Quality Chess now available in Brazil

http://www.clubedexadrezonline.com.br/ has stocked up with some Quality Chess titles. This is good news for those in South America and of course especially Brazil, who are interested in our books.

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    # Grandmaster Preparation – Calculation


    After quick scan of your book I noticed that you, in comparison with “Chess Tactics from Scratch”, added names besides every diagram in exercise sections. To my mind this can be omitted because some people might now the game between players, or they can guess the move according to player’s style. And beside that you duplicate name of the players in the solution section!

    Also in every diagram you have put an arrow who is to move. But when the Black player moves you put black arrow at the bottom of diagram where is White side and pieces. I think you should put Black arrow in the right upper corner of the diagram.

    Thx for care 🙂

  2. Gilchrist is a Legend

    Whilst with the subject of Brasil and South America, are there any plans for QC to have versions of books, such as Grandmaster Repertoire, printed in Spanish and/or Portuguese (also for Spain and Portugal in addition to South America)?

  3. I’m from Portugal and Quality Chess is my favorite chess publisher, i’d love to see the books being sold in some stores here. It would also be nice if the books came out in Portuguese but i do well with english(i think).

  4. Just one thing Jacob, can you tell us some of the lines that John Shaw recommends in the Playing 1.e4 series?

  5. Sorry for bothering again, but i have a doubt. I’m trying to build a 1.d4 repertoire but i’m only rated 1710 Fide, will the Playing 1.d4 series be too advanced for me? Thanks in advance for the feedback and i really appreciate your comprehension for the questions asked here on the blog 🙂

  6. @Battle Manager
    In my opinion it will be highly appropriate; while the Avrukh books would be a struggle for you. Just do not worry about remembering or understanding everything; focus on the main lines (moves in bold) and on understanding the main plans.

  7. A good way to learn an opening (that works!) using a GM Rep book is this:

    Arrange a series of trainging games with friends or on an online server with various time controls. Try to take those games seriously (but don’t bother too much if you aren’t doing well at the start). You should have looked at least once the bold moves from the book. After each game have quick look at the recommended solution in the book, especially if you didn’t feel that your position was good after the opening. Make a database of “memory-markers” that you should revise after an important game. This databse will contain: important variations which you forgot during these training games, middlegame positions you handled wrong (or you did exceptionally well) resulting from the opening you study and various other stuff you think you shouldn’t forget. This database will not be huge and you should’t put an entry in this after each training game. It should contain the “important stuff”.

    This is called “gaining practical experience” and shows a tried and effective way to learn the opening while having fun, to understand the important stuff (not only memorise but develop skill) and also can show if the opening is not for you after all!

    This method doesn’t work for everyone, it hasn’t got the same effectiveness for all openings and in every case but it is for all levels of players and it can be applied in situations when you have little time to learn and opening and also lots of time to learn the opening. More time just gives you more knowledge and more skill.

    Just an idea for the friends of this blog that i have seen working in practice.

  8. @Nikos Ntirlis
    I have recommended students under IM level to make their own little database with only the bolded moves and using the training function in CB to memorise them. Basically I do not believe they need or will be able to remember all the details, while getting all the way around the repertoire fast is more important!

  9. Chess Position Trainer (which is freeware BTW, I hope I don’t get in trouble for naming it) is a good tool if you want to learn the moves well. But remember that the explanations are more important. At U2000 level people will deviate with almost irrational moves that will never be covered by a GM and nor should they be. But anyway, I memorised some variations with CPT and for some reason I can still remember them! In fact I made a draw in rapid with someone 600 points above me because I remembered a 23-move line into a weird endgame.


    # suggestion: GM GUIDE for BLACK – Ruy Lopez CLASSICAL Defence

    Dear my “brother in creation”, creative director Jacob 🙂

    You could launch a new book for Black in Grandmaster Guide series which would cover one of the best line in Ruy for Black without move 3… a6.

    It’s the Classical Defence or Cordel Defence (ECO C64), 3…Bc5, variation which has been played occasionally by former world champion Boris Spassky.

    Known practitioners:

    – Adams
    – Ehlvest
    – Gulko
    – Hector – make or force 🙂 him to claim authorship 🙂
    – Sokolov Ivan
    – Tkachiev

    This defence is covered in Sokolov’s book “The Ruy Lopez Revisited” where he devotes cca 60 pages to it.

    Since we all want higher gun in Ruy for GM Repertoire, namely Open Spanish, I personally think that such book would be very profitable, and most importantly it would be a new milestone in opening literature.

    What do you think Jacob?

  11. @S_Lock
    Unfortunately there are certain books that only make sense if you are paid per page printed and not per copy sold. This peculiar set-up you find with Everyman Chess, which sometimes explain their otherwise inexplainable titles; editors and authors are basically paid per book rather than a part of the proceeds. With us it is opposite, meaning that everyone are more motivated on producing quality.


    Jacob Aagaard :
    @Nikos Ntirlis
    I have recommended students under IM level to make their own little database with only the bolded moves and using the training function in CB to memorise them.

    Well yesterday I entered all 57 main lines in bold moves from “The Open Games for Black” into Chessbase database. Next thing what I shall do will be copying commented games from Mega which follow proposed repertoire.

    That should work 🙂

    I recommend to do this in a seperate database. Go through the annotated games. It will definitely help.

    Another thing is to revisit these lines from time to time. Monthly maybe, and do it as a quiz. If you do not remember them, come back the next week.

  14. Alas Christian Bauer lost his 4 months child during the French Championship (which he wins equal 1st …………… after last round canceled by the federation and others players refused to play the round robin due to circumstances) http://echecs.asso.fr.
    what to say ??

  15. Gilchrist is a Legend

    I am not sure if anyone else does this, but when studying the bold moves with ChessBase, how about using the scoresheet mode with which to study, to pretend as if one would write the moves down in a tournament game, to replicate this situation for practise. This is the “planilla” mode in Spanish, or “formulaire” in French.

    It is just horrible. We sent our condolences the moment we heard about it. When you are a parent you can easily imagine how horrible this must be.

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