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The editor's top ten
1. “I decided to just make a move”: Wesley So annotates his win against the world champion.
2. The problem: Erwin l'Ami shows in his video how you shoueld meet the French Winawer Variation with 6...b6.
3. Erosion of the Berlin Wall: Peter Heine Nielsen explains the brilliant strategic performance of his protégé in Carlsen-Aronian.
4. Theoretical duel in the Grünfeld Defence: Yannick Pelletier analyses Karjakin's innovation 16.Na3 against Vachier-Lagrave (Video)
5. “Short and sweet”: together with Simon Williams and the 11-year old Praggnanandhaa defeat a seasoned GM!
6. “With minimal means”: with Oliver Reeh’s help get the pawns in front of your castled king into play and win! (interactive video)
7. New Trend in the Caro-Kann: let Igor Stohl show you how Black should set about things in the Exchange Variation!
8. This is how to convert an advantage: Dimitrij Jakovenko annotates his opening victory in the “Karpov tournament”: Jakovenko-Artemiev
9. A problem knight on a5? Mihail Marin examines typical examples in the King’s Indian and in the Ruy Lopez Chigorin Variation.
10. “Unbelievably exciting”: Daniel King presents Caruana's thrilling finish against So in Norway Chess (Video)
Recommendations for your Repertoire
Schandorff: English Opening A13 (Recommendation for White)
Stohl: Caro-Kann B13 (Recommendation for White)
Quintiliano: Sicilian B35 (Recommendation for Black)
Szabo: Sicilian B80 (Recommendation for White)
Karolyi: French C02 (Recommendation Black)
Ris: Scotch C45 (Recommendation for White)
Papp: Ruy Lopez C60 (Recommendation for White)
Marin: Ruy Lopez C76 (Recommendation for Black)
Havasi: Queen's Gambit D31 (Recommendation for White and Black)
Krasenkow: Queen's Indian E12 (Recommendation for White)
Kuzmin: Nimzo-Indian E51 (Recommendation for White)
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