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New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2020/3

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Last-minute Replacement in Shared Lead as Candidates is Stopped

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New In Chess 2020#3 brings you 98 pages of the best in Chess

This Issue:

Let the games begin…

Social distancing was on few people’s mind at the opening ceremony of the Candidates tournament in Yekaterinburg.

8 NIC’s Café

Arnold Schwarzenegger is not too impressed by the chess of his donkey. And Magnus Carlsen is a crime-fighter in a graphic comic novel.

11 Your Move

A most creative interpretation of Georges Croegaert’s painting of a chess-playing bishop.

12 Chess in times of Covid-19

The Candidates tournament in Yekaterinburg was mired in controversy from before it started. And the discussions will rage on after FIDE had to stop the event. Halfway through, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Ian Nepomniachtchi are leading. When we will know the winner is as yet unclear.

15 Celeb64: Sting

22 Fair & Square

Thoughts that make you think, from the likes of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Dick Cavett.

46 Limitless love for chess

The short and tragic life of Bazya Dzagurov, a close friend of Vassily Smyslov.

56 Desert Island Books

In days of lockdown and self-isolation, Luke McShane turned to his favourite books and some absorbing puzzles.

60 The cool Scandinavian

In his search for flexible, time-saving openings for blitz, Maxim Dlugy looks at an excellent choice against 1.e4.

60 Paravyan peaks in Gibraltar

Seeded only 22nd, Russia’s David Paravyan may have escaped the bookmakers’ attention on the eve of the Gibraltar Chess Festival.

68 Another Boy from Baku

Aydin Suleymanli sensationally won the Aeroflot Open at the age of 14. He annotates two brilliant wins.

74 Maximize Your Tactics

Find the right moves.

76 Memories of Manila

Excerpts from a riveting, wide-ranging book bursting with chess by former US Champion Stuart Rachels. 

82 Grischuk’s lessons

Judit Polgar fondly remembers her clashes with an opponent who always craved for creativity.

86 Pattern Recognition

A second queen does not necessarily make the win easier. On the contrary!

88 Sadler on Books

Amid waves of troubling news our reviewer found pleasure and consolation in the new books he read. Including two deserving five stars!

93 They Are the Champions

Le Thao Nguyen Pham is the national women’s champion of Vietnam.

94 Systematic Manoeuvres

Jan Timman is your guide to this special type of study and shows you some fine ones that he composed himself.

98 Just Checking

What is Pentala Harikrishna’s life motto?

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ISBN 9789056918965
Manufacturer New in Chess
Pages 98 pages
Publication Date Jun 24, 2020
Number of Issues Individual Issue
Notation Type FAN - Figurine