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Practical Chess Beauty – printing

I am pleased to report that Practical Chess Beauty by Yochanan Afek is at the printers. We will announce a publication date soon. And on the topic of announcements, I will have news about two other books early next week.

But to return to Afek, we have created an excerpt. It was a difficult decision what to include in the excerpt, as there is spectacular chess on every page of the book. But I did manage to include the solution to the position I shared in an earlier blog post.

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  1. Leon Trotsky
    October 27th, 2018 at 06:49 | #1

    «And on the topic of announcements, I will have news about two other books early next week.»

    Hopefully QID 😀

  2. Leon Trotsky
    October 28th, 2018 at 05:07 | #2

    Wait minute..I check the QC store everyday, and I noticed in the QID book details it says now:

    «424 pages – Expected Release Autumn 2018»

    Looks like there is page count now 😀

  3. Le Bruit Qui Court
    October 28th, 2018 at 10:19 | #3

    What is the practical value of Afek’s book?

    How many exercise are included and what can expect an average player in range from 1800-2200 Elo?

  4. Jacob Aagaard
    October 28th, 2018 at 18:44 | #4

    @Le Bruit Qui Court
    I would have been sceptical in advance myself, but I actually think it is a very approachable book. It is my favourite book we have done in 2018…

  5. Jacob Aagaard
    October 28th, 2018 at 18:45 | #5

    @Leon Trotsky
    Should be a publication date and an excerpt soon too. It is at the printer.

  6. Moiseevich
    October 29th, 2018 at 01:36 | #6

    “And on the topic of announcements, I will have news about two other books early next week.”

    My personal fanasy remains a Leningrad Dutch by Marin to go with his Pirc and Avrukh’s d4. Then my entire opening repertoire would be Quality Chess…

  7. RYV
    October 29th, 2018 at 08:58 | #7

    @Le Bruit Qui Court
    who cares about pracical value?
    at first, a chess book is a …book. that means you should read it with pleasure

  8. Jacob Aagaard
    October 29th, 2018 at 09:34 | #8

    To me this is the highlight of our year. I love this book. Totally. For this reason I already know that it will not be a big commercial success 🙂

  9. JB
    October 29th, 2018 at 13:16 | #9

    Quick question. Is there any overlap between Invisible Chess Moves, Extreme Chess Tactics, or his columns eg in Informant and the new book? If he’s discussing the same studies once again we need to know. Thanks

  10. TD
    October 29th, 2018 at 15:35 | #10

    I agree with Moiseevich, please let Marin write a Leningrad book!!

  11. John Shaw
    October 29th, 2018 at 16:55 | #11

    JB :
    Quick question. Is there any overlap between Invisible Chess Moves, Extreme Chess Tactics, or his columns eg in Informant and the new book? If he’s discussing the same studies once again we need to know. Thanks

    Almost no overlap. In this new book there are hundreds of Afek studies. I believe in ‘Extreme Chess Tactics’ there were 5 Afek studies. And in the Informant column over many years there were maybe 10 Afek studies.

    So 99% of ‘Practical Chess Beauty’ will not be found in any previous Afek book is my estimate.

  12. JB
    October 30th, 2018 at 00:24 | #12

    @John Shaw
    Thanks John
    Put my mind at rest. As usual they will be too difficult to solve from the starting position but I still appreciate the flow and beauty

  13. Leon Trotsky
    October 30th, 2018 at 04:36 | #13

    @Jacob Aagaard
    Thank you.
    You mean QID is at printer at same time as Practical Chess Beauty for dual release ¿

  14. Paul H
    October 30th, 2018 at 22:16 | #14

    @John Shaw
    This is available as hardback? Could not see this on the listing in the coming soon section.

  15. RYV
    October 30th, 2018 at 23:24 | #15

    invisible chess moves ( Afek & Neiman) is one of my favorites chess books so i am really waiting for this 99%new work from Afek

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