Master Musings.

Instructional articles from before the Internet age on openings, endgames and everything in between.

January 1944. World War 2 was entering it’s 5th year! The Allies were slogging their way up the boot of Italy. They had just made an amphibious landing at the seaside resort of Anzio, one of the most bloody and costliest battles of the Second World War. The cover of Chess Review reflects the times.

Issue # 5 of Yasser Seirawan’s fine magazine Inside Chess. Featured are the Candidates match between Yasser Seirawan of the USA and Jonathan Speelman of England. Then an article on a theoretical novelty in the Nimzo-Indian.

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