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Sicilian Warfare & an Elephant – Excerpts

Two new books are at the printer, and expected to be published on November 25th.

Sicilian Warfare by Ilya Smirin is a follow-up to the author’s warmly-received King’s Indian Warfare. Brilliant games and world-class insight into 1.e4 c5. You can read an excerpt here.

The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit by Jakob Aabling-Thomsen and Michael Agermose Jensen. Lively, detailed and enthusiastic coverage of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5!?. You can read an excerpt here.

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  1. Michael Stewart
    October 21st, 2020 at 03:06 | #1

    Happy to see ” The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit ” Coming our way!!!!

  2. Ray
    October 21st, 2020 at 17:45 | #2

    Interesting books, with great covers by the way 🙂

  3. Benjamin Fitch
    October 21st, 2020 at 18:08 | #3

    The elephant book does look fun. Note: The capitalization in a few of the chapter titles needs editing. They’re mostly title case (“Transpositions, transpositions” being a possibly intentional exception), so it should be “Two Bishops or Not Two Bishops” (adverbs are capitalized in title case regardless of length). “It might be Mate” is a mix of title case (“Mate”) and sentence case (“might be”, which would be capitalized in title case because it’s a two-word verb).

  4. Andrew Greet
    October 22nd, 2020 at 09:09 | #4

    Yes, we could have been a bit more precise with the capitalization but the book is away being printed now so we’ll live with it.

    Thanks everyone for the other positive comments. Both books have great content although I’m personally more familiar with the Elephant. I’m sure readers will enjoy learning this gambit – which, as we all know, is a forced win for Black.

    Jason did a superb job with the covers as well.

  5. John Shaw
    October 22nd, 2020 at 10:32 | #5

    Interesting stuff, but I don’t agree the capitalization is imprecise. It’s exactly the way I wanted it!

    “so it should be “Two Bishops or Not Two Bishops” (adverbs are capitalized in title case regardless of length). “It might be Mate” is a mix of title case (“Mate”) and sentence case (“might be”, which would be capitalized in title case because it’s a two-word verb).”

    I am not sure who is making these fixed rules (and that’s not an adverb) but I prefer what looks better to me. So we have “Two Bishops or not Two Bishops” and “Check – It might be Mate”. And that looks best to me. Obviously, opinions vary, but I don’t accept there are any iron laws of what must be capitalized. I also like to split infinitives.

  6. Cowe
    October 22nd, 2020 at 13:17 | #6

    How dit it go from Electrifying to Exhilarating ? (of course, assuming Excruciating was not an option).
    Also, there’s a Polish politician, former leader of the European Council, called Donald Tusk. He could have made an impressive (if perhaps counter-productive) statement “I am Donald Tusk and I approve this book”.

  7. John Shaw
    October 22nd, 2020 at 13:26 | #7

    @Cowe

    We liked “Electrifying” but then we learned there was once a horrible experiment involving electrocuting elephants. And that spoiled the feeling of that “Electrifying” title for us. So we went for “Exhilarating”.

  8. Benjamin Fitch
    October 22nd, 2020 at 14:36 | #8

    @John Shaw
    “Not” is indeed an adverb. Anyway, the “rules” aren’t laws, but they’re accepted standards in various style guides commonly used for British and American English in publishing generally. You’re certainly free to go with what you think “looks best”. To me (as a technical writer), it just looks a bit unprofessional. But obviously the chess content is more important.

  9. John Shaw
    October 22nd, 2020 at 17:04 | #9

    @Benjamin Fitch

    I agree “not” is often an adverb, but I see the one in that title as a conjunction. An internet search tells me that: “Not can be an adverb, a conjunction, an interjection or a noun.” Which was news to me.

    Anyway, I do appreciate you taking the time to offer feedback. I can’t promise we will change (I like things my way!) but I’ll at least have it in mind.

  10. Seth
    October 23rd, 2020 at 01:50 | #10

    John Shaw :
    @Cowe
    We liked “Electrifying” but then we learned there was once a horrible experiment involving electrocuting elephants. And that spoiled the feeling of that “Electrifying” title for us. So we went for “Exhilarating”.

    Ooooo, yeah….that would do it, wouldn’t it? 🙁

  11. Ray
    October 23rd, 2020 at 07:35 | #11

    @Cowe
    For the American readers: not te be confused with Donald Trunk (pun intended).

