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Total makeover to make you feel proud to read your copy of BCM
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Many more top UK and international Grandmasters now write for BCM
More pages than before
64 pages means more games, more analysis, more comment, great photos, great value
Collaboration with Informator
We're now partnering with the world's renowned publisher Chess Informant, founders of ECO code
Original articles written by numerous Grandmasters and International Masters
The September 2016 issue of British Chess Magazine is a special Olympiad issue packed with superb content. There is extensive coverage of the 42nd Chess Olympiad held in Baku in Azerbaijan where 170 teams took part in the Open competition and 134 teams in the Women’s competition.
Facts, Figures and Fragments from
the Baku Olympiad
Highs and Lows for the England team at Baku Olympiad, by GM Nick Pert
After Rio – Even More Olympic Golds
for the USA, by Theo Slade
Ian Watson’s Endgame studies and 100th birthday wishes to Richard Guy, a former BCM Study Editor
- Openings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro featuring the Schliemann defence to the Ruy Lopez, a dangerous attacking weapon for Black to surprise
- Quotes and Queries by Alan Smith with an Alekhine lightning game from London 1922
- Problem World by Christopher Jones featuring four compositions
- Find the Way to Win; nine positions to test your tactical ability
- News from Abroad featuring the very strong Abu Dhabi Masters, three games from the event, results from the Vienna Open and Sinquefield Cup
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