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Nigel Short lectures in Edinburgh

It is with great pleasure that I can announce our next guest at Edinburgh Chess Club, Grandmaster Nigel Short. Nigel has played for England for 30 years and played a World Championship match against Garry Kasparov in London 1993. Although he is not as ambitious as he used to be, Nigel’s understanding of chess has not faded and I am sure he will be able to explain a thing or two.

I have asked Nigel to talk about setting up and executing an attack. I am very curious as to what he will be able to tell us!


The dates are:

Saturday 26th September  15.00-19.00
Sunday 27th September    13.00-17.00
Monday 28th September   18.30-22.00
Tuesday 29th September   18.30-22.00

The location is Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH

The cost for participating is £150 per person FOR ALL FOUR DAYS. There is a 50% discount for u18s and those travelling from outside Scotland to participate.

There will be some refreshments at the seminar. We will go out for a meal as a group on the Saturday evening.

Registration is through GM Jacob Aagaard at jacob@qualitychess.co.uk

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  1. Fer
    August 21st, 2015 at 10:00 | #1

    Sounds really great!!, N. Short is also very funny guy.
    It’s a pity not to be closer to Edinburgh… 🙁

  2. Clement
    August 21st, 2015 at 19:35 | #2

    Will it be more lecture based or exercise/solving based?

  3. Grant
    August 21st, 2015 at 21:55 | #3

    Would you put the sessions on dvd and sell them?

  4. Jacob Aagaard
    August 21st, 2015 at 22:39 | #4
  5. Jacob Aagaard
    August 21st, 2015 at 22:40 | #5

    No, I would not presume so. That is my specialty.

  6. Tobias
    August 22nd, 2015 at 00:25 | #6

    Jacob Aagaard :
    No, I would not presume so. That is my specialty.

    “No” is not a good answer to an “either … or” question 🙂

  7. Jacob Aagaard
    August 23rd, 2015 at 17:56 | #7

    Not really :-). It will be lecture based I am sure.

  8. Tobias
    August 23rd, 2015 at 19:25 | #8

    Sounds very interesting, if it was the weekend before, I might have been able to come as I’ll be in England with work anyway. However, that particular weekend we’re invited to a wedding so no chance.

  9. Paul
    August 24th, 2015 at 07:26 | #9

    @Jacob Aagaard
    If someone came From outside Scotland just for sat and sun (but paid full price), would that cause huge offence?

  10. Jacob Aagaard
    August 24th, 2015 at 10:10 | #10

    No, it would not cause offense if someone was missing at any point during the lectures. They are on for the participants sake, not Nigel’s or ours…

  11. Ed
    December 23rd, 2015 at 09:56 | #11

    For those who attended, did they enjoy the lectures and was there a particular area covered that really interested you and why?

  12. Jacob Aagaard
    December 23rd, 2015 at 11:48 | #12

    Attacking. One participant said it was the highlight of his 30 years playing chess…

  13. George Hollands
    December 23rd, 2015 at 13:00 | #13


    Are there plans to run similar events in the future? I would have loved to have attended but unfortunately I couldn’t fit it in around work and life….

  14. Jacob Aagaard
    December 23rd, 2015 at 13:44 | #14

    @George Hollands
    I would like to, but we will see if it works out in practice. At the moment I have to finalise my private house move, which takes some energy…

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