CHESS Magazine - December 2020

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CHESS Magazine - December 2020

9546
$7.95

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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:

Editorial....................................................................................................................4

Malcolm Pein on the latest developments in the game

60 Seconds with...Bruce Pandolfini ............................................................7

We discover all about the famous coach and Queen’s Gambit adviser

A Krushing Success .............................................................................................8

Irina Krush and Wesley So were victorious in the U.S. Championships

Escapism!..............................................................................................................14

Matthew Lunn headed for the Dolomites along with some friends

Magnusficent......................................................................................................18

Magnus Carlsen has produced the odd instructive effort of late

How Good is Your Chess?..............................................................................22

Daniel King looks at a wild and wonderful line of the King’s Gambit

Cryptic Chessword...........................................................................................25

A chess-themed crossword from Avid Old Swan

Find the Winning Moves.................................................................................26

The latest puzzles from the 4NCL Online and U.S. Championships

The Queen’s Gambit.........................................................................................30

John Henderson has been enjoying Netflix’s biggest recent hit

Christmas Stocking Fillers ............................................................................35

Some handy suggestions for Christmas from Sean Marsh

Giving Up Professional Chess......................................................................38

Jonathan Levitt reflects on retirement and his latest book

Never Mind the Grandmasters... ................................................................42

Carl on the opening surprise and his encounter with Kevin Winter

5,012 Days..........................................................................................................44

Steve Firth returned to OTB chess where some things never change

Chess... and my Bucket List! .......................................................................46

While inputting James Aitken’s games, Geoff Chandler was distracted

Readers’ Letters ................................................................................................48

Studies with Stephenson...............................................................................49

Home News..........................................................................................................50

The Caplin British Online Championships begin on December 18th

Overseas News...................................................................................................51

Rhys Cumming impressed as he made his first IM norm in Portugal

Solutions ...............................................................................................................52

Detailed answers to all the positions to solve this month

This Month’s New Releases ..........................................................................54

Works on the 2020 Candidates, Steinitz, and puzzles are reviewed

Saunders on Chess............................................................................................58

John on the dangers of transcribing games into Britbase format

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