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Quality Chess Newsletter – Marin, Bauer and lots of chess

Dear Quality Chess Reader,

Andrew Greet and I have just returned from the Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia. Andrew was non-playing captain of the English Women’s team, who performed above expectations. I was Board 3 for the Scottish team in the Open section; we finished slightly below our seeding, despite beating all the teams we were meant to beat and only losing to our betters.

Back to the books: the final two volumes of Mihail Marin’s 1.c4 repertoire: Grandmaster Repertoire 4 and Grandmaster Repertoire 5 are being printed now and, if you live in Europe, October 15 is a good prediction of when you will be able to read them.

GM Christian Bauer’s Play the Scandinavian will also be available at the same time. Please note that this book concentrates on 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5; fans of the quirky 3…Qd6 will have to look elsewhere.

Excerpts are available for all three books at the following links: Grandmaster Repertoire 4, Grandmaster Repertoire 5 and Play the Scandinavian.

Attached is a bumper collection of chess analysis: including various puzzles, a couple of Avrukh-crunching Grunfelds, a non-boring Exchange Slav and a friendly but spirited analytical debate between Jacob and Anish Giri. This is available in either ChessBase or pdf format.

Regards,

John Shaw

Chief Editor

Quality Chess

  1. boki
    October 12th, 2010 at 19:19 | #1

    Hi
    Maybe the question has been answered already somewhere. I ordered GM 3+4 from your site and also pre-ordered GM8 and cutting edge 2. When i will be charged for the latter books?
    So far I ordered from niggemann, but your books are so good plus extra service like this blog and your newsletter, so I will order QC books in future directly from you, hope it does not take longer 🙂

  2. TonyRo
    October 12th, 2010 at 19:42 | #2
  3. Ponting is a Legend
    October 12th, 2010 at 22:19 | #3

    How did you possibly pre-order GM8 and CE2? Covers are not yet released either on this site or Niggemann.

  4. boki
    October 12th, 2010 at 23:34 | #4

    sorry i missed the faq- section
    GM 8 and CE2- covers are on the homepage!

  5. Jacob Aagaard
    October 13th, 2010 at 15:11 | #5

    I am off to play in Arco, Italy to see if I have lost touch completely. I expect this to be so. If I win the event I win the trophy for good. It is quite nice, so this is an ambition :-).

    John, Andrew and Claire will be watching things while I am gone.

    We have worked out how to do the refunding of the

  6. ray
    October 13th, 2010 at 15:27 | #6

    No improvements on the Grufeld line ?

  7. ray
    October 13th, 2010 at 15:33 | #7

    for white i meant

  8. John Shaw
    October 13th, 2010 at 16:15 | #8

    @ray

    Ray,

    Jacob suggests an improvement for White in the ChessBase file above. Jacob’s line reaches an unclear position, but that is certainly a big improvement on the two games so far, where White was slaughtered. So far, no advantage for White, though.

    By the way, Jacob’s comment above ends abruptly: “We have worked out how to do the refunding of the”. Jacob is on a train and I suspect he went into a tunnel. The end may have been “GM5 price cut.” Or it might have been something else entirely.

  9. Seth
    October 13th, 2010 at 16:37 | #9

    Jacob was in the process of telling us all about UFOs, but was abducted before he could finish. :-0

  10. Jacob Aagaard
    October 14th, 2010 at 09:19 | #10

    the 3 Euros for GM5 (indeed).

    No big improvement from me on the Grunfeld line at the moment, but I am sure White can play better. Look at how he dances with the queen and the rook in Boris’ line. This is not ideal…

  11. Wiebe
    October 14th, 2010 at 10:37 | #11

    According to the FIDE site Christian Bauer is an FM not a GM. Possibly John was misled by the quality of his book?!

  12. John Shaw
    October 14th, 2010 at 11:09 | #12

    @Wiebe

    Wiebe,

    I am sure I am missing a joke here. Where does FIDE say Christian is an FM? A typo somewhere? I see the FIDE rating site saying “GM 2622”.

