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New In Chess 2021#3 brings you 106 pages of the best in Chess

This issue:

6 Peak performance
2016 Russian Champion Alexander Riazantsev took a chess set to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

8 NIC’s Café
In 1972 Bobby Fischer needed just 23 seconds to solve the ‘15 Puzzle’ on The Tonight Show and told Johnny Carson that he could hold the world title for about 30 years...

10 Giri reigns supreme
Despite a commanding performance, Magnus Carlsen finished yet another tournament without coming out on top. The undisputed star of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational was Anish Giri, who remained brilliant and resilient till the last day.

14 Fair & Square
Luciano Pavarotti knew that in singing you cannot rely on bluff. ‘It’s not a poker game. It’s a chess game.’

17 Celeb64: Mick Schumacher

44 Interview: Anish Giri
The winner of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational is on a roll and may take his good form to Yekaterinburg. ‘I like healthy chess.’

48 America’s forgotten champion
Bruce Monson presents the story and mystery of LaVieve Hines, easily the strongest American female chess player you’ve never heard of.

60 Jaw-dropping engine moves
Noam Manella is fascinated by incredible computer moves that are out of this world, but in fact easy to understand.

68 Interview: Levon Aronian
The Armenian star speaks about his switch to Team USA and his darkest hours after the death of his wife Arianne. And about the spiritual strength and the light of a new love that helped him back on his feet again.

76 Blitz with Walter
Maxim Dlugy pays tribute to blitz pioneer Walter Browne.

82 Maximize Your Tactics
Find the right moves.

84 The fruits of harmony
Judit Polgar remembers the seventh World Champion Vasily Smyslov, who affectionately called her ‘Tal in a skirt’.

88 How to study chess on your own
Many players rather cut corners than work seriously to improve their game. Davorin Kuljasevic makes a case for a structured and effective way to study chess.

96 Sadler on Books
Brushing up on our openings sounds like a good plan during lockdown. Matthew Sadler discovered that the repertoires on offer are often quite, eh, ... different!

101 What would you play?
Test your decision-making skills with Thomas ‘Toolbox’ Willemze.

105 They are The Champions
Svetlana Petrenko is the national women’s champion of Moldova.

106 Just Checking
Which three people would Kaja Snare like to invite for dinner?

New In Chess 2021 #4 brings you 106 pages of the best in Chess

This issue:

6 The Chess Police
Cops in Pittsburgh are fostering a better relationship with the public they serve simply by sitting down to play chess with them.

8 NIC’s Café
Finally we find out the real origins of Batman’s strategic mastery.

10 The wait is over
After 400 long days Ian Nepomniachtchi won the Candidates tournament in Yekaterinburg. The tension that had built up for so many months, was essentially released in a week, as ‘Nepo’ only needed five games to become Magnus Carlsen’s next Challenger.

18 Fair & Square
How does world-famous string theorist Michio Kaku see the universe?

42 Finding Nepo
Mark Glukhovsky weighs his compatriot’s chances to dethrone ‘the strongest chess player of the 21st century’.

46 Nineteen Forever
Jan Timman describes the preamble to Bobby Fischer’s Candidates match against Tigran Petrosian in 1971 and analyses the first game that took the American’s winning streak to an incredible 19 games.

54 Carlsen ends 6-month drought
His last tournament win dated back to last October. The Norwegian finally shook off his discontent and frustration as he clinched the New In Chess Classic, beating old rival Hikaru Nakamura in the final.

57 Celeb64: Will Smith

59 Champion rating Champions
Magnus Carlsen awards points to the World Champions starting from Fischer (and including himself!) for ‘genius’, ‘entertainment’, ‘influence’ and ‘sanity’(!).

72 Maximize Your Tactics
Find the right moves.

74 Judit Polgar on Kasparov
The opening and middlegame play of the 13th World Champion are rightly famous, but let’s not forget about his endgame virtuosity either.

79 What would you play?
Test your decision-making skills with Thomas ‘Toolbox’ Willemze.

84 The Magnus challenge
Maxim Dlugy looks at the lessons that can be learned from the blitz marathon the World Champion played against 19 of the best juniors in the world.

93 They are the Champions
Amir Zaibi is the national champion of Tunisia.

94 Sadler on Books
Why would we waste time going over stuff we already ‘know’? Because chess knowledge is trainable!

100 A fearless youngster
Jan Timman describes the style of ­Praggnanandhaa as ‘strategically sound, tactically alert, and sharp’.

106 Just Checking
Which three people would Vincent Keymer like to invite for dinner?

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ISBN 9789056919511
Pages 106 pages
Publication Date Sep 13, 2021
Number of Issues Individual Issue
Notation Type FAN - Figurine
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