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Free ‘Book of the Month’ – November and December

We are continuing our special offer – if you buy three books or more and live in the normal European Union zone (as defined by UPS – for example, they exclude some islands and remote areas) we will send you an extra book free.

Please note that if you buy a Special Offer and are in the EU zone, we will add one free book. For example, the Grandmaster Preparation Special Offer is 6 hardbacks for the price of 5. So if a European buys that, we send Jacob’s 6 GM Preparation hardbacks, plus one free extra book.

The previous default option on the free book was Carlsen’s Assault on the Throne. For November and December we will switch the default option to Positional Chess Sacrifices. But if you already have that book, or would prefer a different free book, then send us an email to salesgroup@qualitychess.co.uk with your order, asking to have it replaced with one of the following titles:

CHAMPIONS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
CARLSEN’S ASSAULT ON THE THRONE
GRANDMASTER BATTLE MANUAL
GRANDMASTER VERSUS AMATEUR
REGGIO EMILIA 2007/2008
THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – WHITE GAMBITS
THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – BLACK GAMBITS VOLUME 1
THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – BLACK GAMBITS VOLUME 2
SAN LUIS 2005
TACTIMANIA
ATTACKING THE SPANISH
CUTTING EDGE 1: THE OPEN SICILIAN
CUTTING EDGE 2: SICILIAN NAJDORF 6.Be3

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  1. LE BRUIT QUI COURT
    November 2nd, 2017 at 07:48 | #1

    Niggemann store claims Shaw’s “Playing 1e4 Sicilian and French” to be out on 08.12.2017 😚😋

  2. Jacob Aagaard
    November 2nd, 2017 at 10:38 | #2

    @LE BRUIT QUI COURT
    They always put up a random date. February would be my extremely optimistic guess.

  3. Thomas
    November 2nd, 2017 at 10:47 | #3

    Out in February to mark 15 years of QC?

  4. LE BRUIT QUI COURT
    November 2nd, 2017 at 11:36 | #4

    @Jacob Aagaard
    I used to be 1.e4 player, but nevertheless I bought Shaw’s books on King’s Gambit and “Playing 1.e4 – Caro-Kann, 1…e5 & Minor Lines”, looking forward to his volume 2 🙂 Please don’t forget to check lines with the second ed of Villa’s “Dismantling the Sicilian”, which was published few days ago…

    As already mentioned earlier, my choice for your next publishing project would be “Playing 1.c4 A guide for WHITE” written by Ntrilis 🙂

  5. Jacob Aagaard
    November 2nd, 2017 at 14:36 | #5

    @Thomas
    We were founded April 1st 2004.

  6. Tournesol
    November 2nd, 2017 at 14:48 | #6

    It must be extremly difficult for John to finish his book on the French and Sicilian for White – every day new games, every week a new book/theory article you have to consider … and mind boggling move order possibilities in the classical french … good luck!

  7. Thomas
    November 2nd, 2017 at 15:10 | #7

    @Jacob Aagaard
    15 months or 17 months – not much of a difference.

  8. James2
    November 2nd, 2017 at 21:58 | #8

    @Tournesol
    Yes. Luckily for John, he will be recommending the French Tarrasch for white so he won’t need to consider those mind boggling move order possibilities in the Classical French…

    James

  9. Ray
    November 2nd, 2017 at 22:28 | #9

    @James2
    I’m anxious to see what John has in store against Nikos’ and Jacob’s 3…c5! I thought their lines in Playing the French were pretty convincing, but who knows?

  10. Tournesol
    November 3rd, 2017 at 09:13 | #10

    @Ray
    Right, not to forget Luther’s chapter on Qd5: in his “Chess Reformation”. Qd7 instead of Qd6 (with tons of games) is also quite modern staff… but here he may find something, at least I hope so.

    btw, how do you know it will be Nd2?

