Publisher: New in Chess, 2012, Pages: 106, Magazine


NIC's Café

Taking Chess to the Museum
If it's up to Russian billionaire Andrey Filatov, having the World Championship match in a museum heralds a new trend in chess.

State of the Art in Moscow
As he had predicted all along, Vishy Anand had to fight for his life to retain his title at the Tretyakov Gallery and only managed to do so in a scintillating tiebreak. Challenger Boris Gelfand left Moscow with his head up high after 'the best month in his life' and countered criticism of the contestants' play with a heart-felt plea in defence of the grand tradition of chess and its cultural significance.

Interview: Vishy Anand
While his challenger was drinking in every minute of his first fight for the crown, defending champion Vishy Anand was reliving less uplifting moments. 'It's very difficult to enjoy the World Championship. I think you can enjoy having been in one.'

Nakamura Reclaims Home Court Title
Three down, five to go. Hikaru Nakamura returned to his national championship, after a year's absence, as the heavy favourite. He finished a point clear, beating his nearest rival Gata Kamsky with black in the process.

Hertan's Forcing Moves

Sammy against the Soviets
Little did Samuel Reshevsky know what really awaited him, when on the eve of the Zurich 1953 Candidates' he said: 'This is going to be a tough tournament to win – probably the toughest of my career.'

Out of Love for Chess
With the financial support of Russian businessman and ardent chess lover Oleg Skvortsov, the Zurich Chess Club staged a friendly match between Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian at the opulent Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville.

Good Memories from Malmö
'A chess player can consider himself lucky if there is an amazing tournament he is being invited to play every year. One such player is me and one such amazing tournament is the Sigeman tournament', writes Anish Giri.

Novotnys and Queen Sacrifices
Jan Timman takes you on another tour of the wondrous world of studies.

Tales from Thailand
Nigel Short won the Thailand Open. It wasn't his first visit to Siam.

Just Checking
Which three people would Ray Robson like to invite for dinner?

Did they play your opening?

In this issue games with the following openings were annotated by world class players:

Kamsky-Nakamura, by Nakamura
Nakamura-Robson, by Robson
Anand-Gelfand (tiebreak-2), by Nielsen

Kramnik-Aronian, by Kramnik

Kaidanov-Kamsky, by Kaidanov
Kramnik-Aronian, by Pelletier
Gelfand-Anand (7), by Gelfand

Grünfeld Indian
Li Chao-Caruana, by Caruana

King's Indian
Anand-Gelfand (8), by Anand

Old Indian
Krush-Goletiani, by Krush

Tikkanen-Leko, by Leko

1.f4 Nf6 2.b3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.e4
Berg-Giri, by Giri

New In Chess Magazine 2012/4