As some of you will have noticed – our website has been somewhat broken – making it impossible to buy stuff. Not a great business model. Blame the webmaster and play ignorant is my tactic .
On the 30th we will move office from the current location just opposite Glasgow Central to five blocks up the road. The area is nicer, the place is bigger, the building nicer, the price lower and the company owning it gone into administration; causing all sorts of logistical problems!
Obviously we are going nuts – but everything should be on track now. Hope so – I just spent 1000 pounds in IKEA for new office furniture, including a big corner desk for yours truly.
John is working away on the King’s Gambit book. We are now optimistically putting a date on publication, although our confidence in it is low. Too low to put it in the webshop. We don’t think the King’s Gambit is the best way to play after 1.e4 e5, but these days anyone is struggling to find a good way to play. At least we have some interesting stuff to say; new concepts and a good deal of new ideas for both sides. We don’t promise an advantage – but we do promise publication!
The same is the case with the Tarrasch book. We are far – we have completed all analysis. I perform a final check in the writing phase, but that is about it. There are so many new ideas and concepts in this book, that we think it will move the theory forward by years. Chess is far from exhausted.
Finally, here is the wild guess about publication dates for the next few books:
|Artur Yusupov||Chess Evolution 1||26 August/2 September|
|Nikos/Aagaard||GM 10 – The Tarrasch Defence||26 August/2 September|
|Aagaard, Shaw (editors)||Grandmaster versus Amateur||23 September|
|John Shaw||The King’s Gambit||23 September|
|Suba||Positional Chess Sacrifices||October|
|Boris Alterman||Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits||October|
|Martin Weteschnik||Chess Tactics from Scratch – UCT 2nd edition||October|
|Lev Psakhis||Advanced Chess Tactics||October|
|Ftacnik (Aagaard)||GM 6 – 2nd edition||December|
|David Vigorito||Play the Semi-Slav 2||December|