CHESS Magazine - April 2021

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All the regular features of the UK's best-selling CHESS magazine and more! Regular features include: How Good is Your Chess? by GM Daniel King, Saunders on Chess, Find the Winning Moves, Never Mind the Grandmasters..., Studies, Home & Overseas News, Forthcoming Events Calendar and Book Reviews.

In this issue:

Editorial....................................................................................................................4

Malcolm Pein on the latest developments in the game

60 Seconds with...Geert van der Velde.....................................................7

We catch up with the Play Magnus Group’s VP of Content

A Tale of Two Players.........................................................................................8

Wesley So shone while Carlsen struggled at the Opera Euro Rapid

Anish Giri: Choker or Joker?........................................................................14

Danny Gormally discusses if the Dutch no.1 was just unlucky at Wijk

How Good is Your Chess?..............................................................................18

Daniel King also takes a look at the play of Anish Giri

The Other Saga ..................................................................................................22

John Henderson very much enjoyed a new book by Fridrik Ólafsson

Find the Winning Moves.................................................................................26

Can you do as well as the players in Salamanca and the Opera Euro?

The State of Play ..............................................................................................30

Stephen Moss on how chess might improve upon OTB resumption

The Best Game of Macadams......................................................................31

Geoff Chandler reviews this new book by Quick Buck Publishers

The Big Rivalry ...................................................................................................32

Bill Forster reveals all about Anthony Kerr and Russell Dive

Studies & Winners.............................................................................................35

John Nunn triumphed in the British Online Solving Masters

Sharpening the Blade ......................................................................................36

Chess is not always a civilised game, as Steve Firth explains

The Queen’s Gambit - Accepted and Adored.......................................40

A personal view of the Netflix hit by a star-struck James Essinger

Hold the Front Page!.......................................................................................43

Ben Graff enjoys a trip down memory lane with his chess magazines

Never Mind the Grandmasters... ................................................................46

Carl Portman explains why we must learn from even painful defeats

Home News..........................................................................................................48

News on the British, 4NCL and London’s MindSports Centre

Overseas News...................................................................................................52

The Bunratty Blitz and FIDE-approved hybrid chess

Solutions ...............................................................................................................54

This Month’s New Releases ..........................................................................55

Sean Marsh reviews New in Chess’s works on education and Lasker

Saunders on Chess............................................................................................58

John compares the Ponziani Opening with one-day cricket

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