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CHESS Magazine – August 2019: Aleksandra the Great

CHESS Magazine – August 2019
Aleksandra the Great – Goryachkina wins Women’s Candidates with two rounds to spare!

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 ChessFind the Winning MovesNever Mind the Grandmasters…StudiesHome & Overseas NewsForthcoming Events Calendar and Book Reviews.

In this issue:

  • Editorial – Malcolm Pein on the latest developments in the game
  • 60 Seconds with…IM Adam Hunt – Adam will be commentating at the British with Danny Gormally
  • Havana Good Time! – Jose L. Vilela saw Vassily Ivanchuk return to the Capablanca Memorial
  • Is Magnus Beatable? – Magnus Carlsen triumphed yet again at the GCT event in Zagreb
  • Find the Winning Moves – There’s the odd drawing mechanism to find too this month
  • Getting Hackneyed – Paul Conway reveals how the Middlesex League was conquered
  • Readers’ Letters – Your thoughts on Paul Littlewood’s best game and Vera Menchik
  • The Rise of Aleksandra – Aleksandra Goryachkina ran away with the Candidates in Kazan
  • How Good is Your Chess? – Daniel King presents the best game from the Women’s Candidates
  • Vera Menchik: Challenging the Status Quo – 75 years after Menchik’s early death, Andrey Terekhov pays tribute
  • A New initiative – Sean Marsh organised the Teesside International Women’s Invitational
  • Women’s Chess Month – Hammersmith CC also staged a new initiative, as John White explains
  • Growing Up a Wood – Ben Graff met up for a chat with Phil Wood, BH’s youngest child
  • Never Mind the Grandmasters… – Carl Portman enjoyed visiting and playing chess at RAF Scampton
  • Studies with Stephenson – Brian pays tribute to the late Timothy Whitworth
  • Pattern Recognition – Matthew Lunn has some handy and practical advice
  • Playing chess below Canterbury Cathedral – James Essinger on his love of Canterbury and new novel
  • Overseas News – David Howell came second in St. Louis and is UK no.1 again
  • Home News – The younger generation held sway at the Steve Boniface Memorial
  • Forthcoming Events – Will you be playing anywhere this August?
  • This Month’s New Releases – The first of three volumes on Lasker comes under the microscope
  • Saunders on Chess – Inspired by the Vikings, John ponders the longest-ever hot streaks

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