  12. John
    October 24th, 2020 at 12:57 | #12

    Is Smirin’s course coming on forwardchess as well? If yes, is there any ETA?

  13. The Doctor
    October 24th, 2020 at 18:04 | #13

    @John

    It will be and it’s nearly always a week before published date given.

  14. Nick
    October 25th, 2020 at 16:19 | #14

    A question here about Smirin’s book. I noticed that Smirin is mostly an e6-Sicilian player. Does the book cover mostly his own games with Black in those type of variations? Or does he also cover other people’s games in other lines, such as the Sveshnikov? Thanks!

  15. October 26th, 2020 at 10:51 | #15

    If memory serves Smirin’s King’s Indian book was almost entirely his own games.

  16. John Shaw
    October 26th, 2020 at 11:23 | #16

    @John

    As The Doctor says, the plan would be for “Sicilian Warfare” and “The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit” to be on Forward Chess, published a week before QC.

    @Nick

    One difference between “King’s Indian Warfare” and “Sicilian Warfare” is that Smirin is a 1.e4 player, so when Smirin covers his own games in “Sicilian Warfare” it is not just his Black games, but also White ones.

    So a very wide variety of variations are shown in Sicilian Warfare (Kan, Dragon, Najdorf, Classical, Hedgehog and many more) but certainly …e6-lines are heavily featured. Smirin tends to favour the Rossolimo with White against 2…Nc6, so I don’t recall any Sveshnikov variations in the book. Two games against Sveshnikov father-and-son but not the Sveshnikov variation.

  17. Paul H
    October 29th, 2020 at 15:28 | #17

    Are these the final publications for this year?

  18. Paul H
    October 29th, 2020 at 15:30 | #18

    To semi-answer my own question, I see you have updated the coming soon section with expected release dates for a few more books.

  19. TD
    October 29th, 2020 at 19:18 | #19

    I was hoping to give myself Marin’s Dutch books as a Christmas present, but it looks like that is not going to happen…

  20. John Shaw
    October 30th, 2020 at 10:38 | #20

    @Paul H
    @TD

    Precise publication dates are not possible right now, but Marin’s Dutch books in January is my plan. For Christmas is not possible.
    Mihail Marin knows and loves the Dutch, so his writing is worth waiting for (I am editing it, so I get the first chance to read it).

  21. TD
    October 30th, 2020 at 14:13 | #21

    @John Shaw
    John, can you tell me if Marin is going for 7…c6 or 7…Qe8 (or another move?!) in the mainline of the Leningrader?

  22. John Shaw
    October 30th, 2020 at 14:58 | #22

    Marin is a supporter of 7…Qe8.

  23. TD
    October 30th, 2020 at 15:00 | #23

    Great! Thank you, John.

  24. An Ordinary Chessplayer
    October 31st, 2020 at 12:31 | #24

    John Shaw wrote: “I am not sure who is making these fixed rules (and that’s not an adverb) but I prefer what looks better to me.”

    Good to know I am not the only one who works this way. I know about the style guides, but I never consult them for mere capitalization. Instead I just uppercase and lowercase willy-nilly until it “looks right”, and consider it done. Isn’t that how the style guides were codified in the first place? Just a record of what looks rightest to the mostest. Anyway I bet if I consulted multiple style guides I might find out there is not just one correct answer! The horror.

    On the subject of Electrifying, it’s good to avoid unnecessary controversy. But if the experiment alluded to involved a famous inventor demonstrating the dangers of alternating current, I heard a rumour this story might not be completely correct.

    Anyway, I have been waiting for this book for a long time, regardless of title, so it’s Exhilarating to feel the approaching temblor.

  25. Michael Agermose Jensen
    October 31st, 2020 at 21:46 | #25

    @An Ordinary Chessplayer
    Edison and his associates electrocuted a number of animals during the “war of currents” to make a business case for their own direct current. A decade later in 1903, his company made a film of an elephant being electrocuted, the title of the film is “Electrocuting an Elephant”. I guess, wired magazine got the details slightly wrong.
    I like Nikola Tesla and the new title of our book. I hope you will like the book too.

  26. An Ordinary Chessplayer
    November 1st, 2020 at 04:13 | #26

    I’m not an historian, but I did and do agree with the title change. This might be my first book on Forward Chess since 2013. I hope you guys didn’t overdo the quality at the expense of the entertainment.

