Sicilian Warfare & an Elephant – Excerpts

October 20th, 2020 69 comments

Two new books are at the printer, and expected to be published on November 25th.

Sicilian Warfare by Ilya Smirin is a follow-up to the author’s warmly-received King’s Indian Warfare. Brilliant games and world-class insight into 1.e4 c5. You can read an excerpt here.

The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit by Jakob Aabling-Thomsen and Michael Agermose Jensen. Lively, detailed and enthusiastic coverage of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5!?. You can read an excerpt here.

Categories: Publishing Schedule Tags:

Endgames Camp by 365 Chess Academy

October 6th, 2020 3 comments

365 Chess Academy is hosting a three-day camp to celebrate the publication of the 2012 World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand’s two new endgame books; Technical Decision Making in Chess and Decision Making in Major Piece Endings by Quality Chess.

GM Boris Gelfand is returning as a guest lecturer to 365 Chess Academy. He will be joined by some of our regular coaches, such as GM Jacob Aagaard, GM Sam Shankland, GM Julen Arizmendi, and IM Renier Castellanos.

This camp is completely free for 365 subscribers and is offered at a hugely discounted price for non-subscribers; only $49!

We highly recommend that you subscribe at least with a monthly membership ($99), so that you can enjoy all these great chess trainers on a regular basis. Click here to go to the shop.

Schedule (UK timings)

Friday 9 October

17:30 GM Jacob Aagaard – Deep analysis in the Endgame.
19:30 GM Sam Shankland – Low on time? Being Practical in Modern Endgames

Saturday 10 October

17:00 GM Julen Arizmendi – Tricks, traps and tactics in the endgame
19:00 GM Boris Gelfand – Technical Decision Making in Chess
21:00 Simul with GM Sam Shankland

Sunday 11 October

17:00 IM Renier Castellanos – The five rules of opposite coloured bishop endings
19:00 GM Boris Gelfand – Decision Making in Major Piece Endings

Check out the timings of the camp in your local time zone here, using our Google Calendar.

Categories: Publishing Schedule Tags:

Free ‘Book of the Month’ – now & October/November

September 28th, 2020 5 comments

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. This seems like a fine time for a reminder that we will publish three new titles on September 30th.

Please note that if you buy a Special Offer and are in the EU zone, we will add one free book. For example, if a European buys the Special Offer on our award-winning Grandmaster Preparation series, then we would send the 6 hardcovers, plus one free extra book.

The previous default option on the free book was Luther’s Chess Reformation. For the last few days of September and for October and November we will switch the default option to THE SECRET LIFE OF BAD BISHOPS. 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 – WHITE GAMBITS
THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – BLACK GAMBITS VOLUME 1
THE ALTERMAN GAMBIT GUIDE – BLACK GAMBITS VOLUME 2
SAN LUIS 2005

Categories: Publishing Schedule Tags:

Gelfand excerpts

August 28th, 2020 32 comments

On September 30 we will publish the next two volumes in Boris Gelfand’s celebrated Decision Making series. They are Technical Decision Making in Chess and Decision Making in Major Piece Endings. Excerpts of both books are now available – there is the Technical excerpt and the Major Piece excerpt.

On the same date, we will also publish Negi’s 1.e4 vs Minor Defences and you can also see its excerpt.

Categories: Publishing Schedule Tags:

Online class on Playing the Petroff

August 27th, 2020 7 comments

GM Swapnil Dhopade will be joining 365 Chess Academy for a lecture based on his book, Playing the Petroff, published in July.

The session will take place on Monday the 31st of August, 14:30 UK time.

For those of you interested in attending, we have made arrangements for a few free spots. You will need a Zoom account to attend the class.

All you have to do is send a message to 365ChessAcademy (a) gmail.com, or use the template on the website or send a message on their Facebook page.

Categories: Publishing Schedule Tags:

1.e4 vs Minor Defences by Negi – Excerpt

August 18th, 2020 68 comments

The fifth volume in Parimarjan Negi’s superb 1.e4 series will be published on September 30th1.e4 vs Minor Defences You can try a brief taste of Negi’s new work with the excerpt. As the title suggests, Negi deals with the Alekhine, Scandinavian, Pirc and Modern Defences, plus various lesser options.

September 30th is also the day when we publish Boris Gelfand’s next two books – Technical Decision Making in Chess and Decision Making in Major Piece Endings. Excerpts of those two books are just a few days away.

Categories: Publishing Schedule Tags:

New Cover: Boris Gelfand – Decision making in Major Piece Endings

August 12th, 2020 13 comments

Boris feels strongly that this cover reflects the spirit of the book better, so we followed his intuition.

The previous copperish colors didn’t work, so I went with silver, to make sure the face is the focal point of the whole cover and not just of the great photo that Maria Emelianova took.

Categories: Publishing Schedule Tags:

Changes in shipping fees and a new Special Offer

August 6th, 2020 5 comments

Dear customers,

I do not know how many of you have noticed, but we had some small changes in shipping fees.

For more than ten years we have kept the prices in shipping fees steady, despite the increases.

In the past 3-4 months, Royal Mail in the UK and US Post Office have significantly raised their prices, courier services as well, flights are still not resumed in many places in the world. We apologize, but we need to charge a bit extra for shipping.

It’s not just an increase in the price though, it comes with improving the service; we are shipping more and more parcels with courier services so, in many cases, we can now provide tracking numbers and the books will get to you much faster. Applying flat international shipping saves your and our time with back and forth emails for postage enquires, leaving time to process the orders faster. We have also unified the charges for all European countries.
Here, you can see the new shipping fees.

Number of BooksShipping to Europe Free EU* book?Shipping rest of the world
1 book

€ 7no€ 10
2 books
€ 10no€ 20
3 books
€ 10yes€ 30
4 books
€ 10yes€ 40
5 books
€ 10yes€ 40
6 books€ 10yes, 2€ 40
Special OffersDiscounted PriceShipping to Europe Free EU* book?Shipping rest of the world
Grandmaster Preparation series in Hardcover€ 149.99€ 10yes, 1€ 40
Yusupov Complete Series in Hardcover € 224.95€ 10yes, 1€ 50
Classics€ 89.99€ 10yes, 1€ 40
Tibor Karoly collection in Hardcover€ 124.99€ 10A free book is already included
€ 40

We also increased the number of special offers by one. The new Tibor Karoly Hardcover Collection. 4 books for the price of 6 and only €10 postage for Europe!

The Tibor Karoly Hardcover Collection includes 6 books for the price of 4:

Mikhail Tal’s Best Games 1 – The Magic of Youth (HB)

Mikhail Tal’s Best Games 2 – The World Champion (HB)

Mikhail Tal’s Best Games 3 – The Invincible (HB)

Karpov’s Strategic Wins 1 – The Making of a Champion (HB)

Karpov’s Strategic Wins 2 – The Prime Years (HB)

Genius in the Background (paperback)

Categories: Publishing Schedule Tags: