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The editor’s top ten
1. The deciding moment in the candidates tournament: Fabiano Caruana annotates his final round victory over Grischuk.
2. “Fresh and unexpected”: Vladimir Kramnik explains how he crushed Aronian with Black after innovating with 7…Rg8.
3. A new plan against the Najdorf? Peter Heine Nielsen annotates Carlsen's successful experiment with 5.Qd2!? in Shamkir.
4. “Fantastic fighting game”: Karsten Müller analyses the endgame in the trail-blazing duel between Kramnik and Caruana (video)
5. Salvation after a series of draws: Ding Liren comments on his win over Mamedyarov in the candidates tournament.
6. Attack like a WCh challenger: Find the best continuation – “Move by Move“ with Simon Williams in the game Meier-Caruana!
7. “Domination on both flanks”: enjoy Daniel King’s video analysis of the game Caruana-Aronian and let him whip up some enthusiasm for the Ruy Lopez!
8. A popular weapon against the Najdorf: let Robert Ris introduce you to the secrets of the variation with 7.Nf3.
9. “Like Karpov in his prime”: Rustam Kasimdzhanov annotates Caruana's win over MVL at the Grenke Chess Classic.
10. Promising in the long term: GM Yannick Pelletier recommends 6…h6 in the Vienna Variation of the Queen's Gambit (video)
Recommendations for your Repertoire
Papp: Caro-Kann B15 (Recommendation for White and Black)
Ris: Sicilian B92 (Recommendation for White)
Moskalenko: French C18 (Recommendation for Black)
Kuzmin: Vienna Game C28 (Recommendation for White)
Breutigam: Two Knights Defence C55 (Recommendation for Black)
Szabo: Ruy Lopez C74 (Recommendation for Black)
Marin: Ruy Lopez C79 (Recommendation for Black)
Postny: Ruy Lopez C92 (Recommendation for Black)
Stohl: Queen's Gambit D37 (Recommendation for Black)