  27. Björn
    November 3rd, 2020 at 12:12 | #27

    I’m also looking forward to the Elephant gambit and hoping that it will be entertaining & will inspire me to try it. Somehow some books just get it right (for me) and it’s sometimes hard to know why – but I have the feeling it’s about conveying ideas, concepts and enthusiams with just the right level of analysis (which is usually less than one thinks). Someone second editions with extra analysis vs. the first edition never seem to be quite as good as the first edition (but perhaps that’s also the reduced novelty).

  28. Topnotch
    November 8th, 2020 at 21:34 | #28

    Is this still the refutation:
    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 Bd6 4.d4 e4 5.Nfd2!! +- 😀

  29. James2
    November 9th, 2020 at 13:06 | #29

    I have been reading Negi 5, and his explanations and notes in his analysis are a joy to read. He is a superb author.

    It got me to thinking, after he completes his white series on 1 e4, are there any plans for a Negi black repertoire?

    Thank you.

    James

  30. The Lurker
    November 9th, 2020 at 23:44 | #30

    @James2
    Don’t raise your hopes too high. I would be happy if finishes the White repertoire in a timely fashion.

  31. Andrew Greet
    November 10th, 2020 at 10:59 | #31

    Topnotch – it’s funny, I know you are half joking but when I first saw the simple lines in Shaw’s book I was a tad concerned that this line might amount to something like a refutation. However, the authors did excellent work on it and I no longer have any particular fear of it.

    James – I appreciate the positive comments but, like Lurker said, we will be happy to get the white repertoire finished and are not planning for anything with Negi beyond that.

  32. November 10th, 2020 at 22:10 | #32

    I think that’s true about a lot of “dubious” lines. There is a “simple” refutation that ends up with a +/= position, but it ends up that Black will be far more familiar with the position which more than compensates.

    Andrew Greet :
    Topnotch – it’s funny, I know you are half joking but when I first saw the simple lines in Shaw’s book I was a tad concerned that this line might amount to something like a refutation. However, the authors did excellent work on it and I no longer have any particular fear of it.

  33. The Doctor
    November 12th, 2020 at 13:28 | #33

    Just looking ahead, we know now of no opening books that will be published by QC in 2021?

    Ones that have been SERIOUSLY neglected by pretty much all publishing houses are.

    Classical Sicilian – played a bit by Firouzja and other top GM’s, so Jacob its not that bad.
    Scheveningen Sicilian – again Carlsen ahs played this a bit recently as well as Svidler and MVL, so due to lack of recent works must be another one in the pipeline.
    QGD – Cambridge Springs – gain I’ve seen Carlsen and MVL play this recently.
    QGA – seems to be neglected a lot.
    A Ruy Lopez Repertoire for Black based on the Moller/Archangel.

  34. RYV
    November 12th, 2020 at 15:07 | #34

    @Andrew Greet
    As you pointed earlier about the elephant. You play this openning against weeker opponent trying to get active & unbalanced positions. So even in case white just get a safe, dry dead play,it is not enough for black.
    Anyway, congrats to QC for trying something different….

  35. Andrew Greet
    November 12th, 2020 at 15:26 | #35

    It’s not so simple for White to just get a dry/boring position. I play in a weekly blitz against the same group of opponents, and by now they all know to expect the Elephant, but many of them continue to get into trouble against it.
    Thanks for the congrats; hopefully the book will reach a wide audience who enjoy it.

  36. Jacob Aagaard
    November 12th, 2020 at 18:03 | #36

    @The Doctor
    We have some ideas and plans and so on. The first opening books of 2021 will be the ones going to the printer November/December, as shipping ends on the 11th December from the printer. But there are some other good books coming right thereafter.

  37. The Doctor
    November 12th, 2020 at 21:13 | #37

    @Jacob Aagaard

    Oooh I’m very excited now!!

    Thanks Jacob!!

  38. Alice Bednarova
    November 14th, 2020 at 15:39 | #38

    @Topnotch

    It is interestingm but my analysis indicate same line. Probably not exactly +- in human games (because there is still lot of space for error, e. black has some ideas connected with b6-b5 to damage white pawn chain), but still serious advantage for white.

