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GM2 out in the world! + updated Publishing Schedule

The first copies of GM2 have started to arrive various places. By luck, Niggemann seemed to get the books earlier than usual. People are telling us it is great – but we have not yet seen it!

We have moved a few things around in the publishing schedule, but with a new employee starting in two weeks, we hope that we will be able to keep those arbitrary deadlines now.

Boris Alterman The Alterman Gambit Guide – White Gambits 31 March 2010
Milos Pavlovi The Cutting Edge: The Open Sicilian 1 31 March 2010
Lubomir Ftacnik Grandmaster Repertoire 6 – The Sicilian Defence April 2010
Lars Schandorff Grandmaster Repertoire 7 – The Caro-Kann April 2010
Christian Bauer Play the Scandinavian Defence April/May 2010
John Shaw Quality Chess Puzzle Book April/May 2010
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins: Volume 1 – 1961-1985 June 2010
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins: Volume 2 – 1986 – 2009 June 2010
Mihail Marin Grandmaster Repertoire 4 – The English Opening vol. 2 June 2010
Mihail Marin Grandmaster Repertoire 5 – The English Opening vol. 3 June 2010
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  1. john
    February 26th, 2010 at 20:30 | #1

    i was wondering if you can give me a estimated time when d4 volume 2 will be in the u.s. i tried to find it but i cant so would it be easier to just order it from your site? thanks for your time john

  2. BENkogambit
    February 27th, 2010 at 20:49 | #2

    GM Repertoire 2 looks great, I can’t wait to pick up a copy! Can you say a little more about the Alterman Gambit book?

  3. February 28th, 2010 at 19:26 | #3

    I suppose it’ll be a few weeks yet for the delivery of a single book all the way to the west coast of the US?

  4. Ponting is a Legend
    February 28th, 2010 at 20:48 | #4

    Well, it must be taken into account that QC shipping cost includes first class post.

  5. Al
    March 1st, 2010 at 03:57 | #5

    Any chance it will arrive in California by March 5th (I preordered)? I have a tourney on the 6th.

  6. Jacob Aagaard
    March 1st, 2010 at 09:09 | #6

    I am not absolutely sure how long it will take to the US. At times it is quite quick, at times not. I think this often comes down to local conditions more than anything else, as our nearest post office is one of the key post offices in Scotland.

  7. Ponting is a Legend
    March 1st, 2010 at 12:29 | #7

    It is 11.26 in Newcastle (200 km from QC office)…I will check mailbox soon…hopefully GM2 is there πŸ™‚ — Have the books been shipped yet?

  8. March 1st, 2010 at 14:00 | #8

    You should have the book tomorrow. The guys left for the post office at 12.45.

  9. ChessPlayer
    March 1st, 2010 at 14:06 | #9

    What about in Yorkshire? πŸ™‚ I assume tomorrow too?

  10. Ponting is a Legend
    March 1st, 2010 at 14:55 | #10

    Yorkshire is right next door to Newcastle, so probably.

  11. daniel
    March 1st, 2010 at 23:00 | #11

    if I ordered it today, how long would it take to get the US?

  12. John Shaw
    March 2nd, 2010 at 11:33 | #12



    If you ordered today, we would post it AirMail today. How long it takes to get to the US I am not exactly sure. Perhaps about a week. Our existing American customers will soon find out the correct answer, as we posted all web sales of GM 2 yesterday.

  13. Daniel Clancy
    March 3rd, 2010 at 21:22 | #13

    @John Shaw
    I just found that the American branch of Chess & Bridge has it so I just ordered it in a group order from there with a few friends to save on 1 day shipping.

  14. Alex
    March 10th, 2010 at 22:24 | #14

    What ever happend to The Complete Queen’s Indian Defence by Tapani Sammalvuo?
    Is it going to be published any time soon?
    Is it possible to get some more info on Ftacnic’s book (maybe an excerpt), regarding the lines he’ll be analysing?
    Is it correct that they’ll be a series on Cutting Edge ? Any excerpt/further info on that available?

  15. Christian
    March 13th, 2010 at 11:17 | #15

    Can you yet say how many pages GM 4 and GM 5 will have?

  16. March 15th, 2010 at 00:30 | #16


    I’m just lobbying for a purchase link for the Caro-Kann book so I can buy it while I still have a little tax return money. Enjoying the new Avrukh book very much. Thanks!

  17. Jeremy
    March 22nd, 2010 at 10:32 | #17

    When Marin is done with the English books, could he please write his repertoire or simply a book about the Pirc and his responds to 1. d4? Thanks! I know he’s super man and can just whip them out in no time.

  18. Jacob Aagaard
    March 22nd, 2010 at 10:52 | #18

    Hi Jeremy, not novel ideas, of course. However, Mihail has some other projects coming up, so I don’t think it is about to happen just now. We could ask him to do a small book, of course, but that is what we did with the English. We asked for 128 pages!!

