New in Chess Magazine 2017/4
106 pages, brochure, New in Chess, 1. edition 2017
New In Chess 2017#4 looks at the career highlights of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov while Jan Timman explores Shakh’srecent jump into the Class of 2800. And of coursethere is an abundance of exclusive masterclasses by elite players from all over the world: Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Vishy Anand, Ian Nepomniatchi, Hou Yifan, Nils Grandelius and many others.
Other stories to enjoy and lessons to be learned in this special issue:
- On-the-spot reports from Zurich, Moscow, Baden Baden and Malmö
- Wesley So on becoming American Champion
- How sleep shapes your chess: improve your results by sleeping better
- Nigel Short: why Botvinnik deserves a reappraisal
- Pattern recognition: when two pieces are stronger than a queen
- Anish Giri on winning the Reykjavik Open
- Wladimir Klitschko, chess player
- When Alekhine copied Capa: how imitating your opponent’s style can have a devastating impact
- SOS: an early deviation against the Najdorf
- Judit Polgar: what does a team captain actually do?
- Maximize your tactics!
- How Ljubo tried to broker peace between Kramnik and Topalov
- Just checking: Harika Dronvalli
- Sadler on books: the former British Champion reviews 4 DVD’s, actually
- Are the best players getting younger and younger?
- Willem Andriessen (1938-2017): Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam pays tribute to the founder of New In Chess
- and much more
009 Founding Father
Wim Andriessen (1938-2017).
010 The Diplomatic Chess Board
How good is Putin’s chess?
012 NIC’s Café
Kevin Spacey meets Magnus Carlsen, while ‘Ljubo’ tries to broker peace between Kramnik and Topalov.
015 Your Move
In search of the oldest chess club in the world.
016 Fighting Father Time
Are the best players getting younger and younger?
017 Fair & Square
How did Eric Sykes know he was having lunch with a chess champion?
018 Cautious Manoeuvres
In Moscow the second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix turned into another draw fest as there seemed to be a ban on taking risks. Ding Liren was one of the exceptions and deservedly finished clear first.
027 Maximize Your Tactics
A puzzle a day ...
028 Mamedyarov on the Move
The Azeri is having a great year. He won the Gashimov Memorial and rated 2800 he is now #5 in the world rankings.
036 Play like Your Opponent
Studying decisive moments in World Championship matches, Mihail Marin noticed a fascinating pattern.
044 Short Stories
Nigel Short has come to the conclusion that Mikhail Botvinnik deserves a reappraisal.
046 Wesley So, Who Else?
Continuing to impress, the world’s #2 won the US Championship.
050 Better Sleeper, Better Player
How to improve your chess with your eyes benignly shut.
056 Aronian Ends Drought
The Armenian showed he is still a force to be reckoned with at the Grenke Classic.
066 Chess Pattern Recognition
Watch two pieces successfully battle a queen.
068 Secrets of Opening Surprises
6.h4 against the Najdorf (really).
072 Nakamura’s Hat-Trick
As he won the Zurich Chess Challenge for the third time, ‘Naka’ begins to see the merits of the new classical time-control.
084 Judit Polgar’s Column
The role of the team captain observed from both sides of the fence.
088 Short but Swedish
A fine tradition was revived in Malmö, Sweden.
096 Sadler on Books
DVD’s on positional themes. And some books, of course.
100 Reykjavik Open
Anish Giri had a ball and claimed outright first.
104 Escape into Chess
Reading a moving memoir Hans Ree realized how much he had not known about a man he believed to know so well.
106 Just Checking
Which work of art moves Harika Dronavalli?