Kingpin No. 40 - Autumn 2009 by Jonathan Manley
Publisher: Kingpin Publishers, 2009
Edition: Paperback small
ISSN : 0969-2150
It’s Only Chess: Justin Horton laments the game’s lowly status
Machiavelli on Ice: The Story of Brain Games, Raymond Keene’s most audacious scam
"Oh shit!" Keene exclaimed, "I was hoping that it wouldn’t come out yet…"
Searching for Shlomo Fishbein: Chris Depasquale catches the poker bug
Gary Lane’s Agony Column: More sound advice from the savvy IM
Nona Gaprindashvili - First Queen of Modern Chess: The former World Champion discusses her career and favourite games with Tibor Karolyi
"Tal played unbelievably when he was drunk. I recall him sacrificing his queen just to entertain people."
No Longer Searching for Bobby Fischer: Antony Mann on a lost idol
The Chess Artist at Play: Bartek Macieja explores extraordinary creativity
"The stereotype that chess is a 'boring' game is so out of kilter with reality. Every tournament throws up funny games, positions and stories. But to appreciate them you need not only a basic chess education but a sense of the absurd.
It is the same with jokes: some of them are impossible to understand without a good sense of humour".
Dating Advice from a Chess Player: Lothario Jeremy Silman has all you need to know about the love game What’s the best way to get a chess player to go on a date with me? If you’re female and have a pulse, any chess player will be delighted to date you.
Hack Attack: Tony Kosten reveals the novelty of the century