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The Sicilian Taimanov – variation index

We have updated our excerpt to The Sicilian Taimanov. It now includes an Abridged Variation Index to give a clearer idea of the content. If you have downloaded the excerpt before, you may have to refresh your browser to see the new one.

And when will this book be published? Our printer is on holiday today, so I don’t know exactly when the books will be available. But first week in June is a good guess.

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  1. Leon Trotsky
    May 3rd, 2019 at 00:02 | #1

    Is anyone else able to order this book ¿ On my side I only see excerpt but no order button.

  2. May 3rd, 2019 at 02:56 | #2

    @Leon Trotsky

    I don’t think QC tend to put their books up for sale via the web page until closer to publication date…. it’s still a month off.

  3. Dunderheid
    May 3rd, 2019 at 07:11 | #3

    Are there plans to make the Taimanov available on Chessable?

  4. k. r.
    May 3rd, 2019 at 13:19 | #4

    Any update on Negi’s Spanish opening?

  5. RYV
    May 9th, 2019 at 21:02 | #5

    from the abridged index it is looking interresting to get the comparative study with previous books ( Delchev/Semkov & Ivanisevic/Perunovic/Markus) as they tend to favor different lines.
    Is it really because of a better variation of just a prefered style of play ?

  6. Leon Trotsky
    May 10th, 2019 at 03:19 | #6

    Nice to see that book link shows now that expected release is 5 juny 2019, less than month left 🙂

  7. Ed
    May 10th, 2019 at 03:57 | #7

    Good question.
    I see difference moves between different opening repertoire books.
    In intro Pavlividis says that he found Semkov books of benefit early in career.
    So maybe similar to Semkov in style.
    Do you see a difference in style between the others mentioned?

  8. RYV
    May 10th, 2019 at 20:44 | #8

    in the fianchetto variation for exemple, Pavlidis seems to recommend a line that is rejected by delchev/semkov because of black cannot expect more than a draw. I am, waiting to read Pavlidis comment about this line.
    In the classical line (Be2,Be3,Na4..) PAvlidis only consider 9..Be7 but 9..00 seems playable ( Ivanisevic).

    We shoulld also compare lines with books defending the white side ( Negi, Kotronias..)

  9. Michael
    May 13th, 2019 at 19:30 | #9

    Have looked through the variation index but couldn’t find one of the “new trends” against the Taimanov namely 6 Be3 a6 7 a3….it is becoming more popular according to my database so sure it must be there somewhere and I’ve just missed it?

  10. John Shaw
    May 14th, 2019 at 09:54 | #10


    The 6.Be3 a6 7.a3 line is mentioned via a 6.a3 move order in Chapter 5, though there are possible transpositions to other chapters.

  11. Michael
    May 14th, 2019 at 21:08 | #11

    @John Shaw

    Thanks John..

  12. The Doctor
    May 19th, 2019 at 18:25 | #12

    The Coming Soon section is looking bare!

    Can we have updates on any new books or the progress on ones we know about?

    GM Rep 1 e4 (Offbeat)
    Electrifying Elephant Gambit
    Playing The Najdorf
    Playing The Grunfeld
    GM Rep Leningrad Dutch

    Many Thanks

    Dr S

  13. Thomas
    May 20th, 2019 at 08:46 | #13

    @Dr S

    That’s the “Coming Not-So-Soon section”

  14. Mehmet
    May 21st, 2019 at 17:24 | #14

    What is the book “a matter of tecnique” about?.If it is about winning won positions that is the thing I need right now.

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