10A Switzerland of the Sargasso: The 25th Bermuda Open Osama len Baden and Nick de Firmian
16 The Long Game Rules Torturer’s apprentice Luke McShane turns the screw
23 Is the World’s Flag about to Fall Sam Aldridge explores the bizarre universe of former Brazilian prodigy Mecking
26 Emil Sutovsky’s Creative Chess The best combo Vishy’s ever seen
29 Gary Lane’s Agony Column More sound advice from the shrewd IM
32 Grandmaster Preparation GMs Andres Rodriguez, Rafael Leitao, Ivan Sokolov and Emanuel Berg discuss professional hazards
48 The Mysteries of Chess Finally Solved! World, Meet the Alien Theory Olimpiu G. Urcan on crazy Kirsan
51 Book Reviews Justin Horton reviews:
Chess Results 1951-1955 and 1956-1960 100 Endgames You Must Know Critical Moments in Chess Find the Right Plan with AnatolyKarpov Chicago 1926 and Lake Hopatcong 1926 Chess Tournaments Julius Finn: a chess master’s life in America, 1871-1931 Why We Lose at Chess Play Chess Like the Pros Improve Your Chess at Any Age
The KGB Plays Chess: The Soviet Secret Police and the Fight for the World Chess Crown reviewed by Sarah Hurst
63 Kazamundo: Vanquisher de los viejos y los jóvenes Kaz Sussman
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