008 NIC’s Café
011 Your Move
013 Fair & Square
014 Out of this world
The second edition was billed as the strongest chess tournament in history, but the 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be remembered for Fabiano Caruana’s unbelievable seven-win streak and his stellar 3097 performance.
032 Interview: Fabiano Caruana
‘I thought I had my chances, but nothing can prepare you for 7-0.’
037 Beware: Brilliancy!
038 Dialogues of the deluded
042 SOCAR, so good
Winning all their seven matches, the Azeri juggernaut confidently claimed the European Club Cup in Bilbao.
Nigel Short is delighted that the United Kingdom stays intact.
070 A kick from Pegasus
Genna Sosonko explores what chess players do to be ‘ready to play’.
076 Anand tests his form
The Challenger warmed up by winning the Bilbao Masters.
080 Repeat performance?
Sergey Shipov gives his take on the Carlsen-Anand World Championship match.
084 S.O.S. in the QG Exchange
Just bring out the c8-bishop anyway.
088 Hou Yifan claims Grand Prix
094 Topalov remains tops
Jan Timman thinks you can learn a lot from the Bulgarian’s games.
100 From Lasker to Larsen
Matthew Sadler has changed his opinion on Lasker completely!
106 Just Checking
What was the best book Le Quang Liem ever read?