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New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2021/6

World Cup Winner Jan-Krzysztof Duda
New in Chess is the magazine of choice for serious Chess players. If it is happening in Chess, you'll read about it in New in Chess Magazine. It features On the spot tournament reports, in-depth interviews with top players, comprehensive analysis
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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 #6 brings you 106 pages of the best in Chess

This issue:

6 Zugzwang
Stefan Zweig’s famous Schachnovelle (The Royal Game) has once again been adapted for the big screen.

8 NIC’s Café
Is there chess life after being ‘young Beth Harmon’? For Isla Johnston there certainly is! And how do you keep David Howell and Phil Wang apart?

10 Interview: Jan-Krzysztof Duda
‘It felt natural to me that I would become World Champion one day. Now, the closer I get, the more obstacles I see.’

16 ‘JKD’ shines in Sochi
After three long weeks of in-person chess, Jan-Krzysztof Duda emerged victorious at the 2021 World Cup. With his win he qualified for the Candidates tournament, as did runner-up Sergey Karjakin.

21 Celeb64: Robin Williams

34 Fair & Square
Why did Mikhail Botvinnik believe that ‘Chess is a socialistic game’?

44 Magnificent encore
Having stumbled in the semi-finals, Magnus Carlsen bid farewell to the World Cup with two brilliancies.

52 KO is OK
Women’s World Cup winner Alexandra Kosteniuk has a special knack for knockout championships.

56 The truth seeker
Atle Grønn portrays Norwegian legend Knut Helmers (1957-2021), who will be remembered as ‘the coach of the coach of the World Champion’, the man who polished the raw chess talent of Simen Agdestein in the 1980s.

64 Magnus Carlsen teaches chess
The World Champion returns to one of his favourite combinations.

66 So wins Chessable Masters
Wesley So clinched his third victory in the penultimate leg of the Meltwater Champions Tour and remained within striking distance of overall leader Magnus Carlsen.

78 Maximize Your Tactics
Find the right moves.

80 Judit Polgar
Our columnist looks at endgame fortresses that can salvage seemingly hopeless positions.

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

90 Sadler on Books
Candid and personal books by Mark Taimanov and Nigel Short, and more.

96 Asian Rising Stars
Jan Timman looks at the remarkable World Cup achievements of three youngsters whose ambitions know no bounds.

105 They are The Champions
Dante Beukes is the national champion of Namibia.

106 Just Checking
What would people be surprised to know about ‘JKD’’s trainer Kamil Miton?

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ISBN 9789056919535
Pages 106 pages
Publication Date Sep 7, 2021
Number of Issues Individual Issue
Notation Type FAN - Figurine

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