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Shortlist: Yearbook Novelty of the Year 2012
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 18:18
Like every year, New In Chess is asking its readers what they think was the best opening novelty of 2012. The inventor of the novelty will receive a prize of €350 ($450). Among those who have voted for the winning novelty, a one-year subscription to the Yearbook will be raffled. The voting for 2012 Novelty of the Year has now started. Candidate...
Move First, Think Later wins ECF book of the year award
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Friday, October 05, 2012 15:53
The book Move First, Think Later by IM Willy Hendriks won the English Chess Federation's 2012 Book of the Year award. The book is "one of the most original chess books the judges have seen for a number of years", writes the report on the ECF website. Here's the full verdict of the judges: The choice for 2012 is one of the most original chess books...
GM Stuart Conquest on Averbakh's Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes (Part 2)
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012 23:12
I seldom review chess books. To review a chess book one has to read it - at least, I always do - and this immediately presents a problem, for what if the book is no good? In that case one's time is doubly wasted, for not only has one read a worthless book, but afterwards one is obliged to write about it. In such unhappy circumstances there is no...
Stuart Conquest on Averbakh's Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes (Part 1 of 2)
Thursday, April 26, 2012 17:41
I seldom review chess books. To review a chess book one has to read it - at least, I always do - and this immediately presents a problem, for what if the book is no good? In that case one's time is doubly wasted, for not only has one read a worthless book, but afterwards one is obliged to write about it. In such unhappy circumstances there is no...
Review: The Ragozin Complex
Friday, February 03, 2012 16:28
As a life-long King's Indian player (not counting the occasional flirt with the Grünfeld), I've never been very enthusiastic about answering the move 1.d4 with putting my pawns on d5 and e6. In Queen's Gambits White always has a small but very annoying edge, the Nimzo & Queen's Indian complex somehow doesn't seem to suit my style and without...
Invisible Chess Moves is ChessCafe's Book of the Year
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Thursday, February 02, 2012 13:24
Invisible Chess Moves won the 2011 ChessCafe Book of the Year award. After several weeks of voting, the book by Yochanan Afek and Emmanuel Neiman beat Jeremy Silman's How to Reassess Your Chess and Boris Gulko & Dr Joel R. Sneed's Lessons with a Grandmaster. It was the 12th time that the prize was awarded by chess website ChessCafe. In the...
Vote for the YB Novelty of the Year 2011 and win a 1-year subscription
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 15:58
Like every year, New In Chess is asking its readers what they think was the best opening novelty of 2011. The inventor of the novelty will receive a prize of €350 ($450). Among those who have voted for the winning novelty, a one-year subscription to the Yearbook will be raffled. You might remember last year's New in Chess Yearbook Novelty of the...
Review: Yearbook 100
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 15:51
From the start of this website back in 2006 there has been no clear rule about which content would (should?) be published, except for: what kind of chess article would I, the editor-in-chief, find interesting to read? Five and a half years later I still try to follow this guideline, and it made me decide to do this review. Some of you might be...