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Tic Tac Toe

January 26th, 2011 177 comments

Sorry for not putting a publishing schedule up, I was busy editing Starting Out in Tic Tac Toe.

The next publication is 25 Feb. Besides the list here, I want you to know that the Yusupov Box Set is meant to be out in the summer – the first one – and Build up your Chess 1 and 3 will be ready in hardback before then. Already available in hardcover is Attacking Manual 1+2 and GM Repertoire 1, as of a week or two back.

Artur Yusupov Boost your Chess 3 25 February
Milos Pavlovic Cutting Edge 2 – Najdorf 6.Be3 25 February
Vladimir Popov Chess Lessons March
GERMAN GM 4 March
Aagaard, Shaw (editors) Experts on the Anti-Sicilian March
Vassilios Kotronias The Grandmaster Battle Manual March/April
Boris Avrukh GM Repertoire 8 – The Grunfeld Defence March/April
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins 1 – 1961-1985 April
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins 2 – 1986 – 2009 April
Aagaard, Shaw (editors) Grandmaster versus Amateur May
Nikos/Aagaard Grandmaster Repertoire 9 – The Tarrasch Defence May
GERMAN GM 5 June
Suba Positional Chess Sacrifices Later
Artur Yusupov Chess Evolution 1 June
Vassilios Kotronias Grandmaster Repertoire 10 – King’s Indian I Later
Vassilios Kotronias Grandmaster Repertoire 11 – The King’s Indian II Later
Martin Weteschnik Chess Tactics from Scratch – UCT 2nd ed. Later
John Shaw The King’s Gambit Later
Boris Alterman Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits Later
GERMAN Alterman 1 Later
GERMAN Alterman 2 Later
Romanovsky Soviet Middlegame Technique Later
David Vigorito Play the Semi-Slav 2 Later
Jacob Aagaard Grandmaster Repertoire 12 – 1.e4 volume one Later
Artur Yusupov Boost your Chess 3 25 February
Milos Pavlovic The Cutting Edge 2 – The Najdorf Sicilian without 6.Bg5 25 February
Vladimir Popov Chess Lessons March
GERMAN GM 4 March
Aagaard, Shaw (editors) Experts on the Anti-Sicilian March
Vassilios Kotronias The Grandmaster Battle Manual March/April
Boris Avrukh GM Repertoire 8 – The Grunfeld Defence March/April
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins 1 – 1961-1985 April
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins 2 – 1986 – 2009 April
Aagaard, Shaw (editors) Grandmaster versus Amateur May
Nikos/Aagaard Grandmaster Repertoire 9 – The Tarrasch Defence May
GERMAN GM 5 June
Suba Positional Chess Sacrifices Later
Artur Yusupov Chess Evolution 1 June
Vassilios Kotronias Grandmaster Repertoire 10 – The King’s Indian Defence Later
Vassilios Kotronias Grandmaster Repertoire 11 – The King’s Indian Defence Later
Martin Weteschnik Chess Tactics from Scratch – UCT 2nd edition Later
John Shaw The King’s Gambit Later
Boris Alterman Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits Later
GERMAN Alterman 1 Later
GERMAN Alterman 2 Later
Romanovsky Soviet Middlegame Technique Later
David Vigorito Play the Semi-Slav 2 Later
Jacob Aagaard Grandmaster Repertoire 12 – 1.e4 volume one Later
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A successful weekend

January 17th, 2011 17 comments

All four editors at Quality Chess were playing this weekend.

Andrew Greet scored 2/2 in the 4NCL and John Shaw likewise in the Danish League. Jacob scored 1.5/2 and Colin mumbled his result and did not answer when asked a second time.

The 4NCL can be found at www.4NCL and the Danish League at http://www.divisionsskak.dk/holdarkiv/div1011/vis_rakke_tabel.asp?find=LIGA

Jacob’s win over IM Karsten Rasmussen bears good news for followers of the Tarrasch Defence:

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c5 3. c4 e6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Be2 Nc6 8. O-O
Bd6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. b3 O-O 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Rc1 Ba7 13. Qd3 Bg4 14. Rfd1 Qe7
15. Na4? Ne4

Also winning was: 15… Nb4 16. Qb1 Bxe3!

16. a3 Nxf2 17.Kxf2 Bxe3+ 18. Kf1 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 Qh4 20. Rc2 Qxh2 21. Ke2 Bd4+

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ChessCafe Book of the Year nominations

January 10th, 2011 26 comments

The ChessCafe website has a very democratic approach to deciding its Book of the Year prize: readers e-mail their votes for their favourite book of 2010. Three Quality Chess books are on the list of nominees – The Attacking Manual 1 and The Attacking Manual 2 by Jacob Aagaard, and Boost Your Chess 1 by Artur Yusupov.

Anyone who wishes to vote for any of the nominated books (even, good grief, one not published by Quality Chess) should e-mail their vote to bookoftheyear@chesscafe.com by January 17. After that the three highest placed books face a second round of voting from January 19 to 31. The winner will be announced on February 2.

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Happy New Year

January 7th, 2011 36 comments

We have been so busy working away that it has taken us until the 7th of January to wish our readers a Happy New Year.

We recently announced two new books:

Experts on the anti-Sicilian will be edited by Jacob and me, and we will also a write a few chapters. Many other authors are also sharing their Sicilian wisdom including GMs Peter Heine Nielsen, Boris Avrukh, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Milos Pavlovic, Christian Bauer and Matthieu Cornette. Only one IM is involved in this project – Andrew Greet, who was allowed in as Scottish Champion.  The topic, of course, is  Sicilian lines except the Open variations. Please note, this is not a repertoire book, but it will offer many new ideas for both sides.

In The Grandmaster Battle Manual Greek GM Vassilios Kotronias shares the lessons he has learned as a highly competitive 2600+ player. We are delighted Vassilios has started writing for Quality Chess as we admire his previous books and know him to be a tremendous analyst.

On the website you can also download our brand new 2011 catalogue which, among other things, gives a complete list of our titles.

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