    Mark Hebden faced it in 3 games with great result 2,5:05 for black…

  39. LE BRUIT QUI COURT
    November 15th, 2020 at 08:41 | #39

    Dear Jacob,

    On chessable I saw recent course “Lifetime Repertoires: Sethuraman’s 1. e4 e5” – a new Black repertoire against 1.e4 based on Two Knights and Arkhangelsk against Spanish, written by Indian GM S.P. Sethuraman (Elo 2644).

    It’s seems to me that this is a very high profile course, in comparison by most courses which are very coarse when you compare it with book standards. Latest book “A Complete Repertoire for Black after 1.e4-e5!” saw flaws about which I’m talking about.

    Jacob, could you publish Sethuraman’s course under your publishing house flag? Certainly will be a good book. Besides, today is a new trend to play open and sharp lines as Black, and to avoid long and passive lines in Ruy Lopez as CHigoren and Breyer.

    Regards.

  40. David
    November 15th, 2020 at 13:13 | #40

    Will this book be available to order and be shipped by the 25th? Think of the holiday shipping schedule coming up is what I’m wondering about.

  41. John Shaw
    November 16th, 2020 at 12:39 | #41

    @David

    The two new books (“The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit” and “Sicilian Warfare”) are available to order now. And all is on schedule to publish as planned on November 25th. When exactly websale customers receive their books depends a lot on where you are. We print in Europe of course, so that’s the starting point for the books’ journeys.

  42. Topnotch
    November 17th, 2020 at 03:39 | #42

    @The Lurker
    I’d be happy if I’m still alive.

  43. Jacob Aagaard
    November 17th, 2020 at 14:01 | #43

    @LE BRUIT QUI COURT
    I see no benefit for us to be recycling material from ChessAble. We have plenty of original material to work on. Sethu is a friend and we wish him well.

  44. Gery
    November 17th, 2020 at 19:10 | #44

    @Jacob Aagaard
    How is your progress on “A Matter of Technique”?

    It is also thanks to your excellent opening books that I get many good or winning positions, typically also feeling comfortable with them. Still I do not get close to the amount of points I should get from these. So I sense I need such a book more than additional opening theory. 🙂

    I will still get the Elephant one. At least for some online blitz fun, or maybe for more, who knows.

  45. Jacob Aagaard
    November 17th, 2020 at 21:54 | #45

    Benjamin Fitch :
    The elephant book does look fun. Note: The capitalization in a few of the chapter titles needs editing. They’re mostly title case (“Transpositions, transpositions” being a possibly intentional exception), so it should be “Two Bishops or Not Two Bishops” (adverbs are capitalized in title case regardless of length). “It might be Mate” is a mix of title case (“Mate”) and sentence case (“might be”, which would be capitalized in title case because it’s a two-word verb).

    My (unfinished) degree was in linguistics and I would absolutely argue that anyone who comes with hard and fast rules like these have a different philosophy towards language than I and most of the professors I studied under. The prevailing attitude I found was not one of issuing commandments, but one of studying how meaning is conveyed in the best possible way.
    For this reason I also entirely agree with John. The important words are capitalised. Not is not an important word in this context. It carries meaning, but so do all words. It is however the Two Bishops that stand out as heavily loaded with meaning.

  46. Jacob Aagaard
    November 17th, 2020 at 21:54 | #46

    @Gery
    Slow going. I just finished writing two books with Boris Gelfand as you may have realised. I am happy the opening books are working for you.

  47. Benjamin Fitch
    November 17th, 2020 at 22:39 | #47

    @Jacob Aagaard
    The idea isn’t “commandments”, nor is it philosophy. It’s consistency. Do you spell words any way you feel like to convey shades of meaning? Of course not. Studies (at least in software documentation) have shown that when writing conventions are implemented in a haphazard way, readers tend to have less confidence in the actual content. So in publishing, there are style guides. Some publishers follow one, some another. The result, in any case, is consistency (and as a bonus, a more professional appearance).

  48. Cowe
    November 18th, 2020 at 09:02 | #48

    @Benjamin, Jacob,
    Surely, your conceptions on how and when letters may be capitalised can live in the same world.
    as for me, IMNLFNt !

  49. Ray
    November 18th, 2020 at 15:20 | #49

    @Cowe
    I wouldn’t be too sure about this in the present highly polarized climate…

  50. Benjamin Fitch
    November 18th, 2020 at 17:16 | #50

    Cowe :
    Surely, your conceptions on how and when letters may be capitalised can live in the same world.

