The chess boom triggered by the 1972 Fischer–Spassky match enthused many talented youngsters, especially in Britain. Boris Spassky became an early casualty of the fallout from the ‘English chess explosion’ when he took on a schoolboy squad over 30 boards in 1979. The event was…Read More
Andrew Whiteley, who has died aged 67, belonged to the generation of players who ushered in the ‘English Chess Explosion’ of the late 1970s. Most of them cut their teeth as students at either Oxford (Botterill, Lee, Markland, Whiteley) or Cambridge (Hartston, Keene, Stean, Williams)….Read More
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
very, very entertaining
Aside from being funny, Kingpin is often pretty controversial too, with many an allegation or insinuation strewn amongst its pages
Publication of the British magazine Kingpin is always an eagerly-awaited event
een mixture van absolute totale kolder en serieuze schaakinformatie
a new kind of whiteness I never thought possible with my old Chess Magazine – and without boiling
one of my favorite magazines
Its rather coarse satirical manner may not appeal to everyone – just the majority of us who enjoy sharp games and low humour
Kingpin is often pretty controversial too, with many an allegation or insinuation strewn amongst its pages.
uses impiety and parody to hew down the conventions of publishing, even including mock testimonials
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