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Free ‘Book of the Month’ – May and June

May 10th, 2022 8 comments

For May & June, we are continuing our free-fourth-book offer – if you buy three books or more and live in the normal European Union zone (as defined by UPS – for example, they exclude some islands and remote areas) we will send you an extra book free. With three new books being published on May 18 this seems an ideal time to buy three or more books at the same time.

The previous default option on the free book was Luther’s Chess Reformation. For May and June we will switch the default option to THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – BLACK GAMBITS VOLUME 1. But if you already have that book, or would prefer a different free book, then send us an email to salesgroup@qualitychess.co.uk with your order, asking to have it replaced with one of the following titles:

ATTACKING THE SPANISH
CARLSEN’S ASSAULT ON THE THRONE
CHAMPIONS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
CHESS BEHIND BARS
CUTTING EDGE 1: THE OPEN SICILIAN
CUTTING EDGE 2: SICILIAN NAJDORF 6.Be3
GRANDMASTER BATTLE MANUAL
GRANDMASTER VERSUS AMATEUR
LUTHER’S CHESS REFORMATION
REGGIO EMILIA 2007/2008
THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – BLACK GAMBITS VOLUME 2
THE SECRET LIFE OF BAD BISHOPS

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Three New Books on the Way

April 5th, 2022 48 comments

On May 18th we expect to publish three new books, from authors Mikhail Tal, Boris Gulko & Joel Sneed, and Gawain Jones. Excerpts are available for all three.

The Chess Alchemist by Mikhail Tal is a unique book containing 80 of Tal’s best games spanning four decades of his chess career, all annotated by the Magician himself. Normally at this point I explain who the author is, but… it’s Mikhail Tal – the celebrated World Champion whose writing was always entertaining.

An excerpt is available here.

Analyzing the Chess Mind by Gulko & Sneed delves into all aspects of chess psychology and offers practical advice for players of all levels, often using Gulko’s own games against elite players. An excerpt is available here.

The authors are ideally qualified for the topic: GM Boris Gulko is one of the few players to have a plus score against Garry Kasparov, and is also the only man to have been both Soviet and U.S. Champion. He also has a Master’s degree in Psychology from Moscow State University. Dr. Joel R. Sneed is a Professor of Psychology at the City University of New York.

King’s Indian 2 by Gawain Jones: the second and final part of a complete repertoire for Black by the world-class English GM. You would expect a King’s Indian repertoire to help the reader against 1.d4, but GM Gawain Jones went further – after reading his books you will also be ready for 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 and… everything except 1.e4.

An excerpt is available here.

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GM Gawain Jones’ lecture on Killer Chess Training

Killer Chess Training has invited GM Gawain Jones on the 10th of March, at 20:00 UK time, (21:00 CET, 12:00 PST, 15:00 EST) to present his latest books on King’s Indian to the academy members.
For those of you interested, there are 500 spots available, so fill in this form if you want to receive the link to the class!

Free ‘Book of the Month’ – March and April

March 8th, 2022 No comments

For March & April, we are continuing our free-fourth-book offer – if you buy three books or more and live in the normal European Union zone (as defined by UPS – for example, they exclude some islands and remote areas) we will send you an extra book free.

The previous default option on the free book was Carlsen’s Assault On The Throne. For March and April we will switch the default option to LUTHER’S CHESS REFORMATION. But if you already have that book, or would prefer a different free book, then send us an email to salesgroup@qualitychess.co.uk with your order, asking to have it replaced with one of the following titles:

ATTACKING THE SPANISH
CARLSEN’S ASSAULT ON THE THRONE
CHAMPIONS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
CHESS BEHIND BARS
CUTTING EDGE 1: THE OPEN SICILIAN
CUTTING EDGE 2: SICILIAN NAJDORF 6.Be3
GRANDMASTER BATTLE MANUAL
GRANDMASTER VERSUS AMATEUR
REGGIO EMILIA 2007/2008
THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – BLACK GAMBITS VOLUME 1
THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – BLACK GAMBITS VOLUME 2
THE SECRET LIFE OF BAD BISHOPS

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John Watson’s Chess Life book reviews

February 24th, 2022 8 comments

US Chess is making IM John Watson’s book reviews available via Chess Life Online. Here’s the first one, which looks at Gawain Jones’ Coffeehouse Repertoire from Quality Chess. The team will be working backwards and posting his archived reviews over the coming weeks, and also posting each new one monthly as we go forward.

https://new.uschess.org/news/watson-book-review-jones-coffeehouse-repertoire

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Fischer – Spassky 1972

February 21st, 2022 19 comments

Tibor Karolyi is working on his follow-up to The Road to Reykjavik, titled Fischer – Spassky 1972. Publication will be later this year, which of course is 50 years after the famous match.

But the topic today is the cover: above is a version of the cover design so far. What do you think of it?

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Best of British – Michael Adams and Gawain Jones

February 8th, 2022 40 comments

We have two new books on the way by two of Britain’s best players – Michael Adams and Gawain Jones. Publication dates will be in March, but the exact day is not yet known. Excerpts are also available now.

Think like a Super-GM by Michael Adams & Philip Hurtado is a fascinating book that takes a bit more explaining than most chess books. Chess puzzles were shown to players ranging from club level up to Super-GM and co-author Michael Adams. Then researcher Philip Hurtado recorded not only the moves chosen, but also the detailed thought processes of every player in order to shed light on the mystery of what exactly defines superior chess strength. Adams then also shares his thoughts about the chess positions and what we can learn from the various attempted solutions.

Almost as a bonus, there are colour images called ‘Eyetrackers’ which show exactly where players focus their attention on the board. An excerpt is here.

King’s Indian 1 by Gawain Jones is the first of a two-volume complete repertoire for Black. This volume starts after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 so includes fun lines such as the Mar del Plata, Sämisch and various h2-h3 lines, among many more.

The second volume will complete the anti-1.d4 repertoire, and also provide guidance against 1.Nf3 and 1.c4 and pretty much everything except 1.e4. These books are based on Gawain’s Chessable KID course. An excerpt is here.

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GM Ivan Sokolov on Magnus Carlsen’s Middlegame Evolution and Pawn Structures in the Middlegame camp

January 28th, 2022 25 comments

GM Ivan Sokolov gave a lecture at Killer Chess Training and presented his latest book, Magnus Carlsen’s Middlegame Evolution, published by Quality Chess.
Here is the full lecture for you to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCMp5MVi0yg

Ivan’s lecture was a success with the members of Killer Chess Training and those of you who asked to watch it live, so people are asking when he is coming back! Well, he is coming back 24-27 of February, with exclusive material, not published in any of his books or presented elsewhere, telling us all about Pawn Structures in the Middlegame. Feel free to join us: https://killerchesstraining.com/product/a-new-camp-pawn-structures-in-the-middlegame/