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Quality Chess Newsletter – Summer 2015 Update

Dear Quality Chess Reader,

It has been a while since our previous newsletter – we have been busy producing new books. The following list of books shows what we have we been up to recently.

Last month we published two new books.

In The Semi-Slav GM Lars Schandorff offers a sharp and entertaining Black repertoire using the Semi-Slav Defence. A pdf excerpt is here.
Schandorff’s previous books on Playing 1.d4 and the Caro-Kann have received rave reviews.

In Mikhail Tal’s Best Games 2 – The World Champion IM Tibor Karolyi continues his trilogy about the life and games of one of the most popular World Champions. A pdf excerpt is here.
GM Lubomir Kavalek on Volume 1: “(Karolyi) also sought input from Tal’s opponents, friends and coaches, creating a vivid picture of Tal as a person. Among many books written about Tal, Karolyi’s work stands out.”

The chess files (in pgn and pdf) include various games and snippets we hope will be of interest.

Regards,
John Shaw
Chief Editor
Quality Chess

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  1. August 14th, 2015 at 16:19 | #1

    Great! 🙂 I was craving for an Update! 🙂

    Keep up the good work and….maybe Mihail Marin will write an Update on the English some time… 😉

  2. Jay
    August 15th, 2015 at 13:03 | #2

    There is a short interview with Boris Gelfand and discussion of the new book on uschess.org. Boris gives a few hints about the future books he’ll be working on, including that the second one is half way through.

  3. Jacob Aagaard
    August 16th, 2015 at 19:05 | #3

    @Jay
    He is exaggerating. Maybe a quarter or a third has been done.

  4. TonyRo
    August 17th, 2015 at 17:48 | #4

    I always enjoy the newsletters – thanks guys! 😀

  5. The Doctor
    August 18th, 2015 at 07:26 | #5

    @Jacob Aagaard

    Are you playing the Dragon now?
    Is is because you have been working a lot on the Jones books.

    I played a full blooded Black side of a Soltis last Mehta at my club. I can t think of many other openings where you make one small inaccuracy and your position is essentially lost.

    However I can’t think of many other openings where you may be lost but White doesn’t follow up correctly and he can be lost. Crazy chess but the reason I love the game. Beats the London System for sure!

  6. Remco G
    August 18th, 2015 at 09:30 | #6

    Review of Gelfand on David Smerdon’s blog too: http://www.davidsmerdon.com/?p=1712

  7. Jacob Aagaard
    August 18th, 2015 at 09:42 | #7

    @The Doctor
    I cannot remember when I actually had a main line Sicilian on the board! People are scared playing 3.d4 against me most of the time, but I did try a Grivas Sicilian some months back and were badly beaten :-).

  8. Thomas
    August 19th, 2015 at 09:07 | #8

    New on my wishlist:

    GM-Guide Guico Piano (+Two Knights) from the white side.

    No good book around for years now….

  9. The Doctor
    August 19th, 2015 at 11:59 | #9

    @Thomas

    Emms beating 1.e4 e5 is quite relevant still

  10. Thomas
    August 19th, 2015 at 12:55 | #10

    Hmmmmm.

  11. Jacob Aagaard
    August 19th, 2015 at 15:24 | #11

    @The Doctor
    I disagree. It was not computer checked at all, which was not great at the time and a disaster today.

  12. The Doctor
    August 19th, 2015 at 16:33 | #12

    Well I must be honest I play the Ruy, so never really used it.
    But I would have thought most of his recommendations were very quiet systems with d3 so would have thought they were mainly positionally based and not so outdated?

    I bow down to your much superior judgement ?

  13. David
    August 19th, 2015 at 17:29 | #13

    Jacob Aagaard :
    @The Doctor
    I disagree. It was not computer checked at all, which was not great at the time and a disaster today.

    Jacob,

    Emms wrote 2 books, one called Play The Open Games As Black (What to Do When White Avoids the Ruy Lopez) in 2000 which you have previously stated you are not impressed with, and more recently (2010), Beating 1e4 e5: A Repertoire For White In The Open Games. Are you confusing the 2, or do you not like either one of them?

  14. Nestor
    August 19th, 2015 at 20:43 | #14

    @Jacob Aagaard
    John Emms has written two books on 1.e4 e5 – one for Black (Gambit, 2000) and one for White (Everyman, 2010). I’m just wondering if you might be referring to the first of these and @The_Doctor to the second?

  15. Jacob Aagaard
    August 19th, 2015 at 21:28 | #15

    @Nestor
    Yes I was

  16. Thomas
    August 19th, 2015 at 22:26 | #16

    I simply enjoyed Kryvoruchko – Granda Zuniga from the Spanish team ch..
    The game wasn’t quiet at all.
    And no. I won’t go for Emms.

  17. The Doctor
    August 20th, 2015 at 07:20 | #17

    Yes I was referring to the 2010 book

  18. Golllum
    August 21st, 2015 at 12:03 | #18

    When will John’s books be published? The first one was supposed to be on summer and now it is postponed to autumn, will it be October 1st or December 20th? Both are autumn…

    I really really really really want them!

  19. John Shaw
    August 21st, 2015 at 13:55 | #19

    @Golllum

    I’m getting there on the first volume. Several chapters finished, other being finished as we speak. I won’t give an exact date, but you should bet on closer to the first date you mentioned than the second.

  20. Ichigo
    August 21st, 2015 at 19:43 | #20

    And for GM19? Mikhalevski test my patience :-), no news no comment 🙂

  21. Ed
    August 21st, 2015 at 21:57 | #21

    John Shaw :
    @Golllum
    I’m getting there on the first volume. Several chapters finished, other being finished as we speak. I won’t give an exact date, but you should bet on closer to the first date you mentioned than the second.

    That is the first date but in 2016 : )

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