  13. PapaSchlumpf
    October 14th, 2010 at 11:12 | #13

    according to the FIDE site Christian Bauer is what he is, a GM with a rating of 2622, don’t know what you are referring to .. !?

  14. Jacob Aagaard
    October 14th, 2010 at 11:49 | #14

    as if we don’t know who Christian is… LOL

  15. boki
    October 14th, 2010 at 13:49 | #15

    Is Avrukh really a GM? Are the GM-Repertoire simply a conspiracy?

  16. Jacob Aagaard
    October 14th, 2010 at 13:53 | #16

    Wow. I never thought we would get caught! John, book those tickets to Rio 🙂

  17. Jacob Aagaard
    October 14th, 2010 at 13:54 | #17

    Wiebe, I am sorry if we had a bit of fun on your behalf. Don’t worry, we know what we are doing, and we actually check the chess a good deal ourselves, which is why you will see some differences from our book and the French edition.

  18. Milen Petrov
    October 14th, 2010 at 15:15 | #18

    Any recent news when GM4 and GM5 would be shipped? Both soft and hardcovers.
    Thanks in advance

  19. Jacob Aagaard
    October 14th, 2010 at 15:37 | #19

    In the next few days.

  20. Alan
    October 14th, 2010 at 17:24 | #20

    Good to know – just ordered Play the Scando and GM 4 and 5 from y’all. Could not wait until Chess Cafe got their copies.

  21. Vidit
    October 14th, 2010 at 18:05 | #21

    I just lost a game with this Nb4 and e5 in a very important championship’s penultimate round 🙁 I hope I had studied this line better

  22. Vidit
    October 14th, 2010 at 18:07 | #22

    My opponent played c5 instead of c2 in the 18.Qb3 line… 🙁 Had this letter come 2 days before I wouldn’t have lost…anyways excellent service by Quality chess::)

  23. Wiebe
    October 14th, 2010 at 18:16 | #23

    @PapaSchlumpf
    Sorry about the mixup: I confused the names Bauer and Braun

  24. Jacob Aagaard
    October 14th, 2010 at 18:52 | #24

    I am not sure who will get you those books first, I have to admit. ChessCafe sent their order in the other day. We try hard to get the books early to the US, working together with USCF, Chess4Less and ChessCafe.

    There is a GM Braun as well :-). But he is not French, so maybe this explains the difference? So many GM’s. There are three Hansen-GM’s from Denmark as an example. No relation between them, of course.

  25. Johann
    October 15th, 2010 at 10:16 | #25

    I recently subscribed to the newsletter but did not receive this one (should be my first) in the mail?

  26. John Shaw
    October 15th, 2010 at 10:44 | #26

    @Johann

    Johann,

    I checked: your name is on the mailing list and it claims 1 message has been sent to you. The e-mail may be lost in a tube somewhere on the internet. Or maybe our tech expert will have a better suggestion.

  27. Abramov Anjuhin
    October 15th, 2010 at 11:39 | #27

    Mr. Shaw,

    When will you finaly finish the KING’S GAMBIT book?

    I hope that I shall hold my hardcover copy for Christmas this year, so please finish it 🙂

  28. Paul
    October 15th, 2010 at 13:25 | #28

    Gents your plans for simultaneous release of Marin’s series seemed to be thwarted by the delivery services!!- when I popped into the chess shop on Baker St in London just now, they had Vol2 (softback and hardback) but no Vol3. Vol 2 looks very good, will get Vol 3 next week. For info, they had the Scandinavian book too….

    Does the new paper make the books any thinner? At least psychologically Vol 2 looks quite a lot slimmer on my desk at work to my copy of Vol 1 sat at home next to my chessboard.

  29. October 15th, 2010 at 14:18 | #29

    @Johann
    Have you checked your spam folder?

    Search all of your folders for the word:
    Marin

    and see if it’s hidden in an unexpected folder.

