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Publisher: New In Chess, 2012 Edition: Magazine ISBN : 978-90-5691-386-1 Pages : 106 Language: English
Vishy Anand: "I was playing with a gun to my head."
Taking Chess to the Museum If it's up to Russian billionaire Andrey Filatov, having the World Championship match in a museum heralds a new trend in chess.
State of the Art in Moscow Vishy Anand had to fight for his life to retain his title and only managed to do so in a scintillating tiebreak. Boris Gelfand left Moscow with his head up high after 'the best month in his life' and countered criticism of the contestants' play with a heart-felt plea in defence of the grand tradition of chess and its cultural significance.
Interview: Vishy Anand While his challenger was drinking in every minute of his first fight for the crown, defending champion Vishy Anand was reliving less uplifting moments. 'It's very difficult to enjoy the World Championship. I think you can enjoy having been in one.'
Nakamura Reclaims Home Court Title Three down, five to go. Hikaru Nakamura returned to his national championship, after a year's absence, as the heavy favourite. He finished a point clear, beating his nearest rival Gata Kamsky with black in the process.
Hertan's Forcing Moves
Sammy against the Soviets Little did Samuel Reshevsky know what really awaited him, when on the eve of the Zurich 1953 Candidates' he said: 'This is going to be a tough tournament to win – probably the toughest of my career.'
Out of Love for Chess With the financial support of Oleg Skvortsov, the Zurich Chess Club staged a friendly match between Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian.
Good Memories from Malmö 'A chess player can consider himself lucky if there is an amazing tournament he is being invited to play every year. One such player is me and one such amazing tournament is the Sigeman tournament', writes Anish Giri.
Novotnys and Queen Sacrifices Jan Timman takes you on another tour of the wondrous world of studies.
Tales from Thailand Nigel Short won the Thailand Open. It wasn't his first visit to Siam.
Just Checking Which three people would Ray Robson like to invite for dinner?
Did they play your opening?
In this issue games with the following openings were annotated by world class players:
Sicilian Kamsky-Nakamura, by Nakamura Nakamura-Robson, by Robson Anand-Gelfand (tiebreak-2), by Nielsen
Scotch Kramnik-Aronian, by Kramnik
Slav Kaidanov-Kamsky, by Kaidanov Kramnik-Aronian, by Pelletier Gelfand-Anand (7), by Gelfand
Grünfeld Indian Li Chao-Caruana, by Caruana
King's Indian Anand-Gelfand (8), by Anand
Old Indian Krush-Goletiani, by Krush
Réti Tikkanen-Leko, by Leko
1.f4 Nf6 2.b3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.e4 Berg-Giri, by Giri