Shamkir: At the Gashimov Memorial Magnus Carlsen once more underlined his unique class: 7 out of 9 without a defeat confirmed his ranking as the clear No. 1 in the world. Vishy Anand can also be satisfied – with 6 out of 9 he advanced to second place on the ranking list. The Indian has annotated a game for you, just as Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So have provided comments on games. In addition you can find on the DVD all nine daily summaries by Daniel King.
Team WCh: China impressively triumphed in its duel with the Ukraine and with its young team it won its second major title in succession. You will find on the DVD annotations by Ftacnik, Illingworth, Krasenkow, Marin, Mokal, Pavlovic, Roiz, Stohl, Sumets and Szabo.
European Championship: Evgenij Najer is the surprise European champion. Players who took part, Mateusz Bartel (3rd place), Alexander Ipatov, Viktor Laznicka, David Navara (2nd place), Evgeny Postny and Andrey Volokitin have annotated games of their own. Mihail Marin has once more put together a major opening survey. Daniel King contributes a video with a game by the new European champion. With further annotations by Krasenkow, Meulders, Mikhalchishin, Mokal, Roiz and Szabo.
13 Opening articles with new repertoire ideas:
Marin: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Nc3 c5
Illingworth: French Tarrasch 5.f4
Souleidis: Philidor Defence 6...Nb6
Schipkov: King's Indian 3.f3
Szabo: King's Indian 6.h3
Ris: English A22
Skembris: English Symmetry A39
Marin: Kangaroo Defence A40
Sumets: Caro-Kann B12
Illingworth: French C05
Wyss: French C18
Souleidis: Philidor Defence C41
Kuzmin: Four Knights Game C47
Karolyi: Queen's Pawn Game D02
Krasenkow: Queen's Gambit/Semi-Slav D23/D43
Postny: Queen's Gambit D37
Schipkov: King's Indian E60
Szabo: King's Indian E90