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Inside the deep planning at Quality Chess for Jacob’s Thinking Inside the Box book tour of Asia

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  1. Fer
    March 23rd, 2017 at 09:24 | #1


  2. Thomas
    March 23rd, 2017 at 09:51 | #2

    I think we will see “Playing e4 II” in May.

  3. Sam Collins
    March 23rd, 2017 at 11:38 | #3

    Outstanding! Also a good idea to subtitle John for the audience in Asia.

  4. The Doctor
    March 23rd, 2017 at 11:53 | #4

    I don’t! I reckon much later

  5. March 23rd, 2017 at 17:00 | #5


    I’ll be happy if I see the final volume of the King’s Indian and e3 Poison by May…..

  6. Jacob Aagaard
    March 23rd, 2017 at 23:57 | #6

    I hope so. Playing 1.e4, maybe June. So much work has been done…

  7. Lasker
    March 24th, 2017 at 09:28 | #7

    Very interesting to see the productive process of QC ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Are there any news regarding Niko’s 1.d5 Book?

  8. FM To Be
    March 24th, 2017 at 09:37 | #8

    Im very glad that “Thinking Inside The Box” is nearly finished, not only because of the book, but also because after that Jacob will focus on the “From The Scratch” series, acording to what he has said anyway.

    Jacob et al. I was wondering if there could be a project for a book dedicated exclusively to visualization and/or blinfold chess, something similar to the workbooks “Thinking Ahead” from the “Steps Method” which is limited at the moment and not really in book format.

  9. Fer
    March 24th, 2017 at 10:12 | #9

    Do you already now when the excerpt of TITB book will be available? thx!

  10. Jacob Aagaard
    March 24th, 2017 at 20:35 | #10

    Being formatted. It is in the pipeline.

    End of next week maybe. We are going to put it out on Forward Chess as early as we can.

    @FM To Be
    They are in book format?, but not sure they are that great. At the moment this is not my intention. The first workbook is done and I have done a lot of research for the other books. I will coordinate with our many friends around the World to make the best possible books.

  11. The Doctor
    March 26th, 2017 at 16:05 | #11

    Jacob Aagaard :
    I hope so. Playing 1.e4, maybe June. So much work has been doneโ€ฆ

    @Jacob Aagaard

    I hope so, buy after waiting a years for this, I’m not convinced. I remember you saying lots has been done many, many times. Then other projects seem to go above it on your priority list. Seems you prioritise other books before this and it seems to get put off. This is very frustrating for the people who have been waiting A LONG time for this book to be published.

    I hope that you can lock John away, stop him editing anyone else books and make this his MAIN priority. I think you owe your loyal customer base this much!

  12. Stephen Jiang
    March 26th, 2017 at 17:56 | #12

    @Jacob Aagaard I have a question, maybe or maybe not related to your latest Thinking inside the box book. I brought your series of Excelling e-books from everyman and I enjoyed your writing back then (even you yourself seems only half-hearted endorsed :-)).

    When I read your “Excelling at chess calculation” book along with the the “GP – Calculation”, you mentioned one interesting book from you (probably unknown for many people): “Inside the Chess Mind: How Players Of All Levels Think About The Game”. You only include 2 pages in the Excelling book. I think this is an interesting way to look at a problem – at the end, I always curious how master thinks different than amateur. I just wonder how you think of this book? and whether your new thinking inside box book would have some material overlap with this book?

  13. John Shaw
    March 27th, 2017 at 13:40 | #13

    @The Doctor

    The delay in Playing 1.e4 is more annoying for me than it is for you โ€“ trust me on that, as I am the one who always hears the complaints (of course it is also flattering that people want the book).

    I do prioritize other authors’ books, as I think it unfair to delay their book (and their eventual royalties) to work on my book.

    So the full picture is that I have work to do on proofreading Jacob’s ‘Thinking Inside the Box’, and editing to do on Axel Smith’s ‘e3 Poison’ but after that, when I am not spending my time running the business, it will all Playing 1.e4 all the time.

  14. The Doctor
    March 27th, 2017 at 14:25 | #14

    @John Shaw
    Thanks for the response John ?

  15. Jacob Aagaard
    March 28th, 2017 at 12:25 | #15

    @Stephen Jiang
    I think there are some interesting things in that old book, but the new book is unrelated to it.

  16. Tobias
    March 28th, 2017 at 20:24 | #16

    John Shaw :
    I do prioritize other authorsโ€™ books, as I think it unfair to delay their book (and their eventual royalties) to work on my book.

    Well, a few points:
    1) Your first “Playing e4” volume is awesome. That’s a personal statement that superseeds all the following critique points.
    2) Jacob stated last year that your second volumne would appear that year. “End of discussion” or something alike. I’m happy to dig in your blog to find that statement. So: Get aligned on your statements! Hey, you two are the same company! It doesn’t build credibility…
    3) Not that anyone ever trusted your publishing schedules. Ever. They are like kids dreams, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    4) Why do you think your work is less important than other authors?
    5) Follow-up to 4: Ok, I get it – external authors need their money. But Jacob’s book is from a co-owner of the same company, so no excuse delaying your book in favor of his!

  17. John Shaw
    March 29th, 2017 at 09:10 | #17

    1) Thanks!
    2) That wrong prediction came from both of us.
    3) The schedules are hopes, predictions, guesses, not promises. We try to keep up the pace.
    4 and 5) For Jacob’s book it was about his schedule. It made sense to finish editing Jacob’s book before he left on a month-long book tour of Asia.

  18. Jacob Aagaard
    March 29th, 2017 at 19:58 | #18

    Yeah, I was wrongfully confident. John had to help me finish my book though, as I am helping him a lot with his!

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