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100+ new book titles of Gambit, New in Chess and Thinkers are now available in India

by Sagar Shah - 30/08/2019

Quality Chess India was launched on 24th of March 2018 with the aim of bringing world class chess literature to India at affordable prices. We made a humble beginning by introducing 55 Quality Chess book titles in the shop. This number slowly started to increase as we entered the year 2019. Now we have take a giant step in the direction of introducing the best chess books by getting over 100+ titles and in all 5000+ books from well known publishers like Gambit, New in Chess and Thinkers. All the books of Quality Chess that were out of stock have also been refilled. The books are priced nearly 50% less as compared to what is available internationally. Have a look at this article and get to know about the new books.

ChessBase India's sole aim has been to power chess in India. And getting high quality literature is something that we have always wanted to do. Last year in 2018 we began with Quality Chess India and brought 55 Quality Chess titles at discounted prices for the people of Indian subcontinent. Since then we have included two of Jeremy Silman's books, Chess course by Praful Zaveri, six books by Mark Dvoretsky and expanded the Quality Chess books by adding 30 more titles. Mind you all of these books are specially discounted for people living in the Indian subcontinent by nearly 50%.


On 28th of August 2019, we have now expanded our repertoire by over 100 titles. While we began with Quality Chess, the dream was to have all the books from different publishers under one roof. And we have taken a giant step in this direction as books from Gambit, Thinkers and New in Chess have now reached India. We took a couple of days to organize the books and list them on our online shop and we are now shipping! All the earlier books which were out of stock have also now been refilled!

The truck with Elo boosters

At first sight you feel that there are not many boxes

It's only when the boxes are unloaded that you find the magnitude

Here is the list of all the new books that have arrived and listed in the ChessBase India shop:

New Quality Chess titles

Apart from restocking the books that have been out of stock since quite a few days, we now have the following new titles from Quality Chess 

Grandmaster vs Amateur edited by Jacob Aagaard and John Shaw1049
Play the Scandinavian by Christian Bauer1049
The Science of Strategy by Alexander Kotov1049
The Sicilian Taimanov by Antonios Pavlidis1049
Soviet Middlegame Technique by Peter Romanovsky1049
GM Repertoire 2B - Dynamic Systems by Boris Avrukh1049
Chess Behind Bars (hardcover) by Carl Portman1499
The Thinkers (Hardcover) by David Llada1999
Vladimir Kramnik - The Inside Story of a Chess Genius (hardcover) by Carsten Hensel1499
Practical Chess Beauty (hardcover) by Yochanan Afek1499


Gambit Publication

Applying logic in chess by Erik Kislik1049
Chess for life by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan1049
Chess strategy in action by John Watson1049
Elements of chess strategy by Alexei Kosikov1049
Extreme chess tactics by Yochanan Afek1049
Fundamental Checkmates by Antonio Gude1049
Fundamental Chess Endings by Karsten Mueller and Frank Lamprecht1049
Fundamental Chess Tactics by Antonio Gude1049
Grandmaster chess move by move by John Nunn1049
Improve your chess - by Learning from the Champions by Lars Bo Hansen1049
Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces - New Enlarged Edition by Igor Stohl1049
John Nunn's Chess Puzzle book - New enlarged edition by John Nunn1049
Learn Chess Tactics by John Nunn1049
Mastering the chess openings Vol.1 by John Watson1049
Mastering the chess openings Vol.2 by John Watson1049
Mastering the chess openings Vol.3 by John Watson1049
Mastering the chess openings Vol.4 by John Watson1049
Mastering the chess openings volume 1-4 by John Watson Combo3776
Nunn's chess endings Vol.1 by John Nunn1049
Nunn's chess endings Vol.2 by John Nunn1049
Understanding chess endgames by John Nunn1049
Understanding chess middlegames by John Nunn1049
Understanding chess move by move by John Nunn1049
Books by John Nunn - 8 books combo 7499
Understanding rook endgames by Karsten Mueller and Yakov Konoval1049


