The World's Premier Chess Magazine
2012, 106 Seiten, kartoniert, englisch
Top players annotate their games
Exclusive comments by Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Vasily Ivanchuk, Sergei Movsesian, Ding Liren, Eugene Torre, Hou Yifan, Kateryna Lahno, Nadezhda Kosintseva and Alexandra Kosteniuk
Aronian leads Armenia to gold
Who was going to stop the Russians at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul? In an ultra-tight finish the top-seeds were edged out by Olympiad specialists Armenia. For the third time in six years cheering fans took to the streets of Yerevan to prepare a heroes' welcome for Levon Aronian and his men.
Interview: Eugene Torre
He is the only man in the world who participated in more than half of the Olympiads that have been held so far. A lengthy interview with Asia's first ever grandmaster about his brief stint as a movie actor, the life lessons we can draw from chess and, of course, his good friend Bobby Fischer.
What the Russian men failed to do by a hair's breadth, the Russian ladies did pull off in an equally close and breath-taking finish.
Body and mind games
According to Nigel Short Olympiads are in essence all about sex.
Too early to harvest
Over the past years no country has seen anything that comes even close to the chess boom in Turkey. Understandably the performances of the Turkish teams on their home-turf were anxiously and eagerly awaited.
Jeroen Bosch presents another opening surprise. This time a modern provocation in the Grünfeld.
Searching for eternal laws
Hans Ree read the new biography of Aron Nimzowitsch, a man he never really understood.
Hertan's Forcing Moves
'What do we learn, Palmer?'
That's one of the questions Luke McShane tries to answer in his book column.
Jan Timman remembers the grand old man of Yugoslav chess.
Which three people would Natalia Pogonina like to invite for dinner?