Chess Informant 129 / book plus CD
Chess Informant 129 Big Cat presents:
Michael Adams annotates the games he played from rounds seven to ten in the British Chess Championship. His victories over Howell, Eggleston, Gawain Jones and youngster Martin Brown catapulted him to an astonishing 10/11 and the fifth British Championship title of his career.
The great successes of Magnus Carlsen, who won Bilbao Grand Prix (and one of two games vs his future world title challenger Sergey Karjakin), and Wesley So, who took the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis, are under the microscope of our dedicated authors, GMs Kapnisis and Colovic respectively.
Indian GM Sethuraman won the Asian continental championship,while the All-American continental title went to Peruvian Emilio Cordova. Both these championstell their stories from a very personal standpoint and take you on the journeyswhich led to their career best results.
Rafael Leitao showcases the London system, hitherto considered harmless but now a trendy opening in today’s top class chess. Emanuel Berg mirrorsthe white and black side of the Bayonet Attack in the King’s Indian Defence.
Mihail Marin reminds us of thedouble-edgedcharacter of the Benoni Opening, which has lost none of the sharpness it has displayed from its early days with Marshall and Nimzowitsch right up to present-day practice.
Michael Roizhas chosen games that illustrate the dynamic play of modern chess matadors - which means fighting for the initiative at any cost.
Keti Arakhamia-Grant analyses deeply a very instructive queen ending she has had to handle three times in recent tournament games.
Karsten Mueller reflects on the career of Viktor Korchnoi and testifies that we can learn a lot from the endgame technique of this great masterwho recently departed from us.
200+ annotated games...endings...combinations...studies by Afek...tournaments...
007 THE BEST GAME AND THE BEST NOVELTY
030 CARLSEN'S PATH TO VICTORY IN BILBAO
GM Spiridon Kapnisis
052 THE BIGGEST SUCCESS OF WESLEY SO´S CAREER
GM Aleksandar Colovic
068 THROUGH THE FIRE
GM S. P. Sethuraman
083 FIFTH TIME LUCKY!
GM Emilio Cordova
093 FIGHTING FOR THE INITIATIVE - AT ANY COST!
GM Michael Roiz
103 THE LONDON SYSTEM: WHERE SPARKS CAN FLY!
GM Rafael Leitao
112 SON OF SORROW
GM Mihail Marin
123 FAST AND FURIOUS
GM Emanuel Berg
131 NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE - BUT THREE TIMES!
GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Gram
144 A GREAT MASTER'S ENDGAME LEGACY
GM Karsten Mueller
159 Classification of Openings
294 COMBINATIONS - by GM Branko Tadic
296 ENDINGS - by IM Zoran Petronijevic
299 STUDIES - by GM Yochanan Afek