Garry Kasparov Has a Personal Column in the Updated Chess Informant

Время публикации: 10.04.2012 20:23 | Последнее обновление: 10.04.2012 20:26

A famous magazine "Chess Informant" (previously Yugoslavian, now Serbian) starting from the updated issue under the number 113 presented a major novelty - the 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov's personal column. 

The editor Josip Asik wrote on the webpage of the magazine

«Seven years after his retirement from professional chess, we are deeply honoured to welcome Garry back to Chess Informant! In the new column, "Garry's Choice," he will be annotating select games from recent practice, casting his critical eye on the efforts of modern chess stars – and mere "mortals" – in his trademark style.

You would never guess in a hundred tries as to what game Garry chose to start his inaugural column. We couldn't, either! I will only reveal that he describes it as "a unique guest even on chess Olympus" and claimed he "had never seen anything like it in my chess career"!».

The 113th edition of the Informant is named a "Clockwork edition", which means that it represents a culmination of the changes that occured in the last few releases. Talking about another novelty of the magazine Asik mentions an interesting fact about Alexander Morozevich:

«The "Top Five" column is in English, but we asked that the players submit the material in their native language in order for them to give the clearest expression to their thoughts. Our staff was, of course, prepared to translate, but no one could foresee that we would receive six scanned large-format, handwritten papers like Morozevich sent us! If one of the world's brightest players was willing to put so much effort into his annotations, we could hardly ask him to resend it as a computer file.»

The editor in chief also announces the new publication schedule of four issues for year: March, June, September and December. Previously, starting from 1991 the magazine came into the world three times per year, while from 1960 till 1990 only twice. 


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