New In Chess Magazine 2012/2
Levon Aronian is taking his game to a new level
Magazine, 106 pages
Wonderful Wijk aan Zee
The two top-seeds arrived in high spirits, well rested from sunny vacations in Egypt and Asia, and highly motivated to leave their mark on the 74th edition of the finest chess festival in the world. Magnus Carlsen dealt the first blows, but in the end he could not keep up with Levon Aronian, who showed great resilience and played amazing chess.
Interview Levon Aroniank
Following his star performance at the Tata Steel tournament, the current number two in the world rankings speaks about the intense work he has done and continues to do to weed out imperfections in his play and his desire to take his game to an entirely new level.
‘Did Cleopatra play chess?’
Jimmy Adams portrays chess diva Lisa Lane, who made newspaper headlines after withdrawing from the 1961/62 Hastings tournament because she was too much in love to concentrate on her games.
Hou Yifan (a spectacular 2872 performance) and Nigel Short (winner after a blitz play-off) wrote history at the 10th Tradewise Festival.
Back to the Coast
Jan Timman notes that the B-Group has grown a lot stronger 42 years after he made his Wijk aan Zee debut in this group.
ISBN : 978-90-5691-384-7