006 NIC’s Café
010 Your Move
014 Wang Hao’s sixpack
A wealth of fighting chess in the 45th Biel Chess Festival. Wang Hao’s six wins (three points per win), one draw and three losses (two against Carlsen!) resulted in one of the finest tournament victories in his career.
036 Interview: Wang Hao
An unusual talent who has rediscovered his pleasure in the game and is happily facing the opportunities an unknown future has on offer.
040 Dortmund King Caruana
Fabiano Caruana, currently the world’s most active elite grandmaster, scored his first super tournament victory, just in time for his twentieth birthday.
060‘Get ready, ‘cause here I come’
Lubos Kavalek was in Reykjavik for the 'Match of the Century', both as a journalist and, in the second half, as Bobby Fischer’s second. Forty years on, he relives a most memorable chess experience.
069 Hertan’s Forcing Moves
070 Hou Yifan wins FIDE Grand Prix
With a clear first place in the Jermuk GP, the Women’s World Champion secured overall victory in the 2011-12 FIDE Grand Prix, confirming her status in today’s women’s chess.
Nigel Short looks at various tiebreakers and wonders if it makes sense to change the rules of the game.
076 Be prepared!
In his new ground-breaking book Vladimir Tukmakov shows how you should prepare for your opponent in the Information Age.
082 Through the Luking Glass
Luke McShane has been reading books you may want to read too!
086 Dancing dervish
Hans Ree on Walter Browne’s autobiographical games collection The Stress of Chess.
090 A fine tradition
Jan Timman thoroughly enjoyed the 34th Politiken Cup in Helsingor, Danmark.
098 Just Checking
Does Sam Shankland have any superstitions concerning chess?