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  1. Doug Eckert
    April 29th, 2018 at 21:34 | #1

    Congratulations first to Sam for all of his hard work and Jacob to you for pushing Sam. I guess this proves your method is correct. Hard to make for a better advertisement of your books or method.

  2. Jacob Aagaard
    April 29th, 2018 at 21:42 | #2

    I see this as a part of the book tour, really. I mean, published by QC or winning some random local event. Honestly…

  3. Christian
    April 29th, 2018 at 21:50 | #3

    What an impressive achievement! Congratulations! 8,5 out of 11 with 3 of the Elite players of the world and scoring very well against them, is nothing of breathtaking. And on top of this he is now member of the exclusive 2700 club. Should buy his book fast before they will raise the prices 😉

  4. Christian
    April 29th, 2018 at 21:51 | #4

    Christian :
    What an impressive achievement! Congratulations! 8,5 out of 11 with 3 of the Elite players of the world and scoring very well against them, is nothing of breathtaking. And on top of this he is now member of the exclusive 2700 club. Should buy his book fast before they will raise the prices 😉

    Ups I meant nothing short of breathtaking of course.

  5. tourist
    April 29th, 2018 at 22:05 | #5

    Good job Aagaard!

  6. Jacob Aagaard
    April 29th, 2018 at 22:29 | #6

    @tourist
    I was not there. I am in New Delhi! I will take no credit for moves I have not made.

  7. Ray
    April 30th, 2018 at 05:58 | #7

    @ Jacob Aagaard

    🙂 I hope this will increase the sales of Sam’s book to such a level that he will write a sequel as promised!

  8. Seth
    April 30th, 2018 at 06:25 | #8

    BRAVO! The King is checkmated. Long live the King!

  9. Pinpon
    April 30th, 2018 at 08:17 | #9

    Great performance against very strong opposition !

  10. Alexander
    May 1st, 2018 at 02:49 | #10

    Looks like the other guys in the championship haven’t read Sam’s new book yet…

  11. Maik
    May 1st, 2018 at 18:07 | #11

    Great! I think it helps regarding his book sales.. 😉

  12. May 2nd, 2018 at 20:57 | #12

    I’d like to get this book….but living in a country with a relatively weak $$ the hardback edition comes at a cost of over $70 which is hard to justify….

  13. Zol46
    May 3rd, 2018 at 08:34 | #13

    @Michael
    I know it seems expensive but think how much cost an hour of chess lesson with a super GM and this book will seem pretty cheap… personnaly i need between 50 and 100 hours to study completely a Quality Chess Book like one of the Grandmaster series… even at 70 dollars it is less a dollar per hour…. ok you don’t have the opportunity to actually ask your questions to the super GM who wrote this book but these books are so well written there are not much questions you can have which havent been answered in the book…

  14. Johnnyboy
    May 3rd, 2018 at 15:15 | #14

    When does the crowdfunding page to help you buy the Wimbledon tickets go live Jacob?

  15. JB
    May 3rd, 2018 at 15:22 | #15

    How is the Wimbledon tickets purchasing going? You might need to sell a few more copies of Sam’s book! Hope you aren’t wriggling out of your bet by intending on taking Sam to the Juniors’ final instead of the real deal!

  16. May 7th, 2018 at 20:27 | #16

    this one goes out to Ben Finegold if he is reading this (for all the bashing of Sam Shankland):
    PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!!!

  17. Jacob Aagaard
    May 8th, 2018 at 08:23 | #17

    @JB
    He does not want to go 🙁

  18. Maik
  19. thuy
    May 20th, 2018 at 16:56 | #19

    Sam is now now world number 30!! The result of working with Aagaard! 🙂

  20. Jacob Aagaard
    May 20th, 2018 at 18:29 | #20

    @thuy
    No, the result of working hard.

  21. James2
    May 21st, 2018 at 19:16 | #21

    @Jacob Aagaard
    Perhaps the result of working hard when directed in the most appropriate fashion after an initial exploratory phase with JA? :0p

  22. Jacob Aagaard
    May 22nd, 2018 at 06:12 | #22

    @James2
    You know, there is a lot of ways to improve. Anyone who says their way is the “best” or anything like this is full of it. There is a lot of reasons why working with me has worked out well for Sam, but the primary is probably that he has felt accountable. The training material is good, of course, but you can buy my books and start there. Many have done it and thanked me for their accomplishments. But really, the positions is just a starting point, the difficult thing is doing consistent work. This is where people fail. Lack of consistency.

  23. Frank
    May 22nd, 2018 at 16:48 | #23

    That is right! Therefore I propose the Aagaard challenge, doing one diagram a day from all the six GM prep books. (As long as there is no wall being hit). I did not calculate how long it would take, but I estimate about a year. @Jacob Aagaard

  24. The Doctor
    May 22nd, 2018 at 22:30 | #24

    Is everyone looking to Playing 1 e4 on F.C. tomorrow. Hope it on nice and early with no glitches

  25. ForwardChess
    May 23rd, 2018 at 02:45 | #25

    @The Doctor

    Well, we hope so too. But early still means early in the US.

  26. Franck steenbekkers
    May 23rd, 2018 at 02:51 | #26

    @ForwardChess
    Esrlybat the day or in the morning

  27. Thomas
    May 23rd, 2018 at 03:48 | #27

    No need to sleep in front of the FC store?

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