    Or search for either of the following senders:
    noreply@mail.qualitychess.co.uk
    noreply@qualitychess.co.uk

    The newsletter usually has no problems reaching gmail accounts. Let me know if you find it.

  30. John Shaw
    October 15th, 2010 at 14:32 | #30

    Abramov Anjuhin :
    Mr. Shaw,
    When will you finaly finish the KING’S GAMBIT book?
    I hope that I shall hold my hardcover copy for Christmas this year, so please finish it

    I am now working on it. For the first time, it is my (joint) top priority. Previously, there have been a dozen books ahead of it in my schedule.

  31. boki
    October 15th, 2010 at 17:45 | #31

    May I ask If Marins book are already shipped from QC? Sorry for beeing so unpatient,
    but it is also your fault making so good books 🙂

  32. Jacob Aagaard
    October 15th, 2010 at 18:00 | #32

    I don’t understand why LCC does no have vol. 3. I know some books fell off the pallet in transit and were damaged, but I actually think it was volume 2s.

    The shipping of the books is a bit disorganised – and rushed – this time around. There are a lot of books to send out. Sunrise have shipped more than 2000 books these two days.

    And I am sitting in a holiday flat in Arco, Italy, thinking about round one tomorrow.

    I know some books are shipped from Glasgow when the books reaches us, and some are shipped from Poland today. London Chess Centre and Niggemann got the books very early this time, something that is not possible in the future.

  33. boki
    October 15th, 2010 at 18:27 | #33

    fell of the pallet 🙂 , hehe
    obviously some Grandmasters (and readers) just cannot wait to get the book

  34. TonyRo
    October 15th, 2010 at 19:20 | #34

    I too have some problems getting the newsletter. The only one I got was when Jacob sent it to me personally.

  35. Ponting is a Legend
    October 15th, 2010 at 22:28 | #35

    When should websales of Marin’s books to North America arrive, if they shipped from Glasgow this week?

  36. Jacob Aagaard
    October 16th, 2010 at 07:14 | #36

    Hopefully it will be a 10 days or less.

  37. Francio
    October 16th, 2010 at 14:04 | #37

    Dear Mr. Aagaard,
    I apologize if this is the wrong section for posting my question…and probably it’s a silly one, but still…
    So far I’ve downloaded 3 QC Newsletters from this Blog. Cbv and Pdf files. Then I “discovered” I could subscribe and so I happily did. My question is: the files I’ve downloaded from here are different from those aviable for subscribes? And if so, (and if it’s possible) how I could get the past issues?
    Thanks in advance for your reply and for yours wonderful books and blog!
    Kind regards.
    Francio

  38. Jacob Aagaard
    October 16th, 2010 at 18:15 | #38

    Hi Francio, A very practical question. The files are the same, there is no difference. We put it on the blog as well, so people can look at the old versions and also get them if there is a problem with the e-mail (which there sometimes are).

  39. Johann
    October 16th, 2010 at 20:20 | #39

    @Jesse

    I regularly check the spam folder and I haven’t seen the newsletter there. Also can’t find it via search. Perhaps I accidentally registered the wrong address? Can you try to e-mail me at the address registered for the newsletter?

  40. Jacob Aagaard
    October 16th, 2010 at 20:47 | #40

    I have a feeling the issue is with our provider. We are looking into it, but for now, there is nothing in the newsletter, which is not available here as well.

  41. Jacob Aagaard
    October 17th, 2010 at 10:30 | #41

    Turns our the problem was with our provider, and also
    turns out 86% of the people on our mailing list didn’t get the latest Marin newsletter.

    On Monday we’ll resend the newsletter.

  42. Max Illingworth
    October 18th, 2010 at 03:31 | #42

    Hi Jacob and John, how do I subscribe to the Quality Chess Newsletter?

  43. Max Illingworth
    October 18th, 2010 at 10:08 | #43

    Just found the link – thanks again for the newsletter.

  44. Andre
    October 18th, 2010 at 15:40 | #44

    Subscribe to the RSS-Feed too. It helps confirm if the newsletter arrived correctly. And it’s really comfortable.

