ChessBase Magazine 153

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Records, outstanding games, great suspense - the first super-tournament of the year again offered everything chess lovers could wish for. Wijk aan Zee once again, with a brilliant Magnus Carlsen (now 2872!), lead off. The open in Gibraltar with top players like Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Adams and Vachier-Lagrave ended in a tie-break, which was decided in favour of Nikita Vitiugov. In Baden-Baden Naiditsch and Caruana provided the entertainment but, with a fine finish, world champion Anand managed his first tournament victory in five years. In Zurich even Garry Kasparov was active - no, not as a player but as a live commentator. His critical expression will have had little to do with the play by Fabiano Caruana who won the tournament with 4 out of 6. The 20 year old also belongs to the star authors 12 opening articles on the DVD, amongst others, the Sicilian, Semi-Slav and Bogo-Indian with lots of stimulating ideas for your repertoire.

German, English
Tournament player Professional
Mar 2013
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