New In Chess Magazine 2018/1 (NIC)
Monkey Business A chess-playing 'Champion Chimp' turned into London urban street art.
NIC's Café A chess club in Moscow with an upscale bar. And Hou Yifan goes to Oxford.
Your Move Ding Liren’s Game of the Year inspired a tribute to Hein Donner.
Kings of their countries Manifold national champions.
Fair & Square What condition does Garry Kasparov share with Donald Trump?
Caruana clinches London Classic Fabiano Caruana edged out Ian Nepomniachtchi to win the last leg of the Grand Chess Tour. Magnus Carlsen became the overall winner of the GCT, raising his total tour earnings to $245,350.
Celeb64: Sandrine Bonnaire
Game changer AlphaZero’s crushing defeat of Stockfish sent shockwaves through the world. Larry Kaufman looks at the implications.
Tiger of Madras bites back The amazing Vishy Anand (48) won the rapid world title in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabian Knights If next year players from all countries are welcome, the World Rapid & Blitz in Riyadh might be a truly great event, Nigel Short argues. If they can find some decent arbiters, that is.
The King of Blitz Halfway through the King Salman Blitz World Championship, he was trailing Sergey Karjakin by 2(!) full points, but on the second day Magnus Carlsen was merciless, majestic and often machine-like. Maxim Dlugy presents a crash course in blitz and illustrates his pieces of advice by a crystal clear dissection of the games that secured the Norwegian’s triumph.
Back at the board Who hasn’t felt the uneasiness of playing after a prolonged break? Parimarjan Negi has some good advice.
Secrets of Opening Surprises A venomous wing gambit in the Symmetrical English Opening.
Youngsters wake up giant In his home city of St. Petersburg, Peter Svidler won the Russian Championship for the 8th time.
Chess Pattern Recognition The inverted 'en passant' is an option well worth keeping in mind.
Judit Polgar’s column Judit Polgar argues that ‘adjourned games’ are a good reason to study the classics.
Maximize Your Tactics Find the right moves.
Sadler On Books Matthew Sadler reviews books and DVDs that may help you get into good shape before your next tournament.
Place your bets for Berlin Which Candidate will gain the right to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen? Jan Timman looks at their chances and names his favourite.
Just Checking Does David Howell have any superstitions concerning chess?