Thinker's Publishing

The Modernized Colle - Zukertort Attack by GM Milos Pavlovic1049
Say No to Chess Principles by GM Evgeny Bareev1049
Coaching the Chess Stars by GM Vladimir Tukmakov1049
Gata Kamsky - Chess Gamer, Volume 1: The Awakening 1989-1996 by Gata Kamsky1049
Learn from Michal Krasenkow by Michal Krasenkow1049
My Magic Years with Topalov by Romain Edouard1049
Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess, Volume 1: Rare Ideas for Black by Alexander Ipatov1049
The Chigorin Bible: A Classic Defence to the Ruy Lopez by Ivan Sokolov and Ivan Salgado Lopez1049
The Modernized Reti - Extended New Edition: A Complete Repertoire for White by GM Adrien Demuth1049
The Hyper Accelerated Dragon- Extended Second Edition: A Full Repertoire for Black by IM Raja Panjwani1049
Together with the Candidates: From Budapest 1950 until Berlin 2018 - Elite games, Tests and History by GM Alexey Kuzmin 1049
Together with Morozevich: Calculation Training Tools and Practical Decision Making by Alexey Kuzmin1049
Understanding before Moving : Part 1: Ruy Lopez and Italian Structures by Herman Grooten1049
Understanding before Moving : Part 2: Queen's Gambit Structures by Herman Grooten1049
Gambit Killer by Ivan Salgado Lopez1049
Improve Your Practical Play in the Middlegame by Alexey Dreev1049
Candidate Moves: A Grandmaster's Method by Christian Bauer1049
Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player: Volume 1 by Robert Ris1049
Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player: Volume 2 by Robert Ris1049
The Correct Exchange in the Endgame - Extended New Edition: When to Exchange, When to be Patient by Eduardas Rozentalis1049
Chess Calculation Training: Volume 1: Middlegames by Romain Edouard1049
Chess Calculation Training: Volume 2: Endgames by Romain Edouard1049
Chess Calculation Training 3: Legendary Games by Romain Edouard1049
TP Chess Puzzle Book: 2016 by Georgios Souleidis and Dirk Sebastian1049
Grandmaster Insides: The Inner World of Maxim Dlugy by Maxim Dlugy1049
Chess Middlegame Strategies: Volume 1 by Ivan Sokolov1049
Chess Middlegame Strategies Volume 2: Opening meets Middlegame by Ivan Sokolov1049
Ivan's Chess Journey: Games and Stories by Ivan Sokolov1049
The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes Vol. 1: Win More Games by Eliminating Errors by Romain Edouard1049
The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes Vol. 2: Test Yourself by Romain Edouard1049


New in Chess books

100 Endgames You Must Know: Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player by Jesus De La Villa1049
The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgames Exercises for Every Chess Player by Jesus De la Villa1049
Liquidation on the Chess Board - New and Extended Edition: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending by Joel Benjamin1049
1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players: The Tactics Workbook that Also Explains All the Key Concepts by Frank Erwich1049
Attacking Chess for Club Players: Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponents by Herman Grooten1049
Bent Larsen´s Best Games: Fighting Chess with the Great Dane by Bent Larsen1049
Better Thinking, Better Chess: How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves by Joel Benjamin1049
Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes: The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend by Yuri Averbakh1049
Chess Strategy for Club Players: The Road to Positional Advantage by Herman Grooten1049
Chess Training for Post-Beginners: A Basic Course in Positional Understanding by Yaroslav Srokovski1049
Clinch it!: How to Convert an Advantage into a Win in Chess by Cyrus Lakdawala1049
Dynamic Chess Strategy by Mihai Suba1049
Endgame Tactics - New, Improved and Expanded Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames by Van Perlo1049
Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and Explained by Tibor Karolyi1049
Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI by Mathew Sadler and Natasha Regan1049
Grandmaster Chess Strategy What Can Learn from Ulf: What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson by Jurgen Kaufeld and Guido Kern1049
How Ulf Beats Black: Ulf Andersson's Bulletproof Strategic Repertoire for White by Cyrus Lakdawala1049
Mastering Chess Middlegames: Lectures from the All-Russian School of Grandmasters by Alexander Panchenko1049
Mastering Complex Endgames: Practical Lessons on Critical Ideas & Plans by Daniel Naroditsky1049
Modern Chess Preparation: Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age by Vladimir Tukmakov1049
Move First, Think Later: Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess by Willy Hendriks1049
My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White: A Ready-to-go Package for Ambitious Beginners by Vincent Moret1049
My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black: A Ready-to-go Package for Ambitious Beginners by Vincent Moret1049
Risk & Bluff in Chess: The Art of Taking Calculated Risks by Vladimir Tukmakov1049
Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess: Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage by Ivan Sokolov1049
Strategic Chess Exercises: Find the Right Way to Outplay Your Opponent by Emmanuel Bricard1049
Strike like Judit!: The Winning Tactics of Chess Legend Judit Polgar by Charles Hertan1049
Test Your Chess Skills: Practical Decisions in Critical Moments by Sarhan and Logman Guliev1049
The Chess Toolbox: Practical Techniques Everyone Should Know by Thimas Willemze1049
The Complete Manual of Positional Chess-Volume 1 by Sakaev and Landa1049
The Complete Manual of Positional Chess- Volume 2 by Sakaev and Landa1049
The Longest Game: The Five Kasparov and Karpov Matches for the World Chess Championship by Jan Timman1049
The Power of Pawns: Chess Structures Fundamentals for Post-Beginners by Jorg Hickl1049
The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess: From Club Player to Master by Mikhail Shereshevsky1049
Timman's Titans: My World Chess Champions By Jam Timman1049
Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition: More Key Moves & Motifs in the Middlegame by Arthur Van De Oudeweetering1049
Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition: Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame by Arthur van de Oudeweetering1049
Training with Moska: Practical Chess Exercises: Tactics, Strategy, Endgames by Viktor Moskalenko1049
Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna: Know when (and where!) to look for winning combinations by Emmanuel Nieman1049
Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures by Ivan Sokolov1049
Winning with the Slow (but Venomous!) Italian: An Easy-to-Grasp Chess Opening for White1049
Techniques of positional play by Valeri Bronznik and Anatoli Terekhin1049


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Now these seem like a lot of books. How do you choose the best ones for yourself? Well, apart from making a few suggestions, here's what some of the best players of Indian chess have chosen!