  45. Jacob Aagaard
    October 18th, 2010 at 21:14 | #45

    With the off chance I am not the only one not knowing – what is the RRS-feed?

  46. Andre
    October 19th, 2010 at 03:14 | #46

    Look at the top-right corner of this page. Or directly below the comment editor for a different feed. 😉
    A RSS-Feed (“Really Simple Syndication”) is a collection of technologies to inform the reader about updates on a website. It’s sort of a newsticker which is automatically pushed to the reader when you post an article on this blog.
    You need a software to receive the feed (“subscribe to a channel” is also an often used expression). The chance is ca. 99% that either your web browser or your standard mail program is already pre-configured to handle newsfeeds. So just click on the orange button and see if you get a reaction.

    Advantage for the reader: You know if a site was updated without actually visiting it. A message in a feed looks almost exactly like an email.
    Advantage for the publisher: You can configure the amount of data to be included in the feed (for example: only headlines). The feed can even be used as source data for other project because the format is standardized (XML).

  47. Hesam
    October 19th, 2010 at 07:23 | #47

    I was hoping for an updated publishing schedule with some information on GM8. Any chance this will happen anytime soon? Basically I am looking for an excuse to pre-order the book 🙂

  48. Abramov Anjuhin
    October 19th, 2010 at 10:54 | #48

    For all of you who admire Jussupow’s work and are ready to improve your chess I give you a statistics for your training agenda.

    Please note: I posses the original books in German which are translated in English by Quality chess.

    **************************************

    T I G E R S P R U N G A U F D W Z 1500-1800-2100 in 9 books
    by Arthur Jussupow

    STATISTICS:

    Tigersprung auf DWZ 1500 Band I-II-III
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72 (24 x 3)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Opening positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    h) Number of Tactics positions: 396 (132 x 3)
    i) Number of Calculation positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategy positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    k) Number of Positional Play positions: 108 (36 x 3)
    l) Number of Endgame positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    Tigersprung auf DWZ 1800 Band I-II-III
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72 (24 x 3)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Opening positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    h) Number of Tactics positions: 288 (96 x 3)
    i) Number of Calculation positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategy positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    k) Number of Positional Play positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    l) Number of Endgame positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    Tigersprung auf DWZ 2100 Band I-II-III
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72 (24 x 3)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Opening positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    h) Number of Tactics positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    i) Number of Calculation positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategy positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    k) Number of Positional Play positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    l) Number of Endgame positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    GENERAL STATISTICS:

    Pages: 9 books, cca 2665 pages
    Lessons: 216 (24 x 9)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 225 (24 + 1 final test x 9)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 2592 (288 x 9)
    e) Number of final test positions: 216 (24 x 9)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 2808 (2592 + 216)
    g) Number of Opening positions: 360 (72+144+144)
    h) Number of Tactics positions: 828 (396+288+144)
    i) Number of Calculation positions: 288 (72+72+144)
    j) Number of Strategy positions: 288 (72+72+144)
    k) Number of Positional Play positions: 396 (108+144+144)
    l) Number of Endgame positions: 432 (144+144+144)

    I hope that you shall enjoy training with Jussupow’s books like I’m enjoying it 🙂

  49. Abramov Anjuhin
    October 19th, 2010 at 11:25 | #49

    Hello my friends! I want to share my experience with you regarding excellent and price-winning Jussupow’s training books named TIGERSPRUNG AUF DWZ 1500-1800-2100 which I posses, and which are/shall be translated by Qulitay Chess in English.

