CHESS Magazine - February 2019


CHESS Magazine - February 2019

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CHESS Magazine - February 2019
Speed Demon - Hikaru Nakamura wins the London Chess Classic and 2018 Grand Chess Tour in final blitz game following draw epidemic

Magazine, 60 pages

All the regular features of the UK's best-selling CHESS magazine and more! Regular features include: How Good is Your Chess? by GM Daniel King, Saunders on Chess, Find the Winning Moves, Never Mind the Grandmasters..., Studies, Home & Overseas News, Forthcoming Events Calendar and Book Reviews.

In this issue:
  • 60 Seconds with...Chris Skulte - The captain of Celtic Tigers in the 4NCL certainly likes his chess
  • Wars and Draws - A new format was trialled at the London Chess Classic
  • Is Hastings Dying? - So pondered Danny Gormally after sharing first place there
  • How Good is Your Chess? - Daniel King was very impressed by the AlphaZero vs Stockfish match
  • Modern Chess: Part Two - Milos Pavlovic discusses the impact engines are having
  • Find the Winning Moves - Can you do as well as the players at the Classic and Hastings?
  • Never Mind the Grandmasters... - Carl Portman is fed up with the amount of clutter around the board
  • The Life and Death of Grandmaster Blimp - Tim Wall reflects on a recent book on the Carlsen-Caruana match
  • Dangerous Moments - Amatzia Avni on the theme embarras de richesses
  • Christmas Quiz - All the answers to last month’s tricky questions and puzzles
  • Studies with Stephenson - Brian presents an award-winning study by Oleg Pervakov
  • A Fishy Tale - An novel attempt to create a rival to AlphaZero, by J. Corfield
  • Hampstead Congress Comes of Age - Adam Raoof has been delighted by junior success at his events
  • Overseas News - Daniil Dubov & Magnus Carlsen are the World Rapid & Blitz Champions
  • Three-Way Go - It’s no surprise which teams are on 4/4 in the 4NCL
  • Home News - The latest results and a tribute to popular FM Steve Berry
  • Sean Marsh reviews Carsten Hensel’s work on Vladimir Kramnik
  • Saunders on Chess - John remains dedicated to furthering his chess education

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