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Gawain Jones – European Blitz Champion

Congratulations from everyone at Quality Chess to GM Gawain Jones, the new European Blitz Champion! The event was held on-line for obvious reasons, with Gawain topping a stellar field, including beating GM David Navara in the semi-final and GM Alexei Shirov in the final.

Gawain is of course the author of two superb books on the Dragon. And Gawain will be back as a Quality Chess author in 2021 when we publish his 1.e4 repertoire books – his recommended variations are dangerous but not the biggest-theory main lines, so we are calling it the 1.e4 Coffeehouse Repertoire. No publication date is fixed, but somewhere in the first half of the year.

This seems as good a place as any to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  1. December 21st, 2020 at 15:48 | #1

    Yes happy holidays to all and wishing everyone a covid free, face to face chessic 2021 🙂🤞

  2. Jeff
    December 22nd, 2020 at 04:10 | #2

    When are we gonna get to see the 2021 Publishing Schedule PDF?

    Thanks.

  3. December 22nd, 2020 at 08:35 | #3

    @Jeff yes indeed and the Caro kan PDF have a good 2021

  4. Andre
    December 22nd, 2020 at 19:39 | #4

    The ForwardChess Christmas sale has started. I’m sad to see QC is the only major publisher not participating. 🙁

  5. December 22nd, 2020 at 23:00 | #5

    Actually, Quality Chess generously contributed 3 great books to our sale. And they did it in plenty of time, last week. However, due to an internal miscommunication (our fault, not QC), the books didn’t get added to the list until a few hours later.

    The good news is that there is still plenty of time, the sale runs through the end of the year 🙂

  6. Tim
    December 26th, 2020 at 03:21 | #6

    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!!

    Here is to hoping Gawain’s Grand Prix makes a return in his Coffeehouse Repertoire. 🙂

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