Wijk-aan-Zee og Gibraltar er begivenhetene som dominerer dette nye magasinet, i tillegg til de glimrende faste spaltene og blant annet en historisk artikkel om Henry Bird. Vi ser også at Magnus Carlsen i Wijk-aan-Zee smilende mottok premiebevis for
Vi ser også at Magnus Carlsen i Wijk-aan-Zee smilende mottok premiebevis for beste åpningsnyhet i 2016 fra New In Chess, for 12.Se2 mot Kramnik i Norway Chess, og at han ba dem sende de 350 Euro'ene til Jon Ludvig Hammer, som hadde funnet trekket.
Jakarta Street Life: A Women Grandmaster playing chess in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night
NIC's Café: No pants chess on Union Square. Houston, we have a chess problem. Volodya Putin's 'dangerous sympathy'. The Chess Super Bowl.
Your Move: Readers write about Carlsen's mate, the future of blitz, Gareyev's blindfold record and Taimanov's chess table.
Infographic: Is Wesley So's unbeaten streak of 56 games anywhere near the record in elite competition?
Fair & Square: What Werner Heisenberg, Homer Simpson, Nicolas Chamfort, Peter Thiel and others said about chess.
Living the dream: As if he is casually checking off dream goals on a bucket list, Wesley So is going from strength to strength. In Wijk aan Zee the 23-year-old American reached a new milestone as he claimed another super-tournament, for the first time finishing ahead of the World Champion. A remarkable report by Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam, with crucial games annotated by So, Aronian, Giri, Adhiban and Wei Yi.
Interview: Adhiban Baskaran: Meet 'the next big thing from India'. He tells about his Augmented Destiny and how he beat Karjakin and reached a winning position against Carlsen.
Judit Polgar's Column: A masterclass on what she learned from Bent Larsen.
Maximize Your Tactics: Train your tactical skills with Russian expert Maxim Notkin
A fresh Bird's view In his career, which spanned five decades, Henry Bird (1829-1908) was a tireless promotor of the game. His victims included Staunton, Steinitz and Lasker. An intriguing portrait by Hans Renette.
Tata Steel Challengers Gawain Jones qualified for the 2018 Masters and happily shares his adventures in a chess-crazy village. He annotates a crucial win, with additional game annotations by Ragger and Hansen.
Miguel Najdorf Hans Ree on the memoir written by Don Miguel's daughter Liliana. A remote but omnipresent father.
Rock 'n' Roll Hikaru Nakamura and Ju Wenjun were the big winners in the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. A special report with masterclasses by Nakamura, MVL, Giri and Hou Yifan.
Celeb 64: Benny Andersson, chess player
Chess Pattern Recognition: Arthur van de Oudeweetering on explosive pawn blocks.
Nigel Short: Our columnist cannot believe why hardly anyone wants to see what is there for everyone to see: Agon Ltd is bad for chess (and for your blood pressure).
S.O.S.: Tromping the Slav: Jeroen Bosch presents a tricky early deviation
Jan Timman's Column: A good look at two very young talents that debuted in Wijk aan Zee: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (remember that name!) and Lucas van Foreest
Sadler on Books: Matthew Sadler reviews five books: 'The Fianchetto Solution' by Neiman and Shoker, 'Opening Repertoire: The English' by Cummings, 'A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White' by Collins, 'Chess Strategy for Kids' by Engquist and 'Najdorf x Najdorf'.
Just Checking: What is Anna Rudolf's greatest fear?
Contributors to this issue:
Levon Aronian, Adhiban Baskaran, Jeroen Bosch, Anish Giri, Eric Hansen, John Henderson, Gawain Jones, Dylan McClain, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxim Notkin, Arthur van de Oudeweetering, Judit Polgar, Markus Ragger, Hans Ree, Hans Renette, Anna Rudolf, Matthew Sadler, Nigel Short, Wesley So, Jan Timman, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan