New In Chess 2018#5 brings you 108 pages of the best in Chess
The new women’s World Champion
A profile of Ju Wenjun and exclusive game notes by the new champ.
Fabiano Caruana wins Norway Chess
Magnus Carlsen had an explosive start at Altibox Norway Chess. But then the World Champion stalled and it was his upcoming Challenger who crowned a mighty comeback.
Play It Again, Sam...
Hot on the heels of his win at the US Championship, Sam Shankland claimed the Capablanca Memorial and the American Continental Championship.
Wesley So dominates Grand Chess Tour
The first two legs of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour saw Wesley So in great shape. Both in Leuven and in Paris the American topped the rapid competition and he is leading the overall standings.
The Blitz Whisperer
Maxim Dlugy explains why Hikaru Nakamura is such an exceptional Blitz player.
Tactical tricks and puzzles are inspiring, as Judit Polgar will show you.
Secrets of Opening Surprises
Playing against ‘a god’
On the occasion of his 90th birthday, Pal Benko shows the chances he missed in his games against Bobby Fischer.
Column Nigel Short
Nigel Short gives an update on his attempt to become FIDE President.
Chess Pattern Recognition
You offer a knight and continue to do so when your opponent spurns it. Who will blink first?
A safe way to avoid the mainline Grünfeld turns out to be not that safe!
Maximize Your Tactics
Find the right moves.
Sadler on Books
Sam Shankland wrote a masterful book on pawns and our reviewer loved it.
Hans Ree read Genna Sosonko’s ‘warts and all’ memoir about Viktor Kortchnoi.
Jan Timman looks at the exciting finish of the Bundesliga.
What is Bassem Amin’s life motto?
The Road to Kathmandu
As Nepal continues to recover from the 2015 earthquake, chess can make a contribution.
Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant believes chess is good for the brain.
Alexander Grischuk informs us what was really in the bottle he showed at a press conference during the Candidates.
A graphic on the history of the Women’s World Championship.
Fair & Square
Charles Krauthammer knew the dangers of the game he loved dearly.
Celeb64: Yoko Ono