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The editor’s top ten
1. Counter-puncher Carlsen: Peter Heine Nielsen shows how, cool as ice, the world champion seized his chance against Caruana in the IoM.
2. Calculate correctly: test your calculation of variations with Oliver Reeh in his interactive tactics video!
3. The improved Grand Prix Attack: let Simon Williams enthuse you for 2.Be2 against the Sicilian.
4. Tricks in a double rook ending: Karsten Müller shows you the key points in Aronian-Vachier Lagrave from the World Cup (video)
5. Drum roll with a long echo: Max Illingworth sums up what Grischuk's 6...Bc5 has set in motion in the theory of the English Opening.
6. What's new in the King's Indian Attack? Let Igor Stohl bring you bang up to date.
7. Surviving despite -+(4,84): David Navara explains how he saved the draw with a rook against a queen and despite being a pawn down.
8. Attack, attack, attack: let Aronian's second Ashot Nadanian show you how the Armenian notched up his first win in the World Cup final.
9. Doubled is better: find the diversionary motif in Khalifman-Ehlvest from the FIDE training course of Efstratios Grivas.
10. World Cup decider: enjoy one of the most spectacular tiebreaks in Daniel King's video analysis!
Illingworth: English A29 (recommendation for both sides)
Postny: English A33 (Recommendation for White)
Papp: Sicilian B48 (Recommendation for White)
Szabo: French C11 (Recommendation for White)
Ris: Ruy Lopez C78 (Recommendation for Black)
Schandorff: London System D02 (Recommendation for White)
Kuzmin: Slav Defence D10 (Recommendation for White)
Quintiliano: Queen's Indian E17 (Recommendation for White)
Marin: Nimzo-Indian E39 (Recommendation for Black)