The World's Premier Chess Magazine
2012, 106 Seiten, kartoniert, englisch
Kramnik Lets England Shake
In the third edition of the London Chess Classic, the English players had a hard time of it. At the end of nine hard-fought rounds, the total score between 'the World' and 'England' was a telling 15-5. A prominent part in the massacre was played by overall winner Vladimir Kramnik, who notched up a clean 4-0 against the hosts to mark an inspired comeback after his poor result in the Tal Memorial.
Interview Vladimir Kramnik
The former World Champ speaks openly about his ambitions, the incredible stability of Magnus Carlsen, the upcoming Anand-Gelfand match, his attitude towards Garry Kasparov, the political situation in Russia and much more.
A Move that Made it into the Movies
Mihail Marin unravels the mystery of a star move that had a brief film career.
Two Games and Twice the Fun
Celebrating the legendary tournaments of 1911 and 1912, the San Sebastian New Year's festival introduced the 'Basque System', a knock-out format in which every round consists of two games played simultaneously, one with the white and one with the black pieces.
Don't Fear the Reaper
Nigel Short muses about the effects of advancing age on a chess player.
The Caretaker's Son
Of all the World Champions, Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian is perhaps the most underrated. Genna Sosonko remembers and portrays the legendary Armenian, a complex character with a fabulous talent for the game.
Hertan's Forcing Moves
The Art of the Composer
Luke McShane found the subtitle of Jan Timman's new book, 'My Journeys in the Magical World of Endgame Studies', well chosen.
A Combative Priest
A film, a book and the fate of books in general inspired Hans Ree to some rambling observations.
Giri Strikes in Reggio
Jan Timman closely followed the events in Reggio Emilia. 'You could feel the ambition bubbling from the very start.'
What is Hou Yifan's greatest fear?