Quality Chess is in need of an assistant editor to work full time with our team in the centre of Glasgow. The job will mainly be editing of chess books, but other publishing-related tasks will be part of the job. It is important to note that the main part of the job is […]
Rowson – Bisby, Birmingham 2013 White to play Take the time you need to solve it. Write down what you want to play and why (don’t write a novel on a stamp, but find a solid reason, be it a move or otherwise). “The enemy of a good plan is the dream of
Congratulations to Axel Smith! Pump up your Rating is the 2013 ChessCafe Book of the Year. From the moment I read the first draft of the first chapter, I had high hopes for this book and I am delighted other readers are just as enthusiastic. As the book’s publishers we are of course biased, but
Chess is commonly seen as a science by many of those who practise it. Our way of talking about a position as “winning” rather than “much better” is just one sign of this. And obviously chess does contain a lot of scientific traits. Both opening and endgame work uses skills you would expect a
Once again all four of us went to Hinckley Island to play two games of chess in the Four Nations Chess League. Colin plays for White Rose, while Andrew manages the superb Wood Green 1 & 2, employing John and me. A selection of our annotated games are in this pgn link. On the
There are a number of different awards in chess, ECF, ACP, Boleslavsky and the Guardian are all decided by a group of selected people (though the ACP group is rather big!). The ChessCafe.com award is special as it is open for anyone to vote for. This year Quality Chess has two candidates on the three
During the London Chess Classic I was blessed by the occasional company of one of my favourite people in the whole world, my former student Sabino Brunello. Sabino had gone to London with the hope of qualifying for the Super-16, but as things turned out, even the magical 4/4 would not have been enough.