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Boris Avrukh update

March 28th, 2011 47 comments

We are estimating that Grandmaster Repertoire 8 – The Grunfeld Defence by Boris Avrukh will be available at the 3rd of June. Those who are eager to take up the Grunfeld before then, are recommended to look out for Delchev’s book for Chess Stars, which should be available in 2-3 weeks. We expect to have Vassilios Kotronias beautiful middlegame book The Grandmaster Battle Manual ready for the 3rd as well.

As something new, we will try to get the excerpts to you a bit early, even though they will not have a reliable contents page at this early stage.

On top of this we have made an agreement with Boris that he will work on a GM Repertoire book on 1.d4 deviations. This means a repertoire for Black after 1.d4 not followed by c2-c4 – be it for Grunfeld/KID players, Nimzo or Queen’s Gambit players. We hope to be able to include this book in our production for the end of the year, or early 2012.

Now I am off to send off the contract.

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Experts on the Anti-Sicilians publication date confirmed

March 22nd, 2011 46 comments

With all 440 pages uploaded, we have managed to get a publication date from the printer confirmed, as well as to speculate about the upcoming publication dates. The following titles might not be all the titles we will publish in 2011, but we hope to publish them all in 2011. If that makes any sense.

 

Vladimir Popov Chess Lessons 8 April
GERMAN EDITION GM 4 8 April
Aagaard & Shaw Experts on the Anti-Sicilian 8 April
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins 1 – 1961-1985 6 May
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins 2 – 1986 – 2009 6 May
Vassilios Kotronias The Grandmaster Battle Manual May/june
Boris Avrukh GM Repertoire 8 – The Grunfeld Defence May/june
Glenn Flear Tactimania May/June
Artur Yusupov Chess Evolution 1 June/July
Nikos/Aagaard Grandmaster Repertoire 9 – The Tarrasch Defence June/July
GERMAN GM 5 June/July
Aagaard & Shaw Grandmaster versus Amateur LATER
Martin Weteschnik Chess Tactics from Scratch – UCT 2nd edition LATER
Lev Psakhis Advanced Chess Tactics LATER
John Shaw The King’s Gambit LATER
Suba Positional Chess Sacrifices LATER
Boris Alterman Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits LATER
GERMAN Alterman 1 LATER
GERMAN Alterman 2 LATER
Vassilios Kotronias GM 10 – The King’s Indian Defence LATER
Vassilios Kotronias GM 11 – The King’s Indian Defence LATER
Jacob Aagaard GM – French, Caro-Kann & Philidor LATER
Romanovsky Soviet Middlegame Technique LATER
Vladimir Popov Chess Lessons 8 April
GERMAN EDITION GM 4 8 April
Aagaard & Shaw Experts on the Anti-Sicilian 8 April
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins 1 – 1961-1985 6 May
Tibor Karolyi Karpov’s Strategic Wins 2 – 1986 – 2009 6 May
Vassilios Kotronias The Grandmaster Battle Manual May/june
Boris Avrukh GM Repertoire 8 – The Grunfeld Defence May/june
Glenn Flear Tactimania May/June
Artur Yusupov Chess Evolution 1 June/July
Nikos/Aagaard Grandmaster Repertoire 9 – The Tarrasch Defence June/July
GERMAN GM 5 June/July
Aagaard & Shaw Grandmaster versus Amateur LATER
Martin Weteschnik Chess Tactics from Scratch – UCT 2nd edition LATER
Lev Psakhis Advanced Chess Tactics LATER
John Shaw The King’s Gambit LATER
Suba Positional Chess Sacrifices LATER
Boris Alterman Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits LATER
GERMAN Alterman 1 LATER
GERMAN Alterman 2 LATER
Vassilios Kotronias Grandmaster Repertoire 10 – The King’s Indian Defence LATER
Vassilios Kotronias Grandmaster Repertoire 11 – The King’s Indian Defence LATER
Jacob Aagaard Grandmaster Repertoire 1 – French, Caro-Kann & Philidor LATER
Romanovsky Soviet Middlegame Technique LATER
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Experts on the Anti-Sicilian – the final slug

March 18th, 2011 17 comments

Sending a book of to the printer happens on a Friday night one time in three. Outside it is getting dark and dangerous, while we proofread the 440 pages a final time – undoubtedly missing something important. At the end of all books, we hate them. Or rather, we just want to go home…

It seems the book will be out on the 12th April in some countries, and a few days later in others. We will start sending websales on the 11th.

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Terrorist plot against Quality Chess

March 18th, 2011 2 comments

In these times where Saif Gaddafi claims to have paid for half of Sarkozy’s election campaign, where the Danish Minister of Defence says she had not considered that, when asked what would happen if Lybia would retaliate against Danish ships in the Mediterranean once in war, also Quality Chess has suffered hostility against our brand. This afternoon, we found the following evil note on our door:

We are outraged! We assure our readers that this is absolutely untrue! Our draughts are at least decent…

John says I have to go back to Experts on the Anti-Sicilian now :-(. Seems it should be available to ship to shops on the 8th together with Chess Lessons

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Avrukh wins ChessPublishing Book of the Year prize

March 7th, 2011 2 comments

 

After a tough fight, Boris Avrukh’s Grandmaster Repertoire 2 won the public vote for the ChessPublishing Book of the Year prize. Congratulations to Boris and thanks to all those who voted.

Last year the first volume of Mihail Marin’s 1.c4 GM Repertoire won this prize, so ChessPublishing regulars clearly have excellent taste. Next year we shall attempt to three-peat.

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