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Publisher: New In Chess, 2011 Edition: Magazine ISBN: 978-90-5691-351-9 Pages : 106 Language: English
Back to Work After a brief paternal leave World Champion Vishy Anand returned to competitive chess with a dashing win over Alexey Shirov in Leon.
We Love the 90s Show Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, the most gifted chess players born in 1990, dominated the Kings' Tournament in the Romanian town of Medias. The Norwegian won thanks to a better tiebreak.
'Zurich 1953' Revisited David Bronstein's classic on Zurich 1953 is arguably the most famous tournament book in chess literature. Mihail Marin 'rediscovered' the two volumes that Miguel Najdorf dedicated to this titanic struggle.
Short but Swedish At the age of 19, the Sigeman tournament can look back on a happy childhood and look forward to a memorable jubilee next year.
In and Out of Africa Nigel Short writes about his recent journeys. 'When playing in such countries, it is advantageous to be as phlegmatic as possible: anything can happen and probably will.'
Houdini and the Others These days the world top relies on a whole new generation of engines, with names like Firebird, Stockfish or, the strongest and most popular of them all, Houdini.
Osip Bernstein's Long Life Genna Sosonko portrays an almost forgotten master who once competed with the very best in the world.
Chess in the Capital For the first time in his career Ruslan Ponomariov won the Ukrainian championship.
The Relevance of Reverence (and Elephants) Luke McShane reviews the chess books he read recently.
Mr. Sabbatical Enjoying a well-deserved sabbatical Loek van Wely won in Las Vegas and came close to winning in Philadelphia.
S.O.S.: An Unusual Taimanov
Poetry and Gruesome Deaths Hans Ree thoroughly enjoyed Christian Hesse's The Joys of Chess.
Hertan's Forcing Moves
Morozevich's Comeback Jan Timman takes a closer look at Alexander Morozevich's return to good form at the Russian Higher League.
Kirsan's War On Chess 'Ilyumzhinov has been poisoning the roots of chess since he took office, a steady campaign to trivialize the game and its players', writes Garry Kasparov.
Just Checking Any idea who Wesley So would like to invite for dinner?
Did They Play Your Opening?
Sicilian Matikozian-Van Wely, by Van Wely Adams-Ehlvest, by Van Wely
Pirc Karjakin-Ivanchuk, by Karjakin
Caro-Kann Shirov-Anand, by Anand
Ruy Lopez Nisipeanu-Ivanchuk, by Nisipeanu
Italian Game Ivanchuk-Karjakin, by Karjakin
Queen's Gambit Declined Kacheishvili-Akobian, by Van Wely
Slav So-Shirov, by So
Nimzo-Indian Morozevich-Sjugirov, by Timman Carlsen-Ivanchuk, by Carlsen Moiseenko-Ponomariov, by Ponomariov