Archive for July, 2009

Authors in Action

July 29th, 2009 2 comments

Our authors have been playing great chess recently.

At the very strong Politiken Cup in Denmark, Boris Avrukh was first equal, while Tiger Hillarp Persson won the Best Game Prize. Lars Schandorff scored a respectable 7/10.

Mihail Marin played a couple of tournaments. He was first in Benasque (with 9/11) and second in Andorra. These fantastic  results have pushed his rating up to a personal best of 2610.

John Shaw

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What is the Main Line?

July 24th, 2009 3 comments

Just a passing thought sparked by reading a comment on another chess site: how do you define what is the main line of an opening?

Is it the sharpest line? The most popular line over a number of years? The line currently favoured by the elite?

My approach seems to be a mixture of all three of the above, with added weight for the last point. Take, for example, the Queen’s Gambit Declined.¬† Avrukh recommends the Catalan, Schandorff prefers the Exchange Variation. Both main lines, I think, but some disagree.

John Shaw

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July 14th, 2009 11 comments

International Master, Sabino Brunello, turned 20 only two weeks ago.  On the July list he is ranked second in Italy with 2547 in front of a number of grandmasters.

Tomorrow Quality Chess will release Sabino’s first chess book, ATTACKING THE SPANISH, a 288 page guide to three hot and healthy gambits against the Ruy Lopez: The Schliemann, The Gajewski and The Marshall Attack.

Attacking The Spanish

Attacking The Spanish

I am personally very proud of this book, as Sabino is not only a friend of ours, but someone I have tried to help over the last four years. Having said this, his achievements are of course his own, and this book, is definitely an achievement.

Jacob Aagaard

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2009 Catalogue available for download

July 9th, 2009 11 comments

We have just finished our new Catalogue. It is available online at this link:

On page 31 you will be able to see our newest predictions on when the books are likely to be out. It should be clear that we are very busy in the months to come. Next out is Attacking the Spanish and Build up your Chess 3, on Wednesday the 15th July.

2009 Quality Chess Catalog

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