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Everything is back in stock - New Quality Chess Books have arrived!

by Sagar Shah - 10/10/2018

The Quality Chess books have been received by great enthusiasm by chess lovers all over India. When the books arrived in the ChessBase India office towards the end of March, we quickly ran out of stock of the most popular titles within a few days. We did not anticipate this, so the next order took some time to come to India, but now it's here! Over 3,000 high "quality" chess books have arrived in Mumbai. Right from Shankland's small steps to giant improvement to Tikannen's Woodpecker Method to Jan Markos' under the surface we have all the books! And this time we also have hardbacks. Check out the latest books in this article and get them to your address in India without any shipping cost! 

87 Quality Chess titles for you to enjoy and learn from!

Quality Chess India began on 24th of March 2018

The aim of Quality Chess India was to bring high quality chess books to our country. We started off with 55 handpicked Quality Chess titles and the response that we received was fantastic. Within a few months most of the titles were out of stock. Of course, we were not prepared for the same and the next order that arrived from the Quality Chess warehouse in Europe took quite some time! But finally the books are here! Over 3,000 of them! Not only have we refilled the stock of old books, but we have some new ones that would be of great interest to players of all levels.

Some of the latest and best Quality Chess Books are here! 

To get some of the best books in India has not been an easy task, but we are happy that the books are finally here

There are some books that we are very excited about:

The Woodpecker method by Axel Smith and Hans Tikkanen

Hans Tikkanen was struggling in the rating zone of 2400-2450 for quite some time. He decided to improve his chess with the woodpecker method! What exactly is the woodpecker method? Well, you solve a lot of tactics right from really easy ones to very tough ones and then you repeat and then you repeat once again. You do it until the point that these patterns are imprinted in your mind in such a way that you can find such ideas easily in your game. With the Woodpecker method, Hans Tikkanen not only managed to become a GM, but he went on to break the 2600 barrier!

The contents of Woodpecker method

Samuel Shankland's book Small steps to Giant Improvement is surely one that will help your understanding of the game

Sam Shankland worked pretty hard on this book and it definitely seems that it helped him become a stronger chess player. His live rating is currently 2726. Here's an example where Sam was able to put into practice what he wrote in the book:

Rauf Mamedov vs Sam ShanklandBatumi Olympiad 2018

It was Black's move here and Sam took the bishop on b3. Rauf recaptured on b3 with his pawn which looks like a pretty normal move. But Sam explains, "This is a mistake because when you have doubled pawns the pawn that is in front should be defended with another pawn, or else it becomes a weakness. Here the pawn on b3 cannot move forward because of the pawn on a5 and hence it becomes a weakness in the long run." All of this looks extremely logical once you read about it. But if you do not know this then taking on b3 is not an easy decision. The book is filled with such tips that will help you to make complex decisions easily.

Hear what Shankland has to say about his book !

Under the surface by Jan Markos is an amazing book where Markos goes deep into how grandmasters think.

I read this book on my way from Mumbai to Krakow with the blind team and I must say that the insights provided by Jan Markos are excellent. He puts into words many of the subjects which have been neglected by chess literature.

A glance at the chapters and you know that this is not your "normal" chess book!

Judit Polgar has a series of three books. The first book is about how she became a GM and broke Bobby Fischer's record. In the second book Judit Polgar talks about how she became a top 10 player. And the last book is about her life as a top 10 player. Currently we have parts 1 and 2 in stock! 

You can write Polgar in the search bar of the ChessBase India shop and you will get the appriopriate results! The search bar is extremely powerful and just a word can help you find the book you are looking for.

Check out 31 new and latest titles in the ChessBase India shop

These 31 are the new titles in the shop. We also have the additional 55 titles which have replenished and now back in stock. Some of the best books that you definitely must lay your hands on if you haven't already are Jacob Aagaard's grandmaster preparation series and Arthur Yusupov's ten book series to boost your chess! The Boris Gelfand books have been in great demand and we have both (Positional decision making and dynamic decision making) back in stock!

Check out all the 87 titles of Quality Chess books in the ChessBase India shop

When you check in book in the shop, you can download the PDF excerpt which tells you the content and also gives you a few pages so that you can understand the author's style of writing.


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New paperbacks:

These books are in paperback and will be delivered to your doorsteps for Rs.999/- with no additional delivery charges.

Genius in the Background by Tibor Karolyi999
Grandmaster Battle Mannual by Vasilios Kotronias999
GM Repertoire 3 - English vol. one by Mihail Marin999
GM Repertoire 4 - English vol. two by Mihail Marin999
GM Repertoire 5 - English vol. three by Mihail Marin999
GM Repertoire 7 - The Caro-Kann by Lars Schandorff999
GM Repertoire 13 - Open Spanish by Victor Mikhalevski999
GM Repertoire 14 - French Defence vol.1 by Emanuel Berg999
GM Repertoire 15 - French Defence vol.2 by Emanuel Berg999
GM Repertoire 16 - French Defence vol.Three by Emanuel Berg999
Karpov's Strategic Wins 1 by Tibor Karolyi999
Karpov's Strategic Wins 2 by Tibor Karolyi999
Mating the Castled King by Daniel Gormally999
Mayhem in the Morra by Marc Esserman999
Mikhail Tal's Best Games 1 - Magic of Youth by Tibor Karolyi999
Mikhail Tal's Best Games 3 - The Invincible by Tibor Karolyi999
Playing 1.e4 - Caro-Kann, 1…e5 & Minor Lines by John Shaw999
Playing 1.e4 French Defence & Sicilian Sidelines by John Shaw999
Playing 1.e4 Sicillian Main Lines by John Shaw999
Positional Chess Sacrifices by Mihai Suba999
San Luis 2005 by Alik Gershon and Igor Nor999
Soviet Chess Primer by Ilya Maĭzelis999
Soviet Chess Strategy by Alexey Suetin999
Tactimania by Glenn Flear999
Under the Surface999



