New In Chess Magazine 2012/1
'I like playing chess now probably more than ever' - Vladimir Kramnik, Interview
Magazine, 98 pages
Kramnik Lets England Shake
In the third edition of the London Chess Classic, the English players had a hard time of it. At the end of nine hard-fought rounds, the total score between 'the World' and 'England' was a telling 15-5. A prominent part in the massacre was played by overall winner Vladimir Kramnik, who notched up a clean 4-0 against the hosts to mark an inspired comeback after his poor result in the Tal Memorial.
Interview Vladimir Kramnik
The former World Champ speaks openly about his ambitions, the incredible stability of Magnus Carlsen, the upcoming Anand-Gelfand match, his attitude towards Garry Kasparov, the political situation in Russia and much more.
Two Games and Twice the Fun
Celebrating the legendary tournaments of 1911 and 1912, the San Sebastian New Year's festival introduced the 'Basque System', a knock-out format in which every round consists of two games played simultaneously, one with the white and one with the black pieces.
The Caretaker's Son
Of all the World Champions, Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian is perhaps the most underrated. Genna Sosonko remembers and portrays the legendary Armenian, a complex character with a fabulous talent for the game
A Combative Priest
A film, a book and the fate of books in general inspired Hans Ree to some rambling observations.
Giri Strikes in Reggio
ISBN : 978-90-5691-383-0