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All new look and content

Total makeover to make you feel proud to read your copy of BCM

More pages than before

64 pages means more games, more analysis, more comment, great photos, great value

CONTENTS

  • A new chess star is born:
    THE RISE OF ALIREZA FIROUZJA
    By GM Aleksandar Colovic
  • Aeroflot Open 2020
    ‘NO OTHER AIR COMPANY
    HAS ITS OWN CHESS TOURNAMENT!’
    AND THE LATEST AZERI TALENT
    By GM Aleksandar Colovic
  • BCM Interview
    The Czech chess legend,
    Vlastimil Jansa:
    CHESS HAS NOW
    BECOME ALL ABOUT
    THE COMPUTER,
    NOT THE PERSON
    By Milan Dinic
  • Gibraltar Masters 2020
    A TOURNAMENT OF SURPRISES AS
    PARAVYAN STUNS THE CHESS WORLD
    By IM Shaun Taulbut
  • ‘IT’S MY OWN INVENTION’
    GM Ray Keene OBE
  • Bunratty Masters
    SHORT’S HAT-TRICK
    By IM Shaun Taulbut
  • Openings for Amateurs
    FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, PAY ATTENTION!
    By Pete Tamburro
  • Quoetes and Queries
    REMEMBERING THE GREAT
    BRITISH COUNTY CHAMPIONS
    By Alan Smith

Ray Keene's column 'Following Your Heroes' that started in the October issue of BCM is just great and I loved it!

Jonathan Crumiller, NJ, USA

Sample Pages

Enjoy premium chess content with BCM!

The British Chess Magazine contains 64 pages packed with exclusive articles and annotations. Here, as a teaser before you get your own copy, please take a look at a few samples:

Overview

Connect today with some of the best British writers around and the very latest developments in the British chess scene!

What are you waiting for? The chess world deserves a magazine like today’s BCM with its great content, great design, great photography, and simply great value. In paper and digital formats BCM will truly engage you and also provide real help to players eager to improve their play.


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Games

Great value with hours of reading enjoyment, it provides instruction for enthusiastic players eager to improve their standard of play.

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Analysis

Forget about skimming the surface. Throughout we have deep authoritative analysis by leading GM and IM chess professionals.

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Insights

BCM's goal is to entertain, inform and offer the best in high-class chess insight, stories and research. And a touch of glamour as well!

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Capturing the Moment

The essence of chess through the camera's eye. BCM captures those unforgettable chess moments.

As a new subscriber may I say that I'm delighted with the two issues that I have received in Jan & Feb 2020. I'm very impressed with the selection of games e.g. from Wenjun - Goryachkina and from Hastings. Excellent highlights/summaries of each event. It is brilliant to be reading Ray Keene still!

Jerry Dowlen, Orpington, UK

Readers Corner

We value your feedback highly. Let us know your thoughts about new BCM!

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Great little magazine

I always look forward to my copy each month It's a great little magazine. Thank you to everyone involved in producing such an interesting publication.

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Modern look

The more modern look is certainly very appealing, and the writing remains of exquisite quality. You should certainly be very proud! It truly feels that the BCM has moved to the 21st century with this update.

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About Us

British Chess Magazine — published continuously since 1881

British Chess Magazine - year 1923

Reinvigorated, refreshed, redesigned, relaunched. BCM is back!

Founded in 1881 by John Watkinson, from humble origins in Yorkshire, British Chess Magazine has long been regarded as British chess royalty.

Don’t just take our word for it — Queen Elizabeth II was pleased to have a chess problem dedicated to her in BCM on the occasion of her wedding in 1948, and we understand that BCM may even have been read by Queen Victoria (known to be a keen chess player). With our two longest serving monarchs, BCM readers are in great company!

Published continuously during the reigns of six British sovereigns, twenty world chess champions, twenty-five British prime ministers, and two world wars, BCM has featured the play of every world champion since 1881, from Wilhelm Steinitz through to current world champion Magnus Carlsen.

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