Informant 110 - World champion joins a force of 73 grandmasters
The present World Champion Vishy Anand in this volume joins a force of more than seventy prominent grandmasters, citizens from thirty-two countries, who analyze a total of 321 games and 387 game fragments.
Grandmaster Michael Roiz, who analyzes six of his games for Chess Informant 110, called Informant "the last human chess book on earth." Meaning that the focus is on good old human logic – on those moves that chess players consider as possible options during the game – rather than on computer generated variations. It goes without saying that chess players utilize contemporary technology to check their calculations; however, it is the players who sign their names to the game.
We dare to say that Informant is closest to the idea of an "open source project" among similar publications. Inside "110" there are more than 100 contributors in total, including well-known players, e.g. Anand, Judit Polgar, Sutovsky, Vitiugov, Kasimdzhanov, Bologan, Sasikiran, I.Sokolov, A. Beliavsky, Berkes, Ivanisevic, Sjugirov, Tiviakov, Volokitin, Gagunashvili, Bo. Vuckovic, Gajewski, Krasenkow, Rob. Markus, R. Leitao, T. Gelashvili, Banikas, Al. Kovacevic, Radulski, D. Mastrovasilis, B.Amin, Gleizerov, Roiz, D. Solak, Gopal, S. Halkias, Golod, Ribli, Ar. Jussupow, Jan Timman, L. Christiansen, Ch. Lutz, Mih. Stojanovic, Haba, Mil. Perunovic, J. Benjamin, Du. Popovic, B. Damljanovic, Speelman, W. Browne, Mikhalchishin, ...
CI Labs and new columns > 24 pages more than in previous volume
Chess Informant 110 also introduces the following new content:
• A selection of chess problems prepared by International Solving Grandmaster and Grandmaster of Chess Compositions Milan Velimirovic. This column is meant to offer more than just problems for solving, but to bring insights from the professional point of view into the secrets of the chess problem world.
• The section "The Excellent Move" presents aesthetically pleasing and charming positions that do not fit the strict definition of beginning with a sacrifice for inclusion in our Combinations section.
• In "Chess Informant Laboratory," five selected grandmasters give their personal take on the latest trends in opening theory. In Chess Informant 110 the following lines are presented:
B48 Sicilian Defense, Paulsen Variation; by GM Robert Markus
B81 Sicilian Defense, Keres Attack; by GM Milos Perunovic
B94 Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation; by GM Ivan Ivanisevic
D07 Queen's Gambit, Chigorin Defense; by GM Dragan Solak, and
D85 Grünfeld Defense, Exchange Variation: by GM Bojan Vuckovic