Chess Magazine May 2021

Forwards and Backwards in Time
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In this issue:

Malcolm Pein on the latest developments in the game

He Did It!
Anish Giri dug deep to win the Magnus Carlsen Invitational

How Good is Your Chess?
Daniel King takes a look at a blistering attack by Wesley So

Back at the Board
Yochanan Afek reports on the 2021 Israeli Chess Championships

The Counter-Break
Some pawn breaks can be met by another, as Jose Vilela explains

But That’s Not Cricket
Geoff Chandler knows the three main events of 1953

Never Mind the Grandmasters...
Carl Portman didn’t want to raise Lazarus, but to bury him

Remembering Romanovsky
James Vigus enjoyed reading Romanovsky’s Selected Games

1921, not 2021
John Saunders rather enjoyed researching the 1921 Varsity match

60 Seconds with...Aga Milewska
We catch up with a key person in both CSC and the ECF

Gillian Moore
Ben Graff wonders if Gillian is Britain’s answer to Beth Harmon

The Two-Move Trap
Geoff Chandler caught up with Freddy Gordon after he beat a GM

Find the Winning Moves
Can you do as well as the players at the Magnus Carlsen Invitational?

Refining Fine: Part II
Aidan Woodger on Reuben Fine’s triumph at Hollywood in 1940

Studies with Stephenson
Brian presents a tricky selfmate in 5 which defeated John Nunn

Home News
Guildford suffered a shock defeat in the 4NCL Online League

Overseas News
Success for Gawain Jones and Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

The full answers to Find the Winning Moves

This Month’s New Releases
Books on the Caro-Kann and chess training come under the microscope

Saunders on Chess
John discovered that Sir George Thomas’s blunder wasn’t on

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Publication date:
May 05, 2021
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Chess & Bridge London
144 gram

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