Source: ‘Miscellaneous papers relating to the Oxford University Chess Club, c.1870-’, Bodleian Library, Oxford.
With thanks to Richard James.
Kingpin is often pretty controversial too, with many an allegation or insinuation strewn amongst its pages.
some of the most varied, sometimes most interesting, and certainly least inhibited chess writing available today
Kingpin is a very, very nice magazine
[its] satirical nature and penchant for sharp games makes it compulsive reading for the average club player
Kingpin is not a chess magazine in the normal sense of the word
attractive zany humour
the magazine I most enjoy . . . Gary Lane’s agony column is a must for all chess addicts
Scurrilous, funny, sometimes serious, sometimes libellous
very, very entertaining . . . some of the back issues of Kingpin were instant classics
very, very entertaining
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