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Monday, December 22, 2008 18:25
It's clear that the New in Chess publishers are experimenting. In the past, they have mostly published high-quality opening books for the serious chess student, written by famous grandmasters such as Morozevich and Bologan. With The Black Lion, written by Dutch amateur club players Jerry van Rekom and Leo Jansen, they're obviously sticking out...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 19:14
A couple of weeks ago I wrote that the New in Chess Yearbook series was one of the few 'scientific' chess books that we have in the chess scene. So I thought this would be a good occasion to do a review of the latest Yearbook to see if that statement was actually correct. By Arne Moll The Yearbook series have reached number 88 already. To be...
Sunday, October 12, 2008 1:21
Last week the legendary Bent Larsen played in his first tournament since 2004. Avoiding theory in every game, the famous Dane only played very exotic openings and scored... 0 out of 9. We urge Hans-Walter Schmitt to invite Larsen for his Chess960 tournament in Mainz next year. It was Hans Ree's column in the Dutch newspaper NRC that brought our...
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Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:10
[lang_en]Because I don't think it's really possible to write a serious review about an opening book unless you regularly play that opening yourself, I have not written about Viktor Moskalenko's previous opening book, The Fabulous Budapest Gambit. This review about his new book, The Flexible French is an attempt to compensate this lapse.[/lang_en][...
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Tuesday, April 01, 2008 17:28
[lang_nl]Exclusief interview met hoofdredacteur Aleksandar Matanovic Onlangs heeft de beroemde Schaakinformator een mooie mijlpaal bereikt: de honderdste editie is uitgekomen. Feiten, cijfers en een exclusief interview met de 77-jarige hoofdredacteur Aleksandar Matanovic.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Exclusive interview with editor-in-chief Aleksandar...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008 22:24
[lang_nl]De Hongaar Zoltan Almasi is met 6 uit 9 eerste geworden van het 50e Torneo Capodanno in Reggio Emilia. Tweede werd Vugar Gashimov uit Azerbeidjan, die de schoonheidsprijs won voor zijn overwinning op Tiviakov. (Gelukkig wordt-ie in sommige toernooien nog uitgekeerd.) We gaan uitgebreid naar deze partij kijken - een must voor 1.e4-spelers...