    Indeed! Here, no one’s calling each other names, spreading false information about each other, or soliciting the help of any powerful entities to influence the discussion subversively through social media. (As far as I’m aware.)

  51. The Lurker
    November 18th, 2020 at 22:02 | #51

    Topnotch :
    @The Lurker
    I’d be happy if I’m still alive.

    I hope it doesn’t come down to that. I’m a lot older than Negi is, so my chances wouldn’t be so good. Investing in 5 hardcovers and never being able to get the 6th would really reduce my confidence in investing in another series by QC.

    Negi said in the intro to the latest volume that the openings covered were the ones he had always procrastinated on. Perhaps now that these openings are out of the way, he will dig into the Petroff and Ruy Lopez with some gusto.

    If not, hopefully QC is not shy about pushing Negi to meet his obligation, or about replacing him with another player of comparable skill to finish the series. I’d rather have a Richard Jordan/Brandon Sanderson series (finished by another author) than a George R. R. Martin series (never finished). If they have trouble filling Negi’s boots, they could always choose somebody who is not so good all-around, but very good with 1.e4 e5.

    Another lesson learned for QC could be that next time they take on a multi-volume series by a guest author (if there is a next time), lead with the good stuff and leave the rest for later. Since this is supposed to be a GM series, lead with what GMs prefer. According to ChessTempo, that would mean lead with …e5, and only after that’s finished…

  52. Andrew Greet
    November 19th, 2020 at 15:32 | #52

    It’s been well over six years since the first Negi book so my memory is a little hazy, but I suspect a big part of starting with the French and Caro was that Negi’s files were already in relatively good shape against those defences, so it made sense to start there. Those two are popular defences at all levels, so it’s not like we were leading off with cheap stuff.

    We are as keen as anyone to get this series finished and further updates about this will be forthcoming.

  53. Benjamin Fitch
    November 19th, 2020 at 16:31 | #53

    In a way, it would have been quite unfortunate if Negi had started with [all of] 1.e4 e5, because he would have had no opportunity to see either the new Elephant book or the new Petroff book. With players of White hesitant to play 2.Nf3 at all in such a case, much of Negi’s work would have ended up being moot. It’s better that Negi will be writing at a time when these latest, definitive books from Black’s point of view are already out.

  54. Andrew Greet
    November 19th, 2020 at 17:03 | #54

    Indeed – Negi now has the chance to see the error of his ways and avoid the blunder 2.Nf3?? which loses by force to 2…d5, and convert to 2.Nc3/2.Bc4 to restrain Black’s d-pawn and obtain equal chances; or try the King’s Gambit if he is determined to fight for an advantage.

  55. The Lurker
    November 19th, 2020 at 21:12 | #55

    Yes, and I’m sure that developments in the Latvian Gambit and Damiano’s Defense kept Negi up at night as well. Possibly why he switched to math.

    No, the French and Caro-Kann are not “cheap stuff”. It’s just that the Ruy is more my cup of tea, and there seem to be a dearth of recent Ruy main line books for white. The latest seem to be Kuzmin’s Zaitsev (which starts at move 12!), and before that Flear’s 2004 Everyman book (which starts at move 9). I guess there’s also Kaufman’s latest, which tries for the Breyer. At any rate, I would love to see a high level Ruy repertoire that 1) starts off on move 3, and 2) tries for a main line, not d3 or Qe2. Not that I need such a book for my level of play, but I would just love to see what such a repertoire might look like.

    I realize it’s easy for me to be an armchair quarterback equipped with 20/20 hindsight. Starting off with the strong points in Negi’s files would have seemed reasonable to me, too. And I can imagine that in 2014, you at QC didn’t think you’d still be working on this series in 2021.

    I’m glad to hear you haven’t given up on getting the final volume out.

  56. The Lurker
    November 19th, 2020 at 21:25 | #56

    @The Lurker
    Correction… Kaufman goes for the Breyer as black… duh…

  57. The Lurker
    November 19th, 2020 at 21:29 | #57

    Kuzmin is for black too. Flear is more general, for black or white. I’m should not post while half asleep.

    But that goes to show the dearth of Ruy main line books for white.

