Russia Wins World TeamsRussia’s coach Yuri Dokhoian reveals the philosophy behind his coaching.
Lothar Schmid’s LibraryThe biggest private chess collection in the world is up for sale.
London Classic Goes RapidJonathan Speelman saw ‘the trickiest player on the planet’ strike in the fifth edition of England’s finest.
Rapid ChessAccording to Nigel Short we should not only thank the Brits for sports like football, cricket and what have you.
A Matter of Style?Mihail Marin wonders if the style of Lajos Portisch was really as tactical as they say. Or was it positional? Or?
Interview: Hikaru NakamuraThe American number one is happy with the stability he has found and the way his chess is improving.
My Most Beautiful MoveFinally, Willy Hendriks had the opportunity to play the move he had been dreaming about. To the desired effect?
Fun Games in BeijingMaxime Vachier-Lagrave reports from the Mind Games, where he miraculously arrived one day ahead of schedule.
Who Can Say No to Nimzowitsch?Hans Ree certainly can’t.
Sadler on Books
Twenty Years onHigh time for an update on the Karpov-Timman FIDE World Championship match of 1993.
Just CheckingWhat was the best piece of advice Daniel King ever got?
Did they play your opening?
SicilianJones-Gelfand, by SpeelmanLeko-Vachier-Lagrave, by Vachier-LagraveKarjakin-Safarli, by Karjakin
Caro-KannMcShane-Anand, by Speelman
Queen's Gambit DeclinedAronian-Nakamura, by Giri
Tarrasch DefenceAnand-Kramnik, by Speelman
Nimzo-IndianLe Quang Liem-Karjakin, by Vachier-LagraveNakamura-Kramnik, by Nakamura
Grünfeld-IndianNepomniachtchi-Giri, by Vachier-LagraveWang Yue-Ponomariov, by Vachier-LagraveNakamura-Gelfand, by Speelman
Queen's PawnIpatov-Kramnik, by GiriCaruana-Sutovsky, by Speelman
English OpeningNepomniachtchi-Kryvoruchko, by NepomniachtchiWang Yue-Karjakin, by Vachier-Lagrave
RétiAnand-McShane, by Speelman