New in Chess Magazine Available For iPad

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 2014. 02. 27. 6:06.

Recently the Dutch chess publishing house New in Chess launched an iPad app for its flagship product, New in Chess Magazine. Known as the world's leading chess magazine in the English language, “NIC” can now also be read on the iPad. The games can be played through with an internal game viewer. 

The app that brings the complete New in Chess Magazine to the iPad was introduced during the Tata Steel tournament in January. When he visited the tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Garry Kasparov received an iPad with the first ceremonial copy of New In Chess magazine 2014 #1 pre-installed. In the press release, editor-in-chief Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam of the magazine was quoted:

“I am delighted that you can replay all games without the need of a chess set. This digital edition travels well. It is great that our readers can now choose between a paper and a digital edition. Or enjoy both!” 

Ten Geuzendam & Kasparov

The app was developed by PubliQare, a company specialized in multi-channel publishing processes. It took about half a year to develop. At the moment only new magazines are available but in the long run New in Chess intends to digitize its archives as well.

New in Chess Magazine is the first digital chess magazine for tablets that goes further than PDF. The most important feature is the game viewer: the reader can play through all games with a specially embedded chess board.

The pages look exactly the same...
...while tapping on a game reveals this game viewer...
...which can also be put "full screen"
The magazine is interactive: clicking on a page number jumps to the specific page

When the magazine was launched, New In Chess gave away 50.000 free copies of issue 2013#8. This one, with a special report on the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand, is still available for free here.

New issues cost € 11.99/$12.99, just like the paper version. The digital and paper subscriptions are priced the same; subscribers who want to have both pay a bit more - a model that e.g. the New Yorker also uses.

At the moment only an iPad version is available, but New in Chess is working on apps for Kindle Fire and Android tablets.

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  • 3 év ezelőtt


    what about Android? Android outsale apple. So why alway going for apple. People are so brainwashed with apple!!

  • 3 év ezelőtt


    I have an iPad and I hadn't known that this app was available. Thanks for the 'heads-up'.

    It looks and reads like a magazine, until you tap on any chess diagram and it comes alive with annotations, full controls and autoplay. Fantastic!

  • 3 év ezelőtt


    Glad to see this. Thanks for posting it. Never would've heard about it, and the free issue will last me a while, playing and analyzing everything.  

  • 3 év ezelőtt


    It's not only news, but very good news. The app is excellent and I look forward to the digitizing of the archives.

  • 3 év ezelőtt


    There's nothing wrong with this being posted as news.

    It's an interesting change in the way we'll be able to consume chess magazines in the future and no different to news I've seen on any other site when a sports magazine has become available online or as an e-magazine.

  • 3 év ezelőtt


    I thought it was hilarious that they gifted Kasparov an old iPad lol

  • 3 év ezelőtt


    Im buying the magizine app

  • 3 év ezelőtt


    i disagree with Nakamura that he is the biggest threat to carlsen, He means with his other comment that Why am i not in the candidates? the only other three top players who are not in the candidates are Grischuck, Caruana, and Gelfand, who recently has been on a bad spell of losing games, but i think will bounce back soon.

  • 3 év ezelőtt


    Although I have a subscription to NIC, I think it's ridiculous (and not done) to promote it in the "news" section.

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