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A sad realisation

It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the realisation that John will not be able to complete his work on the 1.e4 books. He is half way through the first book, but overburdened by managerial work and the responsibility to our authors, who deliver on time, to get their books out quickly and efficiently.

We apologise to everyone who were looking forward to these books. At least we have the Negi-books for you 1.e4 guys…

I should maybe say that this is Quality Chess’ birthday. We were founded on April the 1st 2004 – and that is no joke!

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  1. Xof
    April 1st, 2015 at 11:40 | #1

    I smell an April fool, I don’t buy it.

  2. Manuel
    April 1st, 2015 at 11:58 | #2

    I hope that this is an April joke!

  3. TonyBreen
    April 1st, 2015 at 12:04 | #3

    Normally Id think yea right, laugh and think April Fools, but in this particular case it wouldnt surprise me in the least.

  4. Michael Göransson
    April 1st, 2015 at 12:12 | #4

    Of course its an april fools joke! If he managed to write The King´s Gambit, then the 1.e4 books is not a workload that will stop a scottish ‘king’ 🙂
    Besides…you QC-guys would never ditch us e4-loyals would you??? And I think he´s more than half done!

  5. Jesse
    April 1st, 2015 at 12:19 | #5

    I’m fond of waiting for John’s books.

  6. LE BRUIT QUI COURT
    April 1st, 2015 at 12:56 | #6

    ### off topic: “The Modern Tiger” by Tiger Hillarp Persson ###

    Today I went trough first 100 pages rather rapidly to get a feeling. I saw totally different chess which is is very appealing to me. Since I’m playing also the KID as Black vs 1.d4, I find this book very very good.

    Thanks for good job, and keep up the good work 🙂

  7. GM Rob
    April 1st, 2015 at 13:10 | #7

    What no one wished you happy birthday yet?
    You really must have worried them Jacob
    Anyway congratulations to all at QC on another excellent year of work.
    Long may it continue!

  8. SlavoF
    April 1st, 2015 at 13:20 | #8

    Happy birthday, Quality Chess! And thank you for all your hard work!

    best wishes!
    s.

  9. TonyBreen
    April 1st, 2015 at 13:49 | #9

    A better April fools joke would have been that John had finished the book !!

  10. Seth
    April 1st, 2015 at 14:15 | #10
  11. garryk
    April 1st, 2015 at 14:23 | #11

    @TonyBreen
    Ahahaha! This is really fun! 😀

  12. Ed
    April 1st, 2015 at 14:58 | #12

    If only half way through first book after all this time then “somewhere June” this year in the predictions does not look feasible, or does it?

  13. JR
    April 1st, 2015 at 15:02 | #13

    Now I’ve heard there was a secret move
    That Negi played, and it did improve
    But you don’t really care for openings, do you?
    It goes like this
    pawns on the fifth
    The bishop swap, and the rook lift
    The baffled Shaw composing “Play 1.e4”
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah…

  14. Thomas
    April 1st, 2015 at 16:28 | #14

    Already half way through?
    You should think up better jokes, that one was too simple.

  15. The Lurker
    April 1st, 2015 at 16:33 | #15

    You forgot to take the books off the Coming Soon page. 😉

  16. The Lurker
    April 1st, 2015 at 16:34 | #16

    @TonyBreen
    That would be too cruel to be good business practice!

  17. The Lurker
    April 1st, 2015 at 16:39 | #17

    JR :
    The baffled Shaw composing “Play 1.e4″

    Nice. Shaw sounds like Shah, which means King. Perfect.

  18. Ray
    April 1st, 2015 at 19:27 | #18

    Thanks for this halfway decent attempt at an April fool’s joke – you really made my day 🙂

  19. Jacob Aagaard
    April 1st, 2015 at 22:22 | #19

    John had told me not to do it, as some might actually fall for it. So I made it as weak as possible…

  20. Michael Bartlett
    April 2nd, 2015 at 21:57 | #20

    That was funny but the responses were even funnier. Great job, all! Gave me a giggle.

  21. Steven
    April 1st, 2016 at 15:45 | #21

    I wish you guys would have reposted this today for April Fools. That would have been hilarious. I’m still looking forward to these books. 🙂

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