The World's Premier Chess Magazine
2014, 106 Seiten, kartoniert, englisch
Karjakin Carlsen Style
On the World Champion’s home turf, Sergey Karjakin miraculously defended his Norway Chess title with a Magnus Carlsen specialty, a devastating final sprint from a seemingly hopeless position.
Nigel Short looks at 19 years of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and sees more than ample reason to vote for change at the FIDE presidential elections.
A Winner Takes It All
At the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championship, Magnus Carlsen proved that he is the best in any FIDE rated time-control. Loek van Wely presents the main protagonists in Dubai and lets himself be guided by his idea of ‘defining moments’. Magnus Carlsen comments on both a rapid and a blitz game!
Fair & Square
‘What a lousy move!’
But it was played by Magnus Carlsen! Jeroen Bosch explains the S.O.S. merits of the Ruy Lopez Alapin.
FIDE Grand Prix
Thanks to victories in Khanty-Mansiysk and Lopota World Champion Hou Yifan is back in the race to win the Women’s GP.
Jan Timman profiles one of his strongest rivals. A fellow globetrotter with a special talent. ‘I believe that, after Kasparov and Karpov, I have learned the most from him.’
Should Be Easy!
Matthew Sadler makes a strong plea for (good) puzzle books.
What would Laurent Fressinet save from his house if it were on fire?