Publisher: New in Chess, 2013, Pages: 106, Magazine


NIC’s Café

Your Move

A Fine Art

Karjakin Stays in Control
National hero Magnus Carlsen was the odds-on favourite in the first super-tournament on Norwegian soil, but it was another prodigy born in 1990 that called the shots. Sergey Karjakin won his first four games and stayed in the lead till the very last day of Norway Chess 2013. 

Short Stories
Nigel Short muses on an exhilarating month of clubbing.

Clear Winner in Zug GP
Contributing editor Anish Giri travelled to Switzerland, where he tried hard to win a game and saw Veselin Topalov continue his inspired comeback.

Beware: Brilliancy!

Interview: Veselin Topalov
‘The Grand Prix was a big mistake. Not because it’s a bad idea, but because FIDE simply announced it without any bank guarantees.’

Aronian Wins Tale of Two Cities
Russian billionaire Andrei Filatov and his business partner and multibillionaire Gennady Timchenko reiterated their belief in the happy marriage of chess and art with a grand Alekhine Memorial in Paris and St. Petersburg.

The Mystery Man
What happened to Carlos Torre Repetto, Mexico’s greatest ever chess player, whose talent glowed like a meteor for one miraculous year?

K-Factor Triumphs in St. Louis
Gata Kamsky and Irina Krush emerged as the new U.S. Champions.

Triple A Locations
Thinking about chess venues proved to be a memory generator for Hans Ree.

Just Checking
Who’s Jon Ludvig Hammer’s favourite chess player of all time?

Did they play your opening?
In this issue games with the following openings were annotated by world class players:

Carlsen-Svidler, by Agdestein

Karjakin-Mamedyarov, by Karjakin

Ruy Lopez
Anand-Nakamura, by Agdestein
Anand-Adams, by Adams

Queen's Gambit Declined
Gelfand-Adams, by Gelfand

Holt Kamsky, by Timman
Hammer-Nakamura, by Agdestein
Ding Liren-Aronian, by Ding Liren

Tarrasch Defence
Aronian-Kramnik, by Aronian

Queen's Indian
Aronian-Karjakin, by Agdestein

Grünfeld Indian
Anand-Hammer, by Agdestein

King's Indian
Zatonskih-Krush, by Krush

Queen's Pawn
Kramnik-Fressinet, by Fressinet

English Opening
Morozevich-Topalov, by Topalov
Giri-Kasimdzhanov, by Giri
Kamsky-Ramirez, by Timman


New In Chess Magazine 2013/4