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Interim update

Just back from holiday in Legoland/Copenhagen. Time to write, write, write. So much to say, so bloody mute!

OK, regarding the publishing schedule. Sometimes things slide. Why? Can be a lot of things. A chapter having to be completely rewritten by the author? The chess being proved wrong in the book at a very late stage? An editor making poor choices? The author making poor choices and the editor deciding to leave them, then deciding to do the right thing and (re)fix them?

Many things like this happen.

We have one publication date to announce: Judit Polgar’s A GAME OF QUEENS will be out on the 5th of November. At the end of November, we will publish THE MODERN TIGER by Tiger Hillarp Persson, and Maizelis’ THE SOVIET CHESS PRIMER in our series of classics, as well as Mauricio Flores Rios’ CHESS STRUCTURES – A GRANDMASTER GUIDE. OK, maybe early December; the printer will decide and there is always a competition with Finnish and Swedish Christmas catalogues!

Finally, we are working hard on POSITIONAL DECISION MAKING IN CHESS by Boris Gelfand. He needs to return from three events before we can finish it. We are also working on the double volume on the MAR DEL PLATA variation by Vassilios Kotronias, Negi’s 2nd volume in his 1.e4 series and of course the never-ending struggle to get a full book out of John… We hope to have some of these out in January.

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  1. SlavoF
    October 20th, 2014 at 18:19 | #1

    Hi Jacob!

    What’s about Grandmaster Repertoire 16 – The French Defence 3? Christmas? Spring?

    — s.

  2. Julian
    October 20th, 2014 at 19:10 | #2

    Chess Structures, very happy to read that! 🙂

    Good luck QC!

  3. Ray
    October 20th, 2014 at 19:54 | #3

    Great line-up again – will be an expensive Christmas as usual 🙂

  4. Jacob Aagaard
    October 20th, 2014 at 21:42 | #4

    I hope it will not be too long. I know Emanuel is almost finished. Andrew needs a few weeks to finish the 2nd Negi book and then he can get to the French. Maybe January!? It feels a bit optimistic, but I always err in that direction (on principle!?)…

  5. AndyMorr
    October 20th, 2014 at 22:51 | #5

    Hello Jacob. Can you say anything about schandorffs semi-slav book? Date, content?

    • Jacob Aagaard
      October 21st, 2014 at 00:10 | #6

      In general we do not debate the content to before publication to great extent, as it easily because a loss of time. I hope we will have it out in February, but we have not received the Meran sections from Lars yet, so there are no guarantees there.

      The main thing I want to say is that he starts with White 5th moves and that he has two options against 5.Bg5.

  6. Ed
    October 21st, 2014 at 08:23 | #7

    Most probably the 2 options are Moscow and Botnivik variations against 5.Bg5

  7. Thomas
    October 21st, 2014 at 08:52 | #8

    No GM16 for X-mas? Sneeeeef…

  8. October 21st, 2014 at 11:26 | #9

    At least I know what I want for Christmas. Chess Structures by Flores Rios. Gelfand with my book tokens maybe.

  9. Paul
    October 21st, 2014 at 17:37 | #10

    Is it the intention to publish the Chess Structures book in hardback? Looking forward to it a lot.

  10. Jacob Aagaard
    October 21st, 2014 at 20:54 | #11


  11. Thomas
    November 13th, 2014 at 09:44 | #12

    Any update on what to wish for christmas?

  12. Jacob Aagaard
    November 13th, 2014 at 14:03 | #13

    Tiger and Judit are the last books out before Christmas I think!? Also The Soviet Chess Primer, which starts with teaching the moves and then moves on to quite complex things.

  13. Thomas
    November 13th, 2014 at 14:32 | #14

    Ok, I was asking because of some reseller announcements stills quoting December for some QC books. It seems you changed your announcements today.
    So for now it’s the tiger and the lioness, and much other good stuff early in the new year.

  14. Sunday
    November 14th, 2014 at 01:35 | #15

    Jacob – could you provide some info about the upcoming book CHESS STRUCTURES – A GRANDMASTER GUIDE.

    When can we see a preview.

  15. Gilchrist is a Legend
    November 14th, 2014 at 04:43 | #16

    I see a little update on the sales page: it now says 10 December for Tiger’s book. I shall place my order right now.

  16. John Shaw
    November 14th, 2014 at 11:34 | #17

    Sunday :
    Jacob – could you provide some info about the upcoming book CHESS STRUCTURES – A GRANDMASTER GUIDE.
    When can we see a preview.

    A preview is probably two or three weeks away. In the following video from the Tromso Olympiad, Mauricio Flores Rios talks about his book, among other things.

  17. Paul
    November 16th, 2014 at 14:38 | #18

    Did the Chess Structures book drop out of the late Nov/early Dec release batch? It is not on your web sales page yet and don’t see any update on the blog. Thanks.

  18. Jacob Aagaard
    November 16th, 2014 at 18:35 | #19

    It should be out in January.

  19. November 18th, 2014 at 18:47 | #20

    Jacob Aagaard :
    It should be out in January.

    Darn. Going to have to think of something else for Christmas. This is the book I’m looking forward to the most bar none.

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