Publisher: New in Chess, 2016, Pages: 106, Magazine


Madrid rivalries

NIC’s Café

Your Move


Fair & Square

A most wanted win
One year after he finished dead last in the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, a solid and pragmatic Wesley So returned to win his first super-tournament and move into clear first place in the overall Grand Chess Tour standings.

Caspian Capers
Nigel Short relates his recent Iranian adventures.

‘Boring’ OCB’s
Parimarjan Negi shows that opposite-coloured bishops can be exciting.

All the difference
The Bilbao Masters Final ended in a triumph for Magnus Carlsen. Rallying after a first-round loss, the World Champion showed his best chess in months and won more games than all the other players combined.

Celeb 64: Pep Guardiola

Gyula Breyer
Jimmy Adams looks at the legacy of a unique and highly original mind.

Maximize Your Tactics

Jobava’s twist to the Fort Knox.

Judit Polgar’s column

Winner with two names
In his Dortmund debut, MVL finished one and a half points ahead of his rivals (in only 7 rounds!).

Chess Pattern Recognition

Sadler on Books

Living out of a suitcase
Hans Ree read Ivan Sokolov’s new book in growing amazement.

Summer outside the city
Jan Timman returned to Helsingor, Denmark, for his favourite summer Open.

Just Checking
Which ‘feisty and clever woman’ would Jon Speelman like to invite for dinner?

Contributors to this issue

Jimmy Adams, Simen Agdestein, Jeroen Bosch, Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, John Henderson, Vladimir Kramnik, Dylan McClain, Parimarjan Negi, Maxim Notkin, Arthur van de Oudeweetering, Macauley Peterson, Judit Polgar, Ruslan Ponomariov, Alejandro Ramirez, Hans Ree, Matthew Sadler, Nigel Short, Jonathan Speelman, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Jan Timman

New In Chess Magazine 2016/6