  58. Kulio
    November 20th, 2020 at 10:06 | #58

    @The Lurker: I don’t see your point. Even if the final volumes of Negi would never be published it would not reduce the quality of the existing books. Because of the amount of theory it is not possible to write a book with a Ruy Lopez repertoire from White’s point of view. Chessbase give it a try with the Caruana DVDs. Just imagine the two complex branches Marshall Attack and Berlin Wall. Therefore I do understand that the task of Negi is not that easy. For the same reason Shaw recommends the Scotch in his 1.e4 repertoire book.

  59. The Lurker
    November 20th, 2020 at 20:56 | #59

    @Kulio

    Shaw’s series was not a GM Rep series; it aimed lower. You’re comparing apples and oranges.

    A GM Rep series for white should cover the the main line GM response to 1.e4 e5. That’s the Ruy. Even Kasparov didn’t like to allow the Marshall, so there’s no shame in an anti-Marshall. And even Kasparov had trouble against the Berlin proper, so I don’t see any shame in 4. d3 (against the Berlin) either. But no Scotches, no Italians, and no cheap sidelines for white. Try the main lines! If it has to be 7 volumes instead of 6, so be it!

    No, the task will not be easy. But they have taken it on, and they should finish it. Or I will be finished buying QC books. I’m no Magnus Carlson, but my money spends just as easy as his does.

  60. Cowe
    November 20th, 2020 at 21:41 | #60

    Well, considering that 400 pages are needed to barely scratch the Elephant’s mighty skin, taking on all Spanish mainlines in a single volume looks a bit out of reach. d3 systems maybe?

  61. Benjamin Fitch
    November 20th, 2020 at 23:08 | #61

    They allotted three volumes to the Sicilian, after all, so wouldn’t 1.e4 e5 simply take as many volumes (and years) as it requires?

  62. Kulio
    November 21st, 2020 at 09:17 | #62

    @The Lurker: your argumentation feels a little bit shaky. You like to have covered the Main lines, but against certain lines you are happy with sidelines (although even in the d3 Ruy Lopez a lot of development took place). I understand you dislike certain openings. But for example the Khalifman book about the Scotch I would regard on the GM repertoire level. The same goes for the Italian Renaissance books.

  63. Kulio
    November 21st, 2020 at 09:29 | #63

    I guess three volumes for the Ruy Lopez sounds realistic. One volume you need for the rare birds like 3…f5, Nd4, g6, d6. Not to forget the Open Ruy Lopez, Möller, Archangelsk….And then you still have to cover the Main systems Marshall, Breyer, Chigorin, Zaitsev, Smyslow, Keres…An emergency exit would be the Exchange. But that fits neither with the style of playing of Negi nor the expectations of some readers.

  64. Thomas
    November 21st, 2020 at 12:19 | #64

    The Lurker :
    Or I will be finished buying QC books.

    And I will be finished buying QC books if they don’t finally publish a book how to win with the Grob.

  65. Mike
    November 21st, 2020 at 20:19 | #65

    Thomas :
    And I will be finished buying QC books if they don’t finally publish a book how to win with the Grob.

    How to win with the Grob:

    1. Induce opponent to play the Grob.
    2. Win.

  66. Benjamin Fitch
    November 21st, 2020 at 20:27 | #66

    @Mike
    To expand on step 2: “The rest is a matter of technique.”

  67. An Ordinary Chessplayer
    November 23rd, 2020 at 08:57 | #67

    “Induce opponent to play the Grob.”

    In a Friday night team match, before shaking hands my opponent asked “Why don’t you play f3 and g4 as your first two moves, and we can go home early?”. In reply I asked “Does it matter what order I play them?”. Of course he said no, so 1.g4! (my first Grob, although I did play _against_ it just one month prior to this game, so in fact I had been analyzing it) 1…d5!? 2.h3 e5 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 exd4 5.Qxd4 Qf6 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.Nc3 and I won a short game. So many years ago… I have a bunch of Grob stories, have ordered the Elephant book from chess4less, and looking forward to some Elephant stories.

  68. Jose
    November 23rd, 2020 at 12:21 | #68

    Hello
    When do you think to publish a 2021 PDF catalogue ?
    Thanks

  69. Jose
    November 24th, 2020 at 13:31 | #69

    It would be nice to have “Ragozin Simulator” or “Ragozin Warfare”

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