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New Cover: Boris Gelfand – Decision making in Major Piece Endings

Boris feels strongly that this cover reflects the spirit of the book better, so we followed his intuition.

The previous copperish colors didn’t work, so I went with silver, to make sure the face is the focal point of the whole cover and not just of the great photo that Maria Emelianova took.

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  1. Seth
    August 12th, 2020 at 21:41 | #1

    Nice. The surrounding colors make the chess pieces especially pop. Big fan of the font, too. Different and yet clean.

  2. Richard Stanz
    August 13th, 2020 at 03:29 | #2

    Great cover. Superb. Only problem is that one of the world’s best players has written an important book that will improve my chess, and I’m more interested in adding coffeehouse opening to my blitz repertoire. Oh well, guess I’ll have to get them both.

  3. An Ordinary Chessplayer
    August 14th, 2020 at 10:50 | #3

    It seems the position in front of GM Gelfand is not a major piece ending. In fact he is still in the opening. Perhaps some fancy image editing could replace the chessboard with something more thematic.

  4. August 14th, 2020 at 15:41 | #4

    Agreed. The position on the board is obviously NOT a major piece ending. May be an excellent book orherwise, but having a position on the cover that is not even remotely associated with the title is not ideal.

  5. Manfred Brod
    August 14th, 2020 at 19:14 | #5

    Very good decision to change the cover!
    In my view the old cover-photo was unbelievable ugly/unattractive…

  6. Christa Weisserth
    August 14th, 2020 at 19:44 | #6

    Bitte dieses Buch in deutsch veröffentlichen.

  7. Frank
    August 15th, 2020 at 12:40 | #7

    Permission to shout „Hurrah!“ at an annoyingly loud voice, sir!

  8. Nick
    August 15th, 2020 at 19:41 | #8

    Why is this 4th book cover in color, while all the previous ones are in black and white, or grey? Have you guys thought about that on purpose, or was it by chance? I think it would be more consistent to have all 4 books with the same style.

  9. Michael
    August 17th, 2020 at 00:27 | #9

    What’s on the cover isn’t really of much interest to me, it’s what’s inside that is important!

  10. Nick
    August 18th, 2020 at 03:19 | #10

    @Michael “Cool, bro.” Yet, this was posted precisely to discuss the cover, not the content.

  11. Johny B
    August 18th, 2020 at 15:18 | #11

    there are still knights on the board…..

  12. Kieran
    August 18th, 2020 at 19:24 | #12

    I would have preferred the design to remain consistent with the other books. Nevertheless, its a nice design

  13. Pinpon
    August 28th, 2020 at 14:28 | #13

    Nice to see that excerpts of both Gelfand ( and Jacob ) books are available !
    Will take a look at the rook ending between Tomashevsky and Svidler

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