  19. Jeremy
    March 22nd, 2010 at 15:17 | #19

    Jacob Aagaard :
    Hi Jeremy, not novel ideas, of course. However, Mihail has some other projects coming up, so I don’t think it is about to happen just now. We could ask him to do a small book, of course, but that is what we did with the English. We asked for 128 pages!!

    haha I’ll leave the novel ideas up to him. And, in the case of asking for a small book and getting three volumes, well then, by all means let’s ask him for a small book. lol

  20. Ametanoitos
    March 23rd, 2010 at 08:48 | #20

    A question about the Scandinavian book. Will it recommend a repertoire with say 3…Qa5 or 2…Qd6 or a coveredge of both? If it is repertoire based, does Mr Bauer have any strong ideas in the main line:

    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Bd2 c6 7. Bc4 e6 8.
    Nd5 Qd8 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 (I cannot imagine a revival of 9…Qxf6) 10. Bb3 Nd7 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. O-O-O O-O-O 13. Nh4 Bg6 14.
    g3 Kb8 and now 15.Kb1! as given by Gm Prie?

    Lot of people i know are looking forward to this book! I hope tgis will not delay!

  21. obiwanmichou
    March 24th, 2010 at 00:56 | #21

    Alterman Gambit guide for white is soon to be published. But i would like to know, because you say : “This is not a high level theoretical work, but a true book for juniors and other players starting out.” if you think that it is possible for more advanced players (and also juniors) to have an updated more theoritical ? I don’t know may be games with comments or just a tree with variations. I think everyone should take advantage of it & should encourage more players to buy it, even if it should be great whithout but far interseting with ! Thanks

  22. Ponting is a Legend
    March 26th, 2010 at 02:03 | #22

    Is the publishing schedule accurate as of present, or is an update necessary? How is GM 7 going?

  23. Markus
    March 26th, 2010 at 08:14 | #23

    Hello! Are You planning a book about Petroff Defense in the near future?

  24. John Shaw
    March 26th, 2010 at 17:52 | #24

    The Scandinavian book is not a repertoire book. It will concentrate on 3…Qa5 not 3…Qd6. I can’t give details about new ideas just yet, but I have no doubt Christian Bauer is familiar with Eric Prie’s analysis – they are both French GMs and they have worked together in the past, I believe.

    If I understand correctly, a higher level book based on the gambit lines in Boris Alterman’s book? Not sure that would work. These gambits are a great way to learn how to play better chess when you are starting out (that’s the idea of the book), but I doubt they would stand up at GM level.

    @Ponting is a Legend
    GM7 is The Caro-Kann, if my sums are right. I am working on it. Perhaps a couple of weeks before it goes to the printer.

    We have no current plans for a Petroff book.

  25. Ponting is a Legend
    March 26th, 2010 at 19:45 | #25

    Sorry I meant GM6 (Ftacnik)–Is April 2010 still planned?

  26. Ametanoitos
    March 27th, 2010 at 20:43 | #26

    Mr Aagaard, about the Caro-Kann book. Can you please tell us what variation does Mr Shandorff recommend in the main line 4…Bf5? I suppose it would be the Classical Qc7+O-O-O because there is the advertisment that the repertoire will stand the computer-aid preparation. Or does he recommend more modern lines with O-O? Is there any chance we could now the Panov recommndation also? I bet for e6+Be7

  27. Ametanoitos
    March 28th, 2010 at 16:16 | #27

    Sorry, it seems that Mr Shaw was kind enough to answer my last question about the Bauer book and is working on GM rep 7, so this question goes to him i suppose.

  28. fierychess
    March 28th, 2010 at 16:20 | #28

    Hi Mr.Aagaard just wanna know what kind of sicilian variation will Mr.Ftacnik use against the english attack?Will it be the najdorf 6..e5 set-up or 6..e6?

  29. Jacob Aagaard
    March 28th, 2010 at 22:21 | #29

    Caro-Kann will be out early May, same for Sicilian. 5…Nc6 in Panov. Modern 4…Bf5 lines – wait for the excerpt.

  30. Ponting is a Legend
    March 29th, 2010 at 01:49 | #30

    After doing some very heavy revision since the start of March, I have finished most of GM2 except Modern Defence and Minor Systems. Cannot wait for GM6 Sicilian πŸ™‚

  31. fierychess
    March 29th, 2010 at 16:04 | #31

    Hi again Mr.Aagaard.Just wanna know what kind of sicilian variation will Mr.Ftacnik use against the english attack in his Book GM The sicilian Defence?Will it be the najdorf 6..e5 set-up or 6..e6?Very excited about the book.

  32. Jacob Aagaard
    March 29th, 2010 at 16:52 | #32

    We will publish lines when we publish the excerpt only.

  33. Ponting is a Legend
    March 30th, 2010 at 08:31 | #33

    Sorry to ask again, but will there be a publishing schedule update soon or is it still viable?

  34. Jacob Aagaard
    March 30th, 2010 at 10:54 | #34

    I am on holiday. I will update it when I am back. Cutting Edge and the Alterman Gambit Guide will be out on the 9th April.

  35. Markus
    March 31st, 2010 at 05:55 | #35

    “Titled players will find full, up-to-date theoretical coverage of all the lines presented. The book is packed with the authors’ own novelties and little-known ideas, and
    analysis of the Catalan given by GM Boris Avrukh in 1.d4 is updated and improved.”
    Improved Avrukh! it must be good!

