New In Chess Magazine 2011/6
Magazine, 106 pages
Classic Carlsen Best in Biel
Spoiling for a fight in each and every game, Magnus Carlsen triumphed and confirmed his number one position in the world. Perhaps the biggest sensation in Biel was the comeback of runner-up Alexander Morozevich. Faster than anyone could have dreamed of, the Russian daredevil is fighting his way back to the top.
‘Unless someone goes completely crazy we are not going to see the end of classical tournaments any time soon’, Magnus Carlsen reassured Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.
The Man behind the Curtain
Genna Sosonko portrays Boris Weinstein, co-author of David Bronstein’s book on Zurich 1953, and the man without whom the career of one of the most brilliant players of the past century would have been unthinkable.
Mr. Dortmund’s Tenth Trophy
In his first event following the Candidates’ Matches, Vladimir Kramnik surprised fans (and even himself) by trouncing the field in Dortmund. Playing aggressive chess, the Russian finished a point and a half clear of the rest to earn his 10th Dortmund title.
Led by Levon Aronian, Armenia claimed first prize without a single defeat ahead of China and Ukraine at the World Team Championships in Ningbo. Top-rated Russia had another lacklustre result.
Fix What Is Broken
‘The amount of fight in a game of chess is determined not by the rulebook but by the amount of fight in the players’, writes Garry Kasparov.