A few weeks ago we finally sent Grandmaster Repertoire 10 – The Tarrasch Defence to the printer. They will finish printing it on Friday and we will have it on the way to everybody about a week thereafter, with the 12th being the day they are posted from Glasgow. You can find the excerpt here.
At the moment we are finishing Chess Evolution 5/2011 – the November issue. Printing will start on Thursday and will take about 10 working days. With close to 50 topical games, 24 puzzles and a nice article by Etienne Bacrot, this will be a terrific issue.
After this we will spread from all five working on the same project to doing a bit each. Colin will continue the work on Mihai Suba’s Positional Chess Sacrifices. Andrew will work on The Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits 2, as well as help Jacob and Lubomir Ftacnik with Grandmaster Repertoire 6 – The Sicilian Defence 2nd edition. But before Jacob will be ready for this, he needs to finish Martin Weteschnik’s book Chess Tactics from Scratch, which is a totally reworked 2nd edition of the modern classic Understanding Chess Tactics, which is now hard to get hold of. But don’t worry, the second edition will be worth the wait. John will help Jacob, and in turn Jacob will help with John’s nemesis, The King’s Gambit, which would have been out a long time ago, had we not been so busy publishing other people’s books.
In the horizon we also have the last two volumes of Artur Yusupov’s monumental series (forever placing him among the great chess instructors of all time, we think), Jacob’s suicide mission with five volumes of Grandmaster Repertoire with 1.e4 for White, Grandmaster Repertoire – Beating the 1.d4 deviations (basically where White does not play c2-c4) by Boris Avrukh, Soviet Middlegame Technique by Romanovsky and at least a few complete surprises…
Here is the updated (but as always COMPLETELY UNRELIABLE) publishing schedule:
|Boris Alterman||Das Alterman Gambit-Handbuch: Gambits mit Weiss||Early December|
|Boris Alterman||Das Alterman Gambit-Handbuch: Gambits mit Schwarz 1||Early December|
|Nikos/Aagaard||Grandmaster Repertoire 10 – The Tarrasch Defence||9th December|
|Arkadij Naiditsch||Chess Evolution November||Early December|
|Martin Weteschnik||Chess Tactics from Scratch – UCT 2nd edition||January|
|Lubomir Ftacnik||GM 6 – 2nd edition||January|
|Boris Avrukh||Grandmaster Reperotire X – Beating 1.d4 Sidelines||January|
|Mihai Suba||Positional Chess Sacrifices||January|
|Boris Alterman||Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits 2||February|
|Boris Alterman||Das Alterman Gambit-Handbuch: Gambits mit Schwarz 2||February|
|John Shaw||The King’s Gambit||February|
|Artur Yusupov||Chess Evolution 2||March|
|Jacob Aagaard||Grandmaster Repertoire x1 – 1.e4 French, Caro-Kann & Philidor||March|
|Jacob Aagaard||Attacking Manual 1 – German||April|
|Jacob Aagaard||Attacking Manual 2 – German||April|
|Lubomir Ftacnik||GM6 2nd – German||May|
|Romanovsky||Soviet Middlegame Technique||Later|
|Jacob Aagaard||Grandmaster Repertoire x2 – 1.e4 – Minor Openings||Later|
|Artur Yusupov||Chess Evolution 3||Later|