  36. Jacob Aagaard
    March 31st, 2010 at 07:25 | #36

    It sounds interesting that they admit they are using Avrukh’s work in a book on Wojo’s repertoire :-).

  37. prody
    March 31st, 2010 at 09:38 | #37

    Hi !
    Please, any news about the Caro-Kann book? Someone asked you before if the …Bf5 repertoire in the clasical line is based on variations with short castle or with long castle?

  38. Andy
    April 3rd, 2010 at 20:45 | #38

    Jacob Aagaard :
    Caro-Kann will be out early May, same for Sicilian. 5…Nc6 in Panov. Modern 4…Bf5 lines – wait for the excerpt.

    Very keen to see this book. Any news on when the excerpt will be up?

  39. Cri
    April 5th, 2010 at 20:09 | #39

    Any news on what will Ftacnik cover in the 6.Bg5 line?!

    Thx, keep up your amazing work!

  40. Jacob Aagaard
    April 5th, 2010 at 21:38 | #40

    Maybe two weeks, maybe three. In some sort of sabotaged the book by winning against Lars in the Caro-Kann in the Danish Championship.

  41. Andy
    April 6th, 2010 at 22:30 | #41

    @Jacob Aagaard
    Yes, I saw that game where you beat Lars in the Advance Caro…..luckily for me, the standard of my opposition is going to be somewhat lower πŸ˜‰
    I will certainly still buy the book. Can’t wait to find out more details. My main concern is whether Lars recommends kingside or queenside castling in the mainline after 4…Bf5…. Can it really hurt for us to know this now? Thanks and well played!

  42. Jacob Aagaard
    April 7th, 2010 at 09:20 | #42

    Obviously I did not win this game by opening preparation. In move 24, …Bc2 would have equalised completely.

  43. Markus
    April 8th, 2010 at 20:52 | #43

    hello Jacob! Are You planning a book on the french defense in the near future?

  44. Markus
    April 8th, 2010 at 20:52 | #44

    hello Jacob! Are You planning a book on the french defense?

  45. prody
    April 16th, 2010 at 09:39 | #45

    Please Jacob,you promised us an excerpt on the Caro Kann repertoire book . πŸ™‚

  46. John Shaw
    April 16th, 2010 at 10:02 | #46


    I am still working on the Caro book. Not long to go now.

  47. Andy
    April 17th, 2010 at 22:59 | #47

    @John Shaw
    Yes, I second prody on this. Eagerly awaiting news on whether it’s kingside (I guess it is from ‘Modern’) or Queenside castling in the 4…Bf5 mainline. Oh, I seem to have said that before. More than once. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the excerpt.

  48. Ponting is a Legend
    April 18th, 2010 at 03:43 | #48

    Third on prody πŸ™‚

  49. Jacob Aagaard
    April 18th, 2010 at 07:44 | #49

    I will not put up excerpts that are not finished and proofread. It will give the wrong impression. But yes, Lars is playing the lines modernly, of course.

  50. prody
    May 5th, 2010 at 21:29 | #50

    Thank You for the excerpt, the book seems excelent,any date availble when we will be in stock?

  51. prody
    May 5th, 2010 at 21:30 | #51

    when it will be in stock, sorry.

  52. Jacob Aagaard
    May 5th, 2010 at 22:20 | #52

    It is something like the 24th of May. I will do a big update of our schedule tomorrow.

  53. Ponting is a Legend
    May 6th, 2010 at 21:40 | #53

    Yes, I think a schedule update is in order πŸ™‚ Please include an approximation of GM8 as well! Cheers

  54. Michael LaRue
    May 7th, 2010 at 17:16 | #54

    Seventy-one days later my pre-ordered copy has finally shipped. Is that really an acceptable amount of time after your books are released for them to ship from most on-line websites?

  55. Jacob Aagaard
    May 7th, 2010 at 21:32 | #55


    The book was available for 71 days at full price in both Europe and the US. Those sites that want to pay us less and have the cheapest transport get the books later. We don’t delay them on purpose, but we are not unhappy about it. We do not provide full service to those seeking to buy at discount, it is not in the interest of us or our authors.

  56. Ponting is a Legend
    May 7th, 2010 at 22:39 | #56

    Jacob! Can you do the update please?

  57. Jacob Aagaard
    May 8th, 2010 at 09:21 | #57

    We have another book in the works that came back quite suddenly from the translator. We don’t want to sit on it, so we will focus on this first and do the update Tuesday or Wednesday.

  58. Nick
    May 10th, 2010 at 12:47 | #58

    What book is it?

  59. Bart
    May 11th, 2010 at 09:12 | #59

    It’s an educated GUESS but I think one of Marin’s English books is ahead of schedule.

  60. Jacob Aagaard
    May 12th, 2010 at 09:05 | #60

    SOVIET CHESS STRATEGY – I will put it up on the site today

  61. Ponting is a Legend
    May 12th, 2010 at 16:20 | #61

    Please put the updated schedule from the QC group e-mail on the website as a new post

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