In the Forum we have high-class contributions by, among others, Alexey Kuzmin, Viktor Moskalenko, Dejan Antic, Bogdan Lalic and Viacheslav Zakhartsov.
Great stuff from Tata Steel can be found in Joel Benjamin’s Opening Takes and Alexey Kuzmin’s Harvest.
We have a preview of Sergey Kasparov’s latest New In Chess book, called "A Cunning Chess Opening for Black Lure Your Opponent into the Philidor Swamp!"
Glenn Flear reviews five books: The Liberated Bishop Defence by Alexey Bezgodov, Hannes Langrock’s The French Defense: Rubinstein Variation, Parimarjan Negi’s Grandmaster Repertoire 1.e4 vs. the French, Caro-Kann & Philidor, Evgeny Sveshnikov's Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians, and The Modern Tiger by Tiger Hillarp Persson.
The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi and Piotr Wolochowicz, as well as some surprising letters by other readers.
Joel Benjamin has started a NEW COLUMN called Repertoire Building with Benjamin, in which he guides club players in their search for openings that are best suited to their needs.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin investigates the opening play of three World Champions at the second Gashimov Memorial: Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen.
This Yearbook has a preview of an extraordinary new opening book by John Watson and Eric Schiller: 'Taming Wild Chess Openings', which presents a host of uncommon openings in an original way.
Glenn Flear reviews 'The Art of the King’s Indian' by Gufeld & Stetsko, 'Kotronias on the King’s Indian Vol. 2&3', 'The Modern Vienna Game' by Ovechkin & Soloviov, and two New In Chess Books: Sergey Kasparov’s 'A Cunning Chess Opening for Black' and Zaven Andriasyan’s 'The English Attack against the Taimanov Sicilian'.
The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Luis Rodi, as well as some surprising letters by other readers.
Joel Benjamin continues his new column Repertoire Building with Benjamin with a closer look at some unusual 2.Nf3 Sicilians, suitable for those who want to avoid the overly theoretical main lines.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin investigates the opening repertoire of the new Chinese star Wei Yi.
This Yearbook has a preview of The Lazy Man's Sicilian, which is a new version of Valeri Bronznik’s appraised book Sizilianisch für Müssiggänger, updated and expanded by Steve Giddins.
Glenn Flear reviews Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska, Alexey Dreev’s book on the same opening called Attacking the Caro-Kann, and also Parimarjan Negi’s new work Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.e4 vs. the Sicilian 1, and finally Modernized: The Open Sicilian by Zhanibek Amanov & Kostya Kabutskiy.
The Forum Section has a highly interesting discussion on the book The Lazy Man’s Sicilian with contributions by Ashot Nadanian and Dvoretsky. Other contributions by, among others, Bogdan Lalic and Viacheslav Zakhartsov.
Joel Benjamin continues his new column Repertoire Building with Benjamin writing about a consistent and non-labour-intensive approach to Sicilians with 2…Nc6.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin takes a look at important opening developments in the World Cup in Baku.
This Yearbook has a preview of the new version of A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid, written by the well-known grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son Vladimir.
Glenn Flear reviews Junior Tay’s The Old Indian: move by move, Simon Williams’ the killer Dutch, The Lazy Man’s Sicilian by Valeri Bronznik and Steve Giddins, and Boris Avrukh’s new Grandmaster Repertoire installment, no. 1A: 1.d4 – The Catalan.