Magazine Features

 

All new look and content

Total makeover to make you feel proud to read your copy of BCM

More pages than before

64 pages means more games, more analysis, more comment, great photos, great value

CONTENTS

  • Interview: Pia Sprong
    CHESS AND ART
    By Milan Dinic
  • The impact of the Women’s Candidates tournament in Kazan
    GORYACHKINA - THE YOUNGEST AND THE CALMEST
    By GM Aleksandar Colovic
  • Six decades from the 1959 Candidates Tournament in Yugoslavia
    TAL’S ASCENT TO THE CHESS ACROPOLIS
    By Milan Dinic
  • On Harry Golombek’s Fourth Candidates Tournament 1959
    THE IRRESISTIBLE FORCE
    By Ray Keene OBE
  • Openings for Amateurs
    THE FORK TRICK IS APPARENTLY – TRICKY!
    By Pete Tamburro
  • No surprises at the 4NCL finish
    AN ANGLO-FRENCH EFFORT SECURES FIRST PLACE FOR GUILDFORD
    By IM Shaun Taulbut
  • Quotes and Queries
    THE CHESS WAR OF THE ROSES
    By Alan Smith

Sample Pages

Enjoy premium chess content with BCM!

The British Chess Magazine contains 64 pages packed with exclusive articles and annotations. Here, as a teaser before you get your own copy, please take a look at a few samples:

Overview

Connect today with some of the best British writers around and the very latest developments in the British chess scene!

What are you waiting for? The chess world deserves a magazine like today’s BCM with its great content, great design, great photography, and simply great value. In paper and digital formats BCM will truly engage you and also provide real help to players eager to improve their play.


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Games

Great value with hours of reading enjoyment, it provides instruction for enthusiastic players eager to improve their standard of play.

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Analysis

Forget about skimming the surface. Throughout we have deep authoritative analysis by leading GM and IM chess professionals.

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Insights

BCM's goal is to entertain, inform and offer the best in high-class chess insight, stories and research. And a touch of glamour as well!

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Capturing the Moment

The essence of chess through the camera's eye. BCM captures those unforgettable chess moments.

Readers Corner

We value your feedback highly. Let us know your thoughts about new BCM!

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Great little magazine

I always look forward to my copy each month It's a great little magazine. Thank you to everyone involved in producing such an interesting publication.

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Modern look

The more modern look is certainly very appealing, and the writing remains of exquisite quality. You should certainly be very proud! It truly feels that the BCM has moved to the 21st century with this update.

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About Us

British Chess Magazine — published continuously since 1881

British Chess Magazine - year 1923

Reinvigorated, refreshed, redesigned, relaunched. BCM is back!

Founded in 1881 by John Watkinson, from humble origins in Yorkshire, British Chess Magazine has long been regarded as British chess royalty.

Don’t just take our word for it — Queen Elizabeth II was pleased to have a chess problem dedicated to her in BCM on the occasion of her wedding in 1948, and we understand that BCM may even have been read by Queen Victoria (known to be a keen chess player). With our two longest serving monarchs, BCM readers are in great company!

Published continuously during the reigns of six British sovereigns, twenty world chess champions, twenty-five British prime ministers, and two world wars, BCM has featured the play of every world champion since 1881, from Wilhelm Steinitz through to current world champion Magnus Carlsen.

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