Carlsen mot Karjakin er hovedsaken denne gang, og Anish Giri kommenterer utvalgte partier fra matchen. Men som innholdsfortegnelsen viser, har magasinet som alltid svært variert, og godt, innhold for alle sjakkelskerentusiaster.
New In Chess sin egen omtale:
108 pages of the best in chess:
Into the human light Smart Girls play chess in Uganda
NIC's Café How Willie Nelson played Ray Charles in the dark. Rameshbaba Praggnanandhaa, remember that name! The move of the year. How 3-year old Mikhail Osipov refused Karpov a draw.
Your Move The future of the Olympiad, by US Team Captain IM John Donaldson
Infographic There are 180,000 rated players in the world. Where do they live?
Fair & Square What Nana Moukouri, Albert Einstein, George Steiner, Stephen Fry and others said about chess.
New York Magnus Carlsen strikes in extra time with a brilliant finish. A 30-page on-the-spot report from Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam with brilliant and entertaining annotations by Anish Giri.
Celeb 64 John Urschel, chess player
Nigel Short Our columnist reveals how, in 2003, in a hunting lodge in Yalta he played a secret training match against Ruslan Ponomariov.
Maximize Your Tactics Train your tactical skills with Russian expert Maxim Notkin
Having fun in St. Louis Vishy Anand was on a roll at the Champions Showdown. Alejandor Ramirez reports and Vishy himself annotates his win over Nakamura in the blitz.
Judit Polgar’s column The Queen of Chess has always felt attracted to the King’s Gambit.
'What would Mark think?' Jacob Aagaard remembers Mark Dvoretsky, a great trainer, a brilliant author and a dear friend. A highly personal tribute.
Parimarjan's Chess Gym Parimarjan Negi shows that you don’t need to be afraid of playing against connected passed pawns, as long as you keep a clear head.
Russian Super Final In Novosibirsk, Alexander Riazantsev and Alexandra Kosteniuk became the new Russian champions. They both annotate a key game of the Championship.
S.O.S. A risky early deviation from theory against the Queen’s Gambit. If you play like Carlsen and Grischuk you may win.
Bohemia as a luxury As he was reading Timman’s Titans, Hans Ree took a walk down memory lane.
Chess Pattern Recognition Arthur van de Oudeweetering shows that giving up the bishop pair makes perfectly good sense, sometimes.
Sadler On Books Matthew Sadler reviews four books: 'Dynamic Decision Making' by Boris Gelfand, 'Timman's Titans', 'Fundamental Checkmates' by Antonio Gude and 'The Exchange Sacrifice' by Sergey Kasparov.
Experience prevails Jan Timman explains why Nigel Short and Ivan Sokolov defeated Hou Yifan and Jorden van Foreest in Hoogeveen.
Just Checking What is Richard Rapport's favourite square?
Contributors to this issue
Jacob Aagaard, Jeroen Bosch, Anish Giri, John Henderson, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Dylan McClain, Parimarjan Negi, Maxim Notkin, Arthur van de Oudeweetering, Judit Polgar, Alejandro Ramirez, Richard Rapport, Hans Ree, Alexander Riazantsev, Matthew Sadler, Nigel Short, Jan Timman