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Teach me Tiger

We have for the last nine years been pressuring Tiger Hillarp-Persson to write another chess book after the hugely successful and in my opinion simply wonderful Tiger’s Modern. I just pushed again and he was squirming a bit, saying that he might get a round to it.

More importantly, he said that he is teaching a bit these days and that he has created a nice little website. So we thought, if we push that, maybe he will feel grateful and write another book for us. Is it too much to ask?


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  1. Jonathan
    May 17th, 2013 at 11:57 | #1

    Hi Jacob,

    The link to Tiger’s website seems to be wrong!

    • Jacob Aagaard
      May 17th, 2013 at 12:49 | #2


  2. May 17th, 2013 at 13:06 | #3

    I’m very pleased to see that Tiger has taken up Go (following in the steps of Lasker!). Go is my other great board-game love, although I have ignored it recently to concentrate on chess, which is more in my blood. Often when I read about both games at once it is because a Go player is putting down chess or vice versa, often based on fairly beginner misunderstandings. It is nice to see a very strong player in one game become fluent in the other.

  3. Jacob Aagaard
    May 17th, 2013 at 13:17 | #4

    As I understood him, he did it partly because he has been doing more chess coaching and wanted to have the fresh experience of learning a game so he could better understand his pupils. A typical deep and highly committed idea.

    If you need a trainer, I recommend Tiger!

  4. May 27th, 2013 at 06:53 | #5

    Hmmm. written here in March you’d mentioned “the Modern Tiger”!? I was awaiting it with baited breath.so its been cancelled?:-(

  5. Jacob Aagaard
    May 27th, 2013 at 09:20 | #6

    @nathan resika
    No. But no date was ever put forward.

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