  11. Paul H
    November 3rd, 2017 at 11:44 | #11

    Not wishing to take John and of the dungeon, and of course not expecting a rewrite of the book on here, I’ve been wondering for a while if John/Nikos had any comments on the game Jones-Kramnik from the Isle of Man where Kramnik seemed to take apart the Scotch recommendation against Ba6 lines in the playing e4 book with 11..Ne7. In the commentary afterwards Kramnik seemed (if I remember correctly) to say he thought the line was a load of tosh for white and was surprised there had been no focus on Ne7 (b31 in book does not consider at all).

    Again just wondering if any light thoughts.

  12. Ray
    November 3rd, 2017 at 13:34 | #12

    @Tournesol
    QC have revealed this on this blog some years ago!

  13. John Shaw
    November 3rd, 2017 at 14:48 | #13

    @Paul H

    I will concentrate on working on the next book. Maybe when that is finished, I will have a look at what has happened to the Volume 1 repertoire in practice. But before then, your best hope is someone else.

  14. weng nian
    November 4th, 2017 at 02:07 | #14

    IM KWGM has reviewed some games from the Asian First Friday October tournament (modelled on the First Sat tournaments in Hungary) and there are a number of references to QC books and repertoires, especially Nikos 1 e4 e5 book.
    https://www.chessbase.in/news/Kevin_Goah_Wei_Ming_annotates_First_Friday
    Perhaps Nikos may care to comment?

  15. Thomas
    November 4th, 2017 at 13:17 | #15

    Hmm – am I wrong, or doesn’t Marin even mention the line 3.Nd2, when Kornev has a complete chapter on that line ?

  16. James2
    November 4th, 2017 at 19:09 | #16

    I was hoping to see 4 h4 mentioned somewhere in Marin’s new Pirc book, but I couldn’t find any reference to it either.

    James

  17. Timotheos Lirindzakis
    November 5th, 2017 at 06:59 | #17

    Is there a more concrete date for Avrukh`s new book on King`s Indian and Gruenfeld.Thank you in advance.

  18. FREDPHIL
    November 5th, 2017 at 12:18 | #18

    What do you think about David cumming’s Opening Repertoire: The English? In use with E3 poison?

  19. Andrew Brett
    November 5th, 2017 at 20:17 | #19

    Jacob- can you pass on my thanks to Nikos for a great job on the 1d4 d5 book.

    On a different tack is there any possibility of something on the Semi-tarrasch which seems to be the other line that Kramnik relies on.

  20. The Doctor
    November 5th, 2017 at 22:14 | #20

    FREDPHIL :
    What do you think about David cumming’s Opening Repertoire: The English? In use with E3 poison?

    That’s exactly what two I use I find they compliment each other really well

  21. Bulkington
    November 7th, 2017 at 08:35 | #21

    @Andrew Brett
    Marin recently made a Chessbase DVD on that topic. While I do not know this exact DVD I was quite pleased with the quality delivered by Marin on a different DVD.

  22. Nikos Ntirlis
    November 7th, 2017 at 10:09 | #22

    @weng nian
    IM KWGM seems to have always a great knowledge of recent bibliography. This shows real passion in chess which i appreciate greatly!

    I didn’t find a particular line i could comment on? Maybe you could be more specific if you have a question?

  23. Ray
    November 7th, 2017 at 17:24 | #23

    @Andrew Brett
    The Semi-Tarrasch is as boring as it gets 🙂

  24. Pinpon
    November 7th, 2017 at 19:37 | #24

    Who would be the ultimate writer of the ” How to bore your opponent and win ” series ?

  25. James2
    November 7th, 2017 at 22:36 | #25

    @Nikos Ntirlis I agree with Nikos. I read this and thought “What is weng nian talking about? There’s nothing to comment on!”

    James

  26. Johnnyboy
    November 8th, 2017 at 07:45 | #26

    there’s a small comment on game 4 where he disagrees with nikos and says there is a small edge but not much else. He does give the impression I should buy the book though!

  27. Thomas
    November 14th, 2017 at 10:34 | #27

    LE BRUIT QUI COURT :
    Niggemann store claims Shaw’s “Playing 1e4 Sicilian and French” to be out on 08.12.2017

    Now they’ve changed the date to 21.03.2018 (the last day of “Winter 17/18”)

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