Three New Excerpts

On April 24 we will publish three new books in hardcover. Turbo-Charge Your Tactics 1 and Turbo-Charge Your Tactics 2 are of course sister volumes, by GM Oleksiyenko and IM Grabinsky. You can read an excerpt of Turbo 1 here and an excerpt of Turbo 2 here. I was one of the proofreaders, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I can promise they are full of amazing chess. These books will be both good for your chess and fun to read.

The third book on April 24 will be 1000 Chess Problems by Yakov Vladimirov. You can read an excerpt here. I will outsource the verdict on this book to the World Champion of Endgame Studies Composing: “1000 Chess Problems is excellent and the commentary to the solutions has just the right mix of education and entertainment. The book can be opened on any random page and you will be sure to find pure gold from the treasuries of chess compositions.” – Steffen Nielsen 

12 thoughts on “Three New Excerpts”

  1. Hi and happy Springtime to all QC staff

    Never got a reply to a previous request so could I pretty please got some indication on which if your upcoming books will be published on Chessable? Sadly it was too late for Endgame Labyrinths which I already bought in book form when I would have much preferred it in the Chessable format but would like to not make the same mistake.
    It’s the tactics type books such as the two about to be published and the Woodpecker and Vladimiirov problems book where I’d choose the electronic format and probably the Magic Moves book too. The Spassky and Lisitin books I’m quite happy in traditional paper format. Any indication would be good such as not sure or a definite no or yes as I’m holding off buying till I know a little more after getting burned last time.
    Many thanks🙏…think the current Coming Soon section looks strong 😊

    1. Hi John Ross,
      There are a few books that I can say for sure they will not be on Chessable: “Magic Moves” by Konopka, “1000 Chess Problems” by Vladimirov, both Lisitsin books – they will not be on Chessable.

      But I would certainly expect both Woodpecker books to be on Chessable.

      1. John

        Appreciate the reply and thanks for the clay on some of the books. How does it work with the decisions as far as Chessable or not? Is it the author’s choice, your choice or both? Good to know I can buy the Vladimiirov book safe that it won’t be published on Chessable but how about the two Turbo books? I’m holding off buying them until I know? Endgame Labyrinths was published on Chessable 5 months later than the paper copies….only you know when the decision to publish in both formats or not is made and if you’re unable to tell me as it’s a trade secret it would be good to know so I’ll presume that if I don’t get a reply. The info is interesting about the magic moves and woodpecker books but that isn’t being published in a few days time unlike the Turbo books and both books are definitely getting purchased…I just want to choose how I spend my money to support QC and it’s authors.

    1. Hi Arvin,
      We are publishing some opening books, but not as many as we used to. Our focus these days is more on chess improvement.

      And to Stefan on a similar topic: I am not sure we are ready yet to give details about other opening books (other than the 2 anti-1.d4 books by Renier Castellanos). I like to have some idea that a book will certainly exist, and some idea of timing (even if it’s just a year!) before I start announcing it. But I hope we will have another opening book to mention soon.

  2. Hi,

    I would like to ask if you could reveal any information on the opening books that are going to published besided the two repertoire books vs 1.d4.

    Greetings Stefan

  3. Real shame about lack of opening books.

    I think there are many QC could publish that they haven’t done yet. Pity!

  4. I don’t see it as a lack of opening books – probably we will publish 4 opening books in 2024. The two books by Renier Castellanos about meeting 1.d4, with the Nimzo-Indian against 3.Nc3. And 2 other opening books we have not announced yet. 4 opening books in one year would be a lot by traditional Quality Chess standards.

    It’s just we are doing more chess-improvement books.

  5. Hi!

    Looking forward to all of these books. Will they be published on ForwardChess as well or only in book format?

  6. Hello Quality Chess:

    Regarding the Vladimirov book – am I correct in presuming it is NOT a translation of his “1000 Chess Studies” from the below link?….

    https://www.amazon.com/1000-shakhmatnykh-etyudov-Yakov-Vladimirov/dp/5170168411/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&dib_tag=se&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.zaKJDA47stjX1PAhh8mECn3JKsh420r1GvMFgVBd6yzgXIw-kuKVl4NiccWRKLv58WTCXu2Gxcmdq6K9JlA9w7pEsZWZiuTVrY59xrj40Ic.-jbuZ6k5QS-3aef0ffCY4BcvNbnqjJMQRCetVxusq8A&qid=1712608171&sr=8-4

  7. hi Michael,

    It is tough to be sure as that link does not show content from the Russian-language book, but I believe you are correct that the Quality Chess Vladimirov book is different from the one at your link. The link book is of studies while the QC book is problems.

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