    I prepared a staticstics for those of you who wish really improve your chess, so that you can make your training agenda in an eye blink.
    *********************************************************

    T I G E R S P R U N G A U F D W Z 1500-1800-2100
    By GM Arthur Jussupow

    STATISTICS:

    TIGERSPRUNG AUF DWZ 1500 Band I-II-III
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72 (24 x 3)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Openings positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    h) Number of Tactics positions: 396 (132 x 3)
    i) Number of Calculations positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategy positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    k) Number of Positional Play positions: 108 (36 x 3)
    l) Number of Endgame positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    TIGERSPRUNG AUF DWZ 1800 Band I-II-III
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72 (24 x 3)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Openings positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    h) Number of Tactics positions: 288 (96 x 3)
    i) Number of Calculations positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategy positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    k) Number of Positional Play positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    l) Number of Endgame positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    TIGERSPRUNG AUF DWZ 2100 Band I-II-II
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72 (24 x 3)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Openings positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    h) Number of Tactics positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    i) Number of Calculations positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategy positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    k) Number of Positional Play positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    l) Number of Endgame positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    GENERAL STATISTICS FOR WHOLE SERIES:
    Number of books: 9
    Pages: cca 2665
    Lessons: 216 (24 x 9)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test X 9)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 2592 (288 x 9)
    e) Number of final test positions: 216 (24 x 9)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 2808 (2592 + 216)
    g) Number of Openings positions: 360 (72+144+144)
    h) Number of Tactics positions: 828 (396+288+144)
    i) Number of Calculations positions: 288 (72+72+144)
    j) Number of Strategy positions: 288 (72+72+144)
    k) Number of Positional Play positions: 396 (108+144+144)
    l) Number of Endgame positions: 432 (144+144+144)

    I hope that you shall enjoy training wit Jussupow’s books, especially if you want to improve in some of the selected areas, and that you will share to us your positive expirience just like I did 🙂

  50. TonyRo
    October 19th, 2010 at 14:36 | #50

    You know damn well you’re going to pre-order it anyway, you might as well just get it over with! 🙂

  51. boki
    October 19th, 2010 at 15:32 | #51

    I gave up resisting 🙂

  52. Jesse
    October 19th, 2010 at 15:33 | #52

    @TonyRo and @Johann

    did you each get the newsletter which was resent on Monday?

  53. TonyRo
    October 19th, 2010 at 16:48 | #53

    Hi Jesse,

    Yes, sorry I didn’t respond, I’ve been quite busy lately. I got your e-mail telling me you’ve fixed it, then got the newsletter. Thanks very much!

  54. Abramov Anjuhin
    October 19th, 2010 at 19:59 | #54

    For everyone wanting to improve in real terms here is a overview for award winning Jussupow’s course of 9 books, translated in English by Quality Chess.

    You can see amount of work and areas which you want to train.

    It will be interesting to see what will upcomning “Chess Lessons” have to offer.
    ******************************************************************
    T I G E R S P R U N G A U F D W Z 1500-1800-2100
    by Arthur Jussupow in 9 books

    STATISTICS:

    TIGERSPRUNG AUF DWZ 1500 Band I-II-III
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Eröffnung positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    h) Number of Taktik positions: 396 (132 x 3)
    i) Number of Variantenberechnen positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategie positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    k) Number of Positionelles Spiel positions: 108 (36 x 3)
    l) Number of Endspiel positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    TIGERSPRUNG AUF DWZ 1800 Band I-II-III
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Eröffnung positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    h) Number of Taktik positions: 288 (96 x 3)
    i) Number of Variantenberechnen positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategie positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    k) Number of Positionelles Spiel positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    l) Number of Endspiel positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    TIGERSPRUNG AUF DWZ 2100 Band I-II-III
    Pages: 888
    Lessons: 72
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 864 (288 x 3)
    e) Number of final test positions: 72 (24 x 3)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 936 (864 + 72)
    g) Number of Eröffnung positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    h) Number of Taktik positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    i) Number of Variantenberechnen positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    j) Number of Strategie positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    k) Number of Positionelles Spiel positions: 144 (48 x 3)
    l) Number of Endspiel positions: 144 (48 x 3)

    GENERAL STATISTICS:

