Inside Chess (1988-2000)

Multiple Writers

Reviewer: John Donaldson, John Watson
Inside Chess Enterprises
Almost 10,000 pages of material!

The third offering by Chess Cafe is something special – all the years (1988-2000) of Yasser Seirawan’s magazine Inside Chess on three DVDs. First, full disclosure – I worked for Inside Chess for its entire run.

There is close to 10,000 pages of material here (over 800 pages a year for a dozen years). The opening articles are dated but almost everything else is still fresh from the high quality game annotations by Yasser and other top GMs, the tactics column by IM Nikolay Minev, the ending column by GM Alex Baburin, the book reviews, interviews, photos and more. There is reporting and games from American events that are to be found nowhere else.

All 284 issues are here on the three DVDs which are in searchable PDF format. One can easily find events, openings and players. There is a table of contents for all issues. The $79.95 price is a bargain.

Inside Chess (1988-2000) is available from Chess Cafe (

Highly Recommended