Chess Informant 124
Veni Vidi Vici
by Alexander Matanovic (Editor)
Publisher: Chess Informant, 2015
Edition: Paperback medium
Pages : 350
124 Veni Vidi Vici proudly presents:
Three Sicilians by Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich reacts vigorously to the sudden and dramatic appearance of the newly-invented “Giri variation”, with its highly provocative early pawn thrust …h7-h5.
Supported by hard analysis, Moro offers a wealth of original ideas to help you get to grips with this “worst possible line in the Taimanov Sicilian”.
New Romanticism by leading Indian GM Pentala Harikrishna, a new column on “The New Romantics,” supplying ample evidence that it is not only soccer that can lay claim to being the beautiful game.
Big time chess:
• Sarunas Sulskis selects games illustrating the execution of strategic themes, while Rafael Leitao identifies significant innovations in the openings. To complete the instructive element, a new member of our team, Michael Roiz, offers a feast of top-level tactical niceties.
• GM Keteven Arakhamia-Grant invites you to share the thrills and spills of the road that leads to the Women’s World ChGM Championship.
• Dragan Solak narrates a very personal account of how he won the super-strong and richly sponsored Dubai Open.
• Mihail Marin not only to share his own experiences with Italian Game, but even to go all the way back to Greco in 1620.
• Mauricio Flores Rios, explores the reasons for the American’s new-found successes and analyses deeply six of his games against elite players from Gibraltar, Zurich, St.Louis and Khanty-Mansiysks.
• GM Ivan Sokolov takes a close look at Shamkir, the strongest tournament of the year so far.
• Endgame specialist, GM Karsten Mueller, uses ten up to date examples to impress upon us what we should keep in mind when entering seemingly “drawn” opposite-coloured bishop endgames.
All these articles, which make up the first half of Informator 124, are presented in plain English, whereas the second half maintains our half-century tradition of selecting the most interesting games from recent events with non-verbal annotations by the players themselves or our in-house team of grandmasters and international masters.