Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2018 10 comments

Welcome to 2018. May you have the best year of your life!

I do not have a lot of important news to share, so I will go with a bit of trivia.

In December I spent two weeks in India. First off, I taught for five days at the Dibyendu Barua Academy in Kolkata (which Quality Chess sponsors). It was a wonderful time.

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Jacob in India

December 15th, 2017 3 comments

Jacob is on a coaching trip in India, and ChessBase India have published an article by our friend Sagar Shah with many photos, including the one below. You can click on the image to get a bigger view.




Nikos with a quick overview on the Mihail Marin book, Grandmaster Repertoire – Pirc Defence

December 7th, 2017 79 comments

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Looking into 2018

December 7th, 2017 440 comments

First off, I can announce a few publications on the 17th of January. We will finally have Grandmaster Repertoire 2A – The King’s Indian and Grünfeld out. When you have produced as many books as we have, a certain repetitiveness can creep in, but I have to say with this book, I am truly excited. It is really a Class A opening book. The amount of new ideas and the imagination of them is quite impressive. Boris Avrukh is still the king.

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Question from QC Reader

November 22nd, 2017 23 comments

Hi all,

I will continue my tradition of answering questions put in private on the blog, without giving the source of the question to cause no embarrassment. I do this because I know that a lot of people will find the question and answer interesting. Read more…

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Thanks Garry

November 22nd, 2017 1 comment

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The Thinkers on the way

November 14th, 2017 5 comments

David Llada’s beautiful photography book The Thinkers was unfortunately delayed at the printers in Barcelona, but it is ready now. Any remaining websales should be sent out tomorrow. Apologies if you have been waiting impatiently, but David’s work of art is worth the wait.

As I mentioned in a previous blog comment, if you ordered our three new books at the same time, then we posted the first two already, and the third one, The Thinkers, will follow now.

A recurring question from those who have not seen The Thinkers yet is: “Who is in it?” Or more personally: “Am I in it?” Well, I am not photographed in it, but you might be. Below the fold is a list, in alphabetical order of surname, of those who are portrayed in the book. Guess who is first?

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Forward Chess – Special Offer on Grandmaster Preparation series

November 3rd, 2017 4 comments

On Tuesday we will be releasing the sixth and final volume of Jacob’s Grandmaster Preparation series on Forward Chess. So we will make a Special Offer – all 6 books in the series in the Forward Chess editions for $99.95. That is, these 6 Forward Chess books for the price of 5.

To get the details of how to take advantage of this offer, please contact Forward Chess directly at info@forwardchess.com

I would emphasize that emailing Forward Chess is the only way to go, as you cannot click and buy this offer directly as you would normally do to buy a single book.

Or if you prefer paper to electronics, then there is already a Special Offer for the Quality Chess editions of Jacob’s series.

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