These are hardbacks and will be delivered to your place for Rs.1499/- without any additional delivery charges. Hardbacks are good to keep for long term purposes.

Grandmaster Opening Preparation by Jaan Ehlvest1499
How I Beat Fischer's Record by Judit Polgar1499
JP2 From GM to Top Ten by Judit Polgar1499
Learn from the Legends 3rd Ed by Mihail Marin1499
Small Steps to Giant Improvement by Sam Shankland1499
Woodpecker Method by Hans Tikkanen1499

56 titles which have been replenished:

Attacking Manual 1 second edition by Jacob Aagaard999
Attacking Manual 2 by Jacob Aagaard999
Boost Your Chess 1: The Fundamentals by Artur Yusupov999
Boost your Chess 2 - Beyond the Basics by Artur Yusupov999
Boost your Chess 3 - Mastery by Artur Yusupov999
Build up your Chess 1 - Artur Yusupov999
Build up your Chess 2 by Artur Yusupov999
Build up your Chess 3 by Artur Yusupov999
Chess Evolution 1 by Artur Yusupov999
Chess Evolution 2 by Artur Yusupov999
Chess Evolution 3 - Mastery by Artur Yusupov999
Chess Praxis by Aron Nimzowitsch999
Chess Structures - A Grandmaster Guide by Mauricio Flores Rios999
Chess Tactics from Scratch by Martin Weteschnik999
Dynamic Decision Making in Chess by Boris Gelfand999
e3 Poison by Axel Smith999
Grandmaster Preparation - Attack and Defence by Jacob Aagaard999
Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation by Jacob Aagaard999
Grandmaster Preparation - Endgame Play by Jacob Aagaard999
Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play by Jacob Aagaard999
Grandmaster Preparation - Strategic Play by Jacob Aagaard999
Grandmaster Preparation - Thinking Inside the Box by Jacob Aagaard999
Grandmaster Repertoire 10 - The Tarrasch Defence by Nikolaos Ntirlis and Jacob Aagaard999
Grandmaster Repertoire 17 - The Classical Slav by Boris Avrukh999
Grandmaster Repertoire 19 - Beating Minor Openings by Victor Mikhalevski999
Grandmaster Repertoire 1A - The Catalan by Boris Avrukh999
Grandmaster Repertoire 1B - The Queen's Gambit by Boris Avrukh999
Grandmaster Repertoire - 1.e4 vs The French, Caro-Kann and Philidor by Parimarjan Negi999
Grandmaster Repertoire - 1.e4 vs The Sicilian I by Parimarjan Negi999
Grandmaster Repertoire - 1.e4 vs The Sicilian II by Parimarjan Negi999
Grandmaster Repertoire - 1.e4 vs The Sicilian III by Parimarjan Negi999
Grandmaster Repertoire 20 - The Semi-Slav by Lars Schandorff999
Grandmaster Repertoire 2A - King's Indian and Grunfeld by Boris Avrukh999
Grandmaster Repertoire 6A - Beating the Anti-Sicilians by Vassilios Kotronias999
Key Concepts of Gambit Play by Yuri Razuvaev999
King's Indian Warfare by Ilya Smirin999
Luther's Chess Reformation by Thomas Luther999
My System by Aron Nimzowitsch999
Playing 1.d4 d5 - A Classical Repertoire by Nikolaos Ntirlis999
Playing 1.e4 e5 - A Classical Repertoire by Nikolaos Ntirlis999
Playing the French by Jacob Aagaard and Nikolaos Ntirlis999
Playing the Ragozin by Richard Pert999
Playing the Trompowsky by Richard Pert999
Positional Decision Making in Chess by Boris Gelfand999
Practical Chess Defence by Jacob Aagaard999
Pump Up Your Rating by Axel Smith999
Python Strategy by Tigran Petrosian999
Questions of Modern Chess Theory by Isaac Lipnitsky999
randmaster Repertoire 18 - The Sicilian Sveshnikov by Vassilios Kotronias999
Revision and Exam 1 by Artur Yusupov999
Sharp Endgames by Esben Lund999
The Dragon Volume One by Gawain Jones999
The Dragon Volume Two by Gawain Jones999
The Modern Tiger by Tiger Hillarp Persson999
The Nimzo-Indian Defence by Michael Roiz999
The Pirc Defence by Mihail Marin999

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