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Quality Chess Blog by Jacob Aagaard - 5d ago
GM Rausis has been declared caught by FIDE’s anti-cheating commission. Essentially with a phone in the toilets. It is my understanding that there is a clear admission of guilt. (read more on Chess24). His six year rise to 2685 thus comes to a halt. Apparently you cannot go from no. 500 in the World to […]
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Our friend Sagar Shah has an interesting story on ChessBase India about how a young Indian player is using our Yusupov series to start his chess-playing career. I don’t want to give too many spoilers as it’s better to read the original story, which you can find here
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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. Please note that if you buy a Special Offer and are […]
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We have sent to the printer Opening Simulator – King’s Indian Defence by Esben Lund and Andreas Skytte Hagen. You can read an excerpt here. We are predicting a publication date of the end of July or the first week of August – printing time can vary. This is a new style of book for […]
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We have been keeping our heads down, trying to finish books. And the results are on the way. I will say more tomorrow, but for today we have an excerpt of The Nemesis – Geller’s Greatest Games. This is a big book – 480 pages. And it’s the first time all Efim Geller’s annotations of […]
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Boris Avrukh was recently interviewed by Chess Life writer John Hartmann. A webpage about the interview is here, while the direct Youtube link is here. Topic discussed include Dynamic Systems – Grandmaster Repertoire 2B, and Boris’s other books, which engine Boris uses, and his plans for the future. Thanks to John Hartmann for letting me […]
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We have updated our excerpt to The Sicilian Taimanov. It now includes an Abridged Variation Index to give a clearer idea of the content. If you have downloaded the excerpt before, you may have to refresh your browser to see the new one. And when will this book be published? Our printer is on holiday […]
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We have put up an excerpt of The Sicilian Taimanov by Antonios Pavlidis. A lot of effort has gone into this book, so I hope you like the look of it. First thing next week we will add an abridged version of the Variation Index to this excerpt. We are still working on that, but […]
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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. Please note that if you buy a Special Offer and are […]
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About a year ago, I visited Jacob in lovely Glasgow and we made together a series of videos (5 of them) where he explained briefly his theory on the “Four Types of Decisions” we make in Chess. In this article, I’d like to talk about Type of Decision #1: Automatic Decisions and how I realized, […]
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