Chess Magazine January 2012
London Chess Classic 2011 Souvenir Issue
by The Chess Magazine Editorial Team
Publisher: Chess & Bridge , 2012
UK's most popular CHESS Magazine - established 1935! All the regular features of the UK's best-selling CHESS magazine plus more!
• London Chess Classic - A fully illustrated, in-depth report by editor John Saunders on the main event at Olympia, won by former world champion Vladimir Kramnik, plus fine performances by Hikaru Nakamura and Luke McShane.
• Cartoon Time - More oldies but goldies, mainly from the 1960s, some brought up to date. We’ll have more from our back pages next month...
• Tal Memorial, Moscow - Steve Giddins on the Moscow mega-tournament. Too many draws, a few sparks but no real fire on board! Another success for Magnus Carlsen, on tie-break from Levon Aronian.
• Christmas Quiz Solutions - Steve Giddins reveals the solutions to his seasonal questions. And find out how the super-GMs at Olympiad fared when they tried the Xmas picture quiz!
• Contrasting Chess and Poker - Stewart Reuben looks at the differences between his two favourite games. You’ll raise your eyebrows about what he has to say about playing for money, cheating - and death at the card table.
• Whose Threat Is It Anyway? - Peter Lalic shows us how to call the opponent’s bluff, with a bit of help from Mikhail Botvinnik and a positively surreal game from the 1970s, played by the great Bent Larsen.
• Gormally on Chess - Danny Gormally lays the ghost of ‘Drawnik’ - new, improved Kramnik was a revelation at Olympiad. His audience sessions impressed and depressed the English GM in equal measure!