Publisher: Chess Informant
Edited by: Alexander Matanovic
Year of Publication: 2011
Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)
Chess Informant 112 brings in the main section a thoroughly refined selection of 315 annotated games and 315 accompanying game fragments from May - August 2011. Featuring games are from following tournaments, Kazan (World Championship Candidates), La Habana, Lublin, Danzhou, Leon (rapid), Medias, Paks, New Delhi, Biel, Dortmund, Rostov on Don (Women's Grand Prix), Russia (ch), France (ch), Khanty-Mansiysk (World Cup), etc.
There are more than 100 contributors (66 grandmasters) from thirty-four countries, including well-known players, e.g. Anand, Vitiugov, Tomashevsky, Rublevsky, Volokitin, Inarkiev, Bologan, Sasikiran, Beliavsky, Sargissian, Sjugirov, Wesley So, Marin, Roiz, Tiviakov, Kiril Georgiev, Eric Hansen, Sam Shankland, Jan Timman, Gagunashvili, Rogers, Vuckovic, Rob. Markus, Ivanisevic, Mastrovasilis brothers, Bassem Amin, Golod, Sulskis, K.Szabo, Halkias, Golod, Enders, Stohl, Zontakh, Haba, B. Damljanovic, Mikhalchishin ...
New column: RISING STARS
This issue of Chess Informant sees the introduction of a new column, giving the stage to young aspiring players to make their presence known. For the first time in the history of this publication, we include, especially for this column, verbal annotations of games in English, so as to allow our commentators to express their thoughts and sentiments during these games and let their personality come through to the reader. We hope that the column will add a youthful flavor to the book and look forward to receiving contributions from young players all over the world!
For the inaugural column of Rising Stars, our first protagonist, Canadian International Master Eric Hansen from Calgary annotates his exciting first game in the 2011 World Cup, versus top Azeri grandmaster Vugar Gashimov, as well as a spectacular win from the Canadian Championship he won.