    Pages: cca 2665
    Lessons: 216 (24 x 9)
    Tests:
    a) Number of tests: 25 (24 + 1 final test X 9)
    b) Number of positions in one test: 12
    c) Number of positions in final test: 24
    d) Number of test positions: 2592 (288 x 9)
    e) Number of final test positions: 216 (24 x 9)
    f) Number of test & final positions: 2808 (2592 + 216)
    g) Number of Eröffnung positions: 360 (72+144+144)
    h) Number of Taktik positions: 828 (396+288+144)
    i) Number of Variantenberechnen positions: 288 (72+72+144)
    j) Number of Strategie positions: 288 (72+72+144)
    k) Number of Positionelles Spiel positions: 396 (108+144+144)
    l) Number of Endspiel positions: 432 (144+144+144)

  55. Jacob Aagaard
    October 19th, 2010 at 21:18 | #55

    I actually don’t think there are any major changes to the publishing schedule (never mind, who am I kidding. I am in Italy eating Gelatti and looking at snowcapped mountains…)

  56. Ametanoitos
    October 19th, 2010 at 23:38 | #56

    Hi Jacob,

    I searched the web and i couldn’t find any links with the games from the tournament you are playing. I hope that you will share 2 or 3 games with us when you’ll be back. It seems that in chess-results.com the last tournament from Italy was 118 days ago! There are no chess tournaments there or they don’t use (the universally used) chess-results page?

  57. Jacob Aagaard
    October 20th, 2010 at 05:56 | #57

    The EU championship in Aviar was probably less than 118 days ago. And no, not everyone uses this site. Many tournaments I have played have not used this site.

    I am on 3.5/4. The games are available on playchess in the broadcast room, or at http://www.arcoworldchess.com. However I have to say that I play so poorly there is no reason to go there…

  58. boki
    October 20th, 2010 at 07:25 | #58

    The 4th round did not looked so bad !

  59. Ametanoitos
    October 20th, 2010 at 10:13 | #59

    The last tournament from Italy in chess-results.com is “Giochi sportivi Alpe Adria” 118 days ago! I beleive that this site is very very usefull. One of the best features is that it provides the “Swiss manager file of the tournament” for everyone to download and confirm that you have done nothing suspicious in the pairings of each round. But i leave in Greece and everyone is suspicious here and believe that they have been victims of cheating. So this feature may be not so usefull in other countries!

    I saw the games and i believe that Jacob is warming up for the next crucial rounds!

  60. Johann
    October 20th, 2010 at 12:45 | #60

    Jesse :@TonyRo and @Johann
    did you each get the newsletter which was resent on Monday?

    Yes I did, thanks!

  61. Simone
    October 21st, 2010 at 11:15 | #61

    jacob: have you any copy of GM4 and GM5 with you? I will buy it next saturday at Arco! 🙂

  62. Jacob Aagaard
    October 21st, 2010 at 12:35 | #62

    Hi Simone,

    Sorry, no. The only direct flight was Ryanair!!

    Buy them off the site and we will send them with UPS.

  63. October 26th, 2010 at 22:59 | #63

    Hey Guys!
    Hope you are well!
    Any estimate of an ETA for prepurchased orders arriving in the US!?
    Carl Berg

  64. Jacob Aagaard
    October 27th, 2010 at 08:28 | #64

    7-10 days, but at rare times I have seen it take longer.

  65. ray
    October 29th, 2010 at 17:50 | #65

    HI , Regarding GM-7 , Pg no : 123 Iordachescu seems to have improved over the line given in book nd also on Adams -Summerscale which was covered in the second newsletter (Even though the adams game was played earlier).Even Caro-kann theory is advancing quickly now it seems.
    Thanks !

  66. Jacob Aagaard
    October 29th, 2010 at 20:09 | #66

    Hi Ray. I shall have a look and maybe say something in the next newsletter.

  67. November 6th, 2010 at 16:01 | #67

    Hello Gents!
    I have received the hardcovers by GM Marin, covering the English Opening. They are superb! Absolutely outstanding! Well done, once again, to the staff and writiers of Quality Chess!!

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