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Radjabov Returns
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Steve Giddins reports on some unexpectedly lively games, a small upset and a welcome return to form at the Geneva Grand Prix Naturally, being proved wrong is not something of which I like to make a habit, but on the other hand, being a pessimist who always expects the worst

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CHESS Magazine - September 2017
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CHESS Magazine – September 2017 Gawain Again! Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: Personal Bests – Wojtaszek triumphed at Dortmund and MVL shone in St. Louis Radjabov Returns – Steve

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Levon Aronian
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As Magnus Carlsen again disappointed, Levon Aronian’s fine form continued in Norway Levon Aronian continued his dominant form from the Grenke Chess Classic as victory in the Altibox Norway Chess 2017 tournament confirmed his return to the very top and 2800. Home favourite Magnus Carlsen might have won the opening

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‘Chess makes me feel less angry’ Chess in Schools and Communities teaches chess in schools in the UK. The charity says the game helps children think more strategically and logically, making them more employable in the future.                   From the section Education

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CHESS Magazine - August 2017: Hot & Cold
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CHESS Magazine – August 2017 Magnus Carlsen tops the Grand Chess Tour standings but a poor performance in Norway sees his world number 1 spot in jeopardy! Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more!

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Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov
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Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins Hardback, 304 pages In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. It was a watershed moment in

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American Chess Magazine Issue 3
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American Chess Magazine Issue 3 Magazine, 152 pages ACM issue #3 brings diverse chess material including an extensive report on the strongest ever 2017 US Championships that is enriched with the exclusive annotations by both winners – Wesley So and Sabina Foisor! Regular columns present highly instructive and amusing work

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CHESS Magazine - July 2017: Shak Attack!
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CHESS Magazine – July 2017 Shak Mamedyarov wins Moscow Grand Prix and breaks the 2800 barrier! Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: Not a Classic – Steve Giddins wasn’t overly

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First Steps: The Modern - Cyrus Lakdawala
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First Steps: The Modern by Cyrus Lakdawala Paperback, 240 pages The Modern Defence is an important opening that can be played by Black against absolutely any White opening system. It is an ambitious, counterattacking weapon, favoured by dynamic players. White is initially allowed to occupy the centre but Black plans

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Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside the Box by Jacob Aagaard
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Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside the Box by Jacob Aagaard Hardback, 408 pages In Thinking Inside the Box Jacob Aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board? As the final volume in

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