New In Chess 2018/5

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New In Chess 2018#5 brings you 108 pages of the best in Chess

The new women’s World Champion

A profile of Ju Wenjun and exclusive game notes by the new champ.

Fabiano Caruana wins Norway Chess

Magnus Carlsen had an explosive start at Altibox Norway Chess. But then the World Champion stalled and it was his upcoming Challenger who crowned a mighty comeback.

Play It Again, Sam...

Hot on the heels of his win at the US Championship, Sam Shankland claimed the Capablanca Memorial and the American Continental Championship.

Wesley So dominates Grand Chess Tour

The first two legs of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour saw Wesley So in great shape. Both in Leuven and in Paris the American topped the rapid competition and he is leading the overall standings.

The Blitz Whisperer

Maxim Dlugy explains why Hikaru Nakamura is such an exceptional Blitz player.

Judit Polgar

Tactical tricks and puzzles are inspiring, as Judit Polgar will show you.

Secrets of Opening Surprises

An anti-anti-Grünfeld

Playing against ‘a god’

On the occasion of his 90th birthday, Pal Benko shows the chances he missed in his games against Bobby Fischer.

Column Nigel Short

Nigel Short gives an update on his attempt to become FIDE President.

Chess Pattern Recognition

You offer a knight and continue to do so when your opponent spurns it. Who will blink first?

Maximize Your Tactics

Find the right moves.

Sadler on Books

Sam Shankland wrote a masterful book on pawns and our reviewer loved it.


Hans Ree read Genna Sosonko’s ‘warts and all’ memoir about Viktor Kortchnoi.

Baden-Baden anyway

Jan Timman looks at the exciting finish of the Bundesliga.

Just Checking

What is Bassem Amin’s life motto?

The Road to Kathmandu

As Nepal continues to recover from the 2015 earthquake, chess can make a contribution.

NIC’s Café

Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant believes chess is good for the brain.

Your Move

Alexander Grischuk informs us what was really in the bottle he showed at a press conference during the Candidates.

Rarely dull

A graphic on the history of the Women’s World Championship.

Fair & Square

Charles Krauthammer knew the dangers of the game he loved dearly.

Celeb64: Yoko Ono

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July 20, 2018
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