Gelfand excerpts

August 28th, 2020 28 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.

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Online class on Playing the Petroff

August 27th, 2020 4 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), or use the template on the website or send a message on their Facebook page.

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1.e4 vs Minor Defences by Negi – Excerpt

August 18th, 2020 46 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.

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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.

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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)

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Coffeehouse Repertoire 1.e4 by Gawain Jones

August 4th, 2020 38 comments

Hello again, with another debate for a new book cover!

Did you know that Gawain was working on these books? Well, now you do 🙂

After our previous debate for Sam Shankland’s Small Steps 2 Success, once again we ask for your input for this cover. We are settled on the color scheme and on the cover for volume 2, as you can see on the top left corner. Which one would you prefer for volume one? And which one you definitely don’t want to see on the cover?

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The Italian Renaissance – Published August 26 – Excerpts now

July 30th, 2020 21 comments

Both volumes of The Italian Renaissance by Martyn Kravtsiv – Move Orders, Tricks & Alternatives and The Main Lines –will be published on August 26.

Volume I covers the Bishop’s Opening (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4) and the Petroff Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6). An excerpt is here.

Volume II covers the Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4). An excerpt is here.

Taken together, these books show how White can challenge 1.e4 e5 with lots of creative new Italian ideas. I edited these books, so I know how much amazing chess they contain – plenty of Ukrainian GM human cleverness, not just deep computer analysis.

I hope you like them when you see them, with the two excerpts now just a brief taster.

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Cover: Boris Gelfand – Decision making in Major Piece Endings

We know we just published some amazing books, but the work never stops here in Quality Chess. Of course, I am not an editor. My contribution is different and I do love the process of creating covers for these amazing books. Special thanks to©️ChessBase India/Amruta Mokal for the photo.

If everything goes according to plan, in September you will be able to get both the two new Gelfand books. For those of you that this is the first time hearing about these books, click here for the Decision making in Major Piece Endings and here for the Technical Decision Making in Chess.