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CHESS Magazine – February 2019: Speed Demon

CHESS Magazine – February 2019: Speed Demon

Speed Demon – Hikaru Nakamura wins the London Chess Classic and 2018 Grand Chess Tour in final blitz game following draw epidemic

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:

  • 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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