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Publisher: Chess Informant, 2013, Pages 336, Paperback

GARRY’S CHOICE  – By GM Garry Kasparov, 13th World Champion

Garry annotates the Caruana-Adams encounter from Dortmund 2013, which gives rise to the magnificent story of the Berlin Wall (the chess wall!). Five reference games included.

OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES – By GM Mihail Marin

Mihail elaborates on the theme of the “Positional queen sacrifice and the strong passed pawn”, through six illustrative games, starting with the freshest, Kramnik-Andreekin from WCC Tromso 2013.

STAND UP AND FIGHT  – By GM Adrian Mikhalchishin

A famous trainer’s personal diaries about Schlechter/Fisher/Sozin variation of Sicilian Defense. So many lines, references and explanations packed in two games.

MY WAY – By GM Alexander Moiseenko, European Champion 2013

As feedback to the article by Sarunas Sulskis from Informant 117, Alexander, the newly crowned European Champion, discusses three of the wins that contributed to his ascent on the throne.

INTERCEPTION – By GM Sarunas Sulskis

Round by round, the 2013 World Cup in Tromso comes under Sarunas’ microscope, with 12 selected games. Magnificent story, deep annotations.

BOSSA NOVA  -  By GM Rafael Leitao

As a participant of the World Cup 2013, Rafael sheds light on the most interesting theoretical novelties from the event, with his own analytical observations.

HAVE NO FEAR – By GM Alexander Ipatov

He is one of the most talented young GMs in the world, World Junior Champion 2012 and World Junior Vice-Champion 2013. Recently, Alex conquered South Africa and this is the story about the Cape Town tournament, with five annotated games.

Chess Informant 118 Columnists

INSPIRING MOMENTS – By IM John Bartholomew and GM Wesley So

Super-GM Wesley So played a tournament and gave a simul in Minessota. John interviewed Wesley, and they mutually present some games and interesting positions from this “hidden gem” event.

EN ROUTE – By GM Emanuel Berg

Berg’s successful summer tour includes GM tournament in Gothenburg, Portugal league and rapid event in Lidkoping. Diary-style story with 10 annotated games.

UNCENSORED – By Suat Atalik

Suat is often sharp and controversial in his comments, but not this time - it was a ladies’ event! He is presenting the European Individual Women’s Championship, played in Belgrade, through 16 selected games.

WORD OF A CHAMPION – By Hoang Thanh Trang, European Champion 2013

She is the newly crowned champion of the Old Continent. The now-Hungarian, Vietnamese-born GM Thanh annotates one special game from the EICC for Informant’s readers. Add-on: deep rook ending analyses with references by GM Suat Atalik.

CI LABS – OPENING SURVEYS

D70 Anti-Gruenfeld  3.f3  - By top Hungarian player GM Viktor Erdos

D90 Anti-Gruenfeld  5.h4   - By Serbian GM Danilo Milanovic

CI LABS  SPECIAL – GRAND-PRIX TOURNAMENTS OPENING REPORT

BY GM Ivan Ivanisevic and GM Milos Perunovic

A33 English Opening,

A40 Queen’s Pawn Game,

B19 Caro-Kann,

C45 Scotch,

B80 Sicilian Najdorf, English Attack,

C63 Ruy Lopez Schliemann,

D20 Queen’s Gambit Accepted,

D39 Semi-Tarrasch,

D88 Queen’s Gambit Ragozin,

D90 Gruenfeld Defense,

E34 Nimzo-Indian Defense and

E94 King’s Indian Defense. 

GAMES 

202  Annotated games in CI System of Signs (Annotators: Rublevsky, Stocek, Flores Rios, Djukic, Prusikin, Mastrovasilis, Amin, Tiviakov, Zakhartsov, Illescas, Grivas, Banusz, Solak, Browne, Dembo, Stoica....)


•BEST GAME FROM PREVIOUS INFORMANT
•MOST IMPORTANT THEORETICAL NOVELTY FROM PREVIOUS INFORMANT
•PROBLEMS  - By IGM Marjan Kovacevic
•STUDIES – By IM Yochanan Afek
•COMBINATIONS - by GM Branko Tadic
•ENDINGS - by IM Goran Arsovic
•TOURNAMENT CROSSTABLES

Chess Informant 118 - Cobra edition