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The editor’s top ten
1. The decisive game in Moscow: The new WCh challenger Karjakin analyses his final round win against Caruana.
2. Out-manoeuvred: Anand shows how he inflicted on defensive artist Karjakin his only defeat of the candidates tournament.
3. Theoretical advantage against Anand: Kasimdzhanov shows on video how his protégé Caruana outplayed the ex-world champion straight from the opening.
4. “Battle of the Scandis”: Daniel King demonstrates Carlsen-Grandelius with its piece sacrifice and attack worthy of a world champion (video).
5. Romanticism put to the test: Robert Ris discovers great potential for both sides in the Max Lange Attack.
6. Successful experiment: Nakamura tries a Kasimdzhanov idea and wins a sharp Petroff game.
7. How to play the Najdorf! Vachier-Lagrave explains his textbook attacking game against Giri.
8. What do you do with a pawn majority on the kingside? Strategy expert Mihail Marin shows you the options!
9. “A seemingly well protected king”: Together with Oliver Reeh destroy the black king position one move at a time.
10. A diamond against the French with 3…dxe4. Together with Simon Williams dismantle the Rubinstein Variation – „Move by Move“!
Havasi: Reti Opening A11
Postny: Anti-Grünfeld A16
Moskalenko: Dutch Defence A80
Kuzmin: Caro-Kann B11
Sumets: Caro-Kann B12
Reinke: Sicilian Defence B20
Gavrikov: Sicilian Defence B22
Stohl: Sicilian Defence B94
Ris: Max Lange Attack C56
Szabo: Ruy Lopez C65
Schandorff: London System D02
Bronznik: Chigorin Defence D07
Marin: Semi-Slav D45
Krasenkow: Grünfeld Defence D80