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Chessbase Magazine vs New in Chess


  • 8 months ago · Quote · #1

    crazyim5

    I'm looking to get an annual subscription to a good chess magazine and I'm having a hard time deciding between Chessbase Magazine (CBM) vs New in Chess (NIC) magazine. I'm looking for something with good content to learn, get better chess news, improve my own game and most importantly to get entertained! Cool

    Both are about 100 bucks a year and CBM runs bimonthly with 6 copies while NIC produces 8 per year. I also noticed that CBM is tied more into the CB/Fritz interface with videos (like fritztrainers) while NIC focuses more on the traditional magazine style in ebooks (if you opt for electronic version). I have seen a friend have one of the older NIC copy and I thought it was pretty good. Which one do you guys prefer and why? Pros and Cons? Any suggestion or comment from own experience are welcome!

    Thanks! 

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #2

    kco

    Don't forget chess.com kind of have thier own emagazine.

    http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-october-2013

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #3

    crazyim5

    @kco Thanks for the reply! I'm not trying to be a traitor or anything, just starting a discussion thred to get some opinions! Smile

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #4

    kco

    I know, that's ok.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #5

    Alec834

    crazyim5 wrote:
      Which one do you guys prefer and why? Pros and Cons? Any suggestion or comment from own experience are welcome!

    Thanks! 

    I only read New in Chess Magazine don't have an annual subscription though I buy my issues on Amazon Canada they sell some of the back issues and the year books too. Good stuff nice articles problems and interviews.

    Save money and pay in my own currency!

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #6

    crazyim5

    @Alec834 Thanks for the reply. So I will count your vote for NIC yea?

    NIC 1 - CBM 0 

    Is it possible to create a poll? 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #7

    mnag

    The Chessbase mag is more diverse while NIC is more recent game analysis. I like NIC only because I am older and more use to traditional mags rather than digital stuff. Nevertheless I have had subscriptions to both and enjoyed them more or less equally.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #8

    crazyim5

    @mnag Thanks for sharing your personal experience. Isn't NIC also in an ebook type electronic copy? Although it might be in more traditional pdf format while CBM needs their Chessbase reader. 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #9

    crazyim5

    How do these differ content wise? Do NIC have any digital content at all, other than eBook type?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #10

    ernestosim01

    -1 for the digital version of nic for not supporting android apps. This being said, is there anyone here can recommend a good digital chess magazine for android tablet, ( paid or free) ?

    crazyim5 wrote:

    @mnag Thanks for sharing your personal experience. Isn't NIC also in an ebook type electronic copy? Although it might be in more traditional pdf format while CBM needs their Chessbase reader. 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #11

    BulletMatetricks

    Maybe

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #12

    crazyim5

    More comments. Anyone? 

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #13

    Aetheldred

    I have New in Chess: The First 25 Years, and it's certainly good quality reading. It focuses on Chess games, and everything that surrounds the world of chess. I'd say it's perfect for someone like Batgirl.

    Chessbase Magazine makes a much heavier reading, too much if you're not a professional, in my opinion. Chessbase Magazine also offers instructional videos. Chess.com offers the same with the difference that you can filter out the content. In my case, I exclude the Advanced videos. 

    Try Chessbase Magazine Extra 157, and if you enjoy it, stick with it. If it's too dense, then go for New in Chess. 

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #14

    crazyim5

    Thanks for the reply. What formats do they come in? I know NIC comes primarily as a traditional printed magazine, but they also have an iPad app now so we can download and read there as well. What about CBM? I thought CBM is full of videos and some annotated games in cbh format. Do they have a printed version as well? 

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #15

    netzach

    Thought chess.com had bought-out "New in Chess"?

    If that's true probably more loyal to go with that one.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #16

    Samsch

    New In Chess has a lot better content.

    End of discussion.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #17

    crazyim5

    @netzach Chess.com bought Chessvibes 

    @Samsch On what basis do you make that statement? 

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #18

    Samsch

    crazyim5 wrote:

    @netzach Chess.com bought Chessvibes 

    @Samsch On what basis do you make that statement? 

    Just my opinion...

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #19

    crazyim5

    @Samsch Thanks for sharing. If you have read NIC before, do you mind telling us all the formats the magazine is available in? 

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #20

    netzach

    crazyim5 wrote:

    @netzach Chess.com bought Chessvibes 

    Thanks crazyim5.

    Had just vague memory of something bought but what you said is correct. 


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