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The editor’s top ten
1. Has Magnus Carlsen really given away a piece? World champion trainer and Dragon expert Peter Heine Nielsen explains what lies behind it.
2. When Anish Giri defeated the clear leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in Wijk, the tournament became interesting; the Dutch player himself shows you his crashing victory.
3. Whether it is more than an opening for a single game is something you must decide for yourself, but Alexey Kuzmin’s setup 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.h4 is not only venomous, but it can also be learned quickly.
4. Decision in Wijk aan Zee: Enjoy Daniel King’s video summary of the tiebreak between Carlsen and Giri.
5. In a Sicilian Stunner from Oliver Reeh White makes the going at first, but you get the opportunity to distinguish yourself in the defence of the black position.
6. As safe as Fort Knox, that is not true for Jonas Lampert – the German player shows you a convincing path for White against the popular variation of the French!
7. Move by Move with Simon Williams: attack along with Abhijeet Gupta and hunt down Ivanchuk’s king.
8. If you are looking for a safe repertoire against 1.b3 Renato Quintiliano can guarantee you the correct one.
9. Friends of the French pay heed: in his strategy column Mihail Marin investigates the pawn formation which arises when Black has played ...f6 it comes to the exchange of the e5- for the f6-pawn.
10. In the interactiv endgame our expert Dr Karsten Müller asks you some tricky questions: can you do better than the two players?
Recommendation for your repertoire
Quintiliano: Nimzowitsch Larsen Opening A01 (Recommendation for Black)
Kuzmin: London System A45(Recommendation for White)
Szabo: Sicilian B41(Recommendation for White)
Kritz: Sicilian B60 (Recommendation for White)
Kosintseva: Sicilian B67 (Recommendation for White)
Papp: French C06 (Recommendation for White)
Schandorff: Petroff Defence C42 (Recommendation for Black)
Stohl: Four Knights Game C48 (Recommendation for Black)
Postny: Ruy Lopez C78 (Recommendation for White)
Ris: Slav Defence D15 (Recommendation for White)
Langrock: Catalan E05 (Recommendation for Black)