Tuesday, February 05, 2008 18:13
Columnist Garry Kasparov is back in New In Chess 2008 # 01!
After an absence of a couple of months because of political time trouble, Kasparov writes on the butterflies he had in his stomach during his first world championship matches with Anatoly Karpov.
Further in this issue:
on-the-spot reports from Hastings, Moscow, Siberia, Merida and...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 17:31
The Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian Defence is quite popular with both top grandmasters and club players, and it is easy to see why.
It is one of the most promising replies to 1.e4, often giving rise to sharp and complex positions which require precise and inventive play from both sides.
That is probably why Alexei Shirov has included it into...
Friday, January 25, 2008 18:47
Only ten years ago, highly specialised opening books were the exception. Now they are the norm. Opening analysis has exploded in size.
That is why A Strategic Opening Repertoire by John Donaldson and Carsten Hansen is such a welcome book.
This is a new and greatly expanded (twice the size) second edition of an instant succes of ten years ago. It...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 23:39
SOS -- Secrets of Opening Surprises, Volume 8 has just arrived from the printers.
You know what that means: with just a minor investment of time, you will be able to shock your opponents with very early deviations from the regular lines in main stream openings.
But it also means danger!
It means danger, because in the next few weeks thousands of...
Sunday, January 13, 2008 22:16
On the back cover of the recently published Practical Endgame Play you can read that this is "the most important endgame book ever published".
O yeah, you will think, bla bla.
But you know what? A recent review at ChessCafe of GM Glenn Flear's fat 544 pages book acknowledged: "they may very well be right"!
Flear has established that existing...
Thursday, December 27, 2007 6:59
Alexander Khalifman's repertoire series Opening for White According to Anand has reached the Sveshnikov Sicilian in Part 10.
Why is this series so successful? It is the combination of two things: the quality of the analysis and the accessibility of the explanations.
Look at what Grandmaster Steingrimsson had to say about this Part 10 in a recent...
Friday, December 21, 2007 6:59
New In Chess 2007 # 08 has just appeared, with 106 pages full of chess delight:
on-the-spot reports from Moscow, Vitoria (Spain), Yerevan, Kemer (Turkey), Barcelona, Lubbock (Texas), Bilbao, Hersonissos (Greece) and Corsica
Magnus Carlsen on a mate in 12
an interview with Vladimir Kramnik
Genna Sosonko on Paul Keres
an SOS on the Berlin Wall...
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:00
Yearbook 85 has just been published. In the 250 pages of this issue of The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News you will get, among much else, an answer to the following questions:
Has a Scottish amateur found the remedy for Black to 12.Kb1 in the Sicilian Dragon?
What is Black's best chance in the Classical King's Indian?
Does Viktor Bologan...