We’re continuing our “KC-Review” project with Crestbook’s International Grandmaster Sergey Shipov answering questions from members of the KasparovChess forum. His answers cover the sporting, creative, organisational and other aspects of 2013, producing a comprehensive portrait of the year in chess.
The London Candidates Tournament was one of the most eagerly anticipated events in modern chess history, and it didn’t disappoint. After Magnus Carlsen emerged victorious by the finest of margins Crestbook asked some leading chess experts for their views.
A year ago we launched our new ‘KC-Review’ project. The pilot ‘KC-Review of 2011 with Sergey Shipov’ (in Russian) aroused great interest from chess fans (and even professionals). The project continued in early June, 2012 with the publication of the ‘KC-Review of the Anand-Gelfand 2012 World Championship match’ (in Russian).
And now Crestbook’s leading expert, Grandmaster Sergey Shipov, is answering questions from members of the KasparovChess forum about the sporting, creative, organisational and other aspects of 2012. Discussion of the resulting portrait of the year can be continued in a special thread on the KasparovChess forum.
International grandmaster Judit Polgar is the greatest female chess player of all time. She is ready to answer chess fans' questions as part of the Crestbook KC-Conferences project. You can ask the Hungarian queen about virtually anything!
Your questions for GM Judit Polgar can be submitted in English at
GM Sergey Shipov's article initially published in Crestbook's Russian section is now available in English at the premier chess site ChessBase:
In this article Crestbook's editor-in-chief analyses Rustam Kasimdzhanov's recent idea for getting rid of the drawn result in chess and discusses a new scoring system allowing for increasing the number of decisive games in tournaments and stimulating fighting play.
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