, c.1870-’, Bodleian Library, Oxford.
With thanks to Richard James.
one of the very few chess publications that call a chess spade a chess spade
very, very entertaining . . . some of the back issues of Kingpin were instant classics
Scurrilous, funny, sometimes serious, sometimes libellous
the magazine I most enjoy . . . Gary Lane’s agony column is a must for all chess addicts
Kingpin is not a chess magazine in the normal sense of the word
[its] satirical nature and penchant for sharp games makes it compulsive reading for the average club player
leaves my game shiny, manageable, natural looking
A great English chess favourite
an entertaining, irreverent chess magazine that takes you over to the lighter side with verve and panache
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