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Boris Gelfand Lecture at XtraCon Open

During XtraCon Open in Helsingor, Boris and I enjoyed a bit too much of the free buffet food (gosh I look fat; luckily the diet has already begun) and a two hour lecture about the writing of Positional Decision Making in Chess. No spoilers from the book though… All of it was original material.

  1. Bennett
    August 8th, 2016 at 23:44 | #1

    Jacob, are you and Boris coming to the US to promote the book?

  2. Henrik Mortensen
    August 9th, 2016 at 07:14 | #2

    It was a great and inspiring evening. 145 paying spectators are a lot in Danish chesscircles.

  3. Fer
    August 9th, 2016 at 08:34 | #3

    Great, thanks so much for sharing!!

    Keep waiting for the official launch day for new Boris’ book!!

  4. Jesse Gersenson
    August 9th, 2016 at 16:09 | #4

    Boris is a very funny character.

    Most of the chess I have am unable to following; the spoken variations go by too quickly for me to decode.

  5. Jacob Aagaard
    August 9th, 2016 at 17:46 | #5

    @Jesse Gersenson
    Can you imagine how it is to write the book then!!!

    August 12th, 2016 at 07:53 | #6

    “Playing 1.e4 – Sicilian & French” is set to be out on 1st of December 2016, stated by Niggemann Germany!

    Are they right?

  7. John Shaw
    August 12th, 2016 at 10:29 | #7


    They are right it will be in 2016, but that date seems like a guess by someone in Germany. There is no set publication date yet.

    August 13th, 2016 at 08:02 | #8

    ### plagiarism detected!? ###

    On chesspub forum is thread named “GM REP: The Chelyabinsk Variation by GM Timoscenko”, where is stated that mentioned book uses the same cover & layout just like GM Repertoire series.

    Check it out by yourselves!

  9. Pinpon
    August 13th, 2016 at 09:55 | #9

    Nice idea to share this lecture . Very interesting

  10. Nico
    August 25th, 2016 at 09:17 | #10

    @John Shaw
    @Jacob Aagaard

    Could you be so kind to answer Le Bruit qui court? I’m curious about that issue too. Thank you very much!

  11. Jacob Aagaard
    August 25th, 2016 at 20:38 | #11

    An update will come soon on this.

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