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Publisher: New In Chess, 2013 Edition: Magazine ISBN : 978-90-5691-410-3 Pages : 106 Language: English
Carlsen Is Caissa’s Darling The London Candidates’ will be remembered as one of the truly great chess tournaments in history. In a surreal finish Magnus Carlsen edged out Vladimir Kramnik to earn the right to challenge World Champion Vishy Anand.
Interview: Garry Kasparov The 13th World Champion shares his thoughts on Carlsen’s miraculous escape to the World Championship match, Kramnik’s ‘best tournament of his life’ and, of course, Ivanchuk.
The Beautiful Game Jimmy Adams tells the story of the beauty prize at the 1967 Monte Carlo Chess Festival.
The Next Step Pavel Eljanov presents his view on the 3-move draw he made to win the Reykjavik Open.
Terror Tourism This time his travels took our globetrotting columnist Nigel Short to Northern Ireland and Iran.
Ukraine Takes Gold At the Women’s World Team Championship in Astana rating favourites Ukraine lived up to expectations.
Beware: Brilliancy! Yochanan Afek retains a keen eye for baffling moves.
Move or Method Willy Hendriks’ debut Move First, Think Later caused quite a stir. The author answers his critics.
History Repeating Find out if you’d like to read the books Luke McShane has been reading.
Dark Times Hans Ree reread Tartakower’s newspaper articles on AVRO 1938, possibly the ‘most elite tournament’ of all time.
Svidler’s Repertoire Jan Timman takes a closer look at the openings Peter Svidler played in London.
Just Checking Who would Anastasia Karlovich like to invite to dinner?
Did they play your opening?
In this issue games with the following openings were annotated by world class players:
Sicilian Carlsen-Gelfand, by Nielsen Carlsen-Ivanchuk, by Giri
French Svidler-Ivanchuk, by Timman
Ruy Lopez Carlsen-Svidler, by Svidler Svidler-Carlsen, by Giri
Queen's Gambit Declined Gelfand-Aronian, by Giri
Slav Cheparinov-Eljanov, by Eljanov
Grünfeld Indian Kramnik-Svidler, by Timman Khurtsidze-Muzychuk, by M.Muzychuk
King's Indian Aronian-Radjabov, by Giri Svidler-Grischuk, by Timman Svidler-Radjabov, by Timman