One of our first customers was India no.3 Vidit Gujrathi! As you can see, he is a voracious reader!

The books chosen by Vidit were Shankland's small steps to Giant Improvement, Game Changer by Mathew Sadler, Python Strategy by Tigran Petrosian, Woodpecker Method by Axel Smith and Hans Tikkanen, My magic years with Topalov by Romain Edouard, Together with the Candidates by Alexey Kuzmin, and Chess Lessons by Mark Dvoretsky.

Gukesh and Pragg visited the ChessBase India office for a few hours and selected a couple of books for themselves. Gukesh is holding Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual, while Pragg has the Game Changer by Mathew Sadler

Pragg was reading Yochanan Afek's Practical Chess Beauty and....

...guess what! The third page of the book bears his name! Of course he took this book home!

Some recommendations:

Selecting chess books something very personal based on your interests and the part of the game that you are trying to work upon. But there are certain books which should be mentioned as they are loved by chess players all across the world and have helped the chess community to improve their level of play.

Everyone's favourite Woodpecker Method is now back in stock and you can now choose between hardback and paperback as an option!

Learn more about the Woodpecker method

Practical Chess Beauty by Yochanan Afek is a must have book for anyone who would like to learn more about the world of composition and at the same time improve his/her calculation.

Check out Practical Chess Beauty by Yochanan Afek

David Llada's The Thinkers has also made its way to our shop. It contains stunning pictures of chess players all across the world. Mind you, we only have ten copies in our shop.
From one photographer to another! Amruta Mokal speaks to David Llada about his book 

Know more about David Llada's The Thinkers

Carl Portman's Chess Behind Bars tells us the story of how chess can be used to make a positive impact on prisoners

Learn more about Carl Portman's Chess Behind Bars

Get to know the inside story of Vladimir Kramnik from his manager Carsten Hensel

Check out Vladimir Kramnik - the inside story of a chess genius by Carsten Hensel

John Nunn's books:

I met John Nunn at the London Chess Classic in 2015, but even before that I was a big fan of his writing

It was John Nunn who started the Gambit publishing house along with two of his friends. Speaking about John Nunn, Magnus Carlsen once said, "He has so incredibly much in his head. Simply too much. His enormous powers of understanding and his constant thirst for knowledge distracted him from chess." Just on sheer chess qualities it wouldn't be unrealistic to assume that John Nunn could have become the World Champion!

We have made a 8 book combo of all of John Nunn's books in the ChessBase India shop. These include:

1. Grandmaster Chess Move by Move (A collection of John Nunn's best games from 1994 annotated in detail)

2. John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book ( A puzzle book with a difference)

3. Learn Chess Tactics (A tactics book to solidify your foundation related to chess tactics)

4. Nunn's Chess Endings part 1 (General endgame topics, Pawn endgames, Queen endgames and minor piece endgames)

5. Nunn's Chess Endings part 2 (Rook endgames)

6. Understanding chess move by move (30 carefully selected modern games to illustrate modern chess principles)

7. Understanding Chess Middlegames (Featuring 100 most important middlegame ideas)

8. Understanding Chess Endgames (Featuring 100 most important endgame ideas)


Get John Nunn's 8 book combo

If you have always wanted to become an endgame expert then our Classic Endgame Books Combo will help you in a big way

The books included in this combo are all bestsellers when it comes to Endgame play!

1. Silman's Endgame course by Jeremy Silman

2. Fundamental Chess Endings by Mueller and Lamprecht

3. Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark Dvoretsky

4. 100 Endgames you must know by Jesus De La Villa

5. 100 Endgames you must know Workbook by Jesus De La Villa


Learn more about the classic endgame combo

The Grandmaster Preparation series has finally all the books that are back in stock! And we have created a special combo of all six books so that you save money!

Get your Grandmaster Preparation series

Let's say you want to learn the basics of each opening and get a firm grasp about their concepts. Mastering the Chess Openings is a perfect series of books by John Watson to increase your knowledge about the first phase of the game.

Learn more about Mastering chess openings combo

Judit Polgar's trilogy of books is now finally available on ChessBase India. And we have it at a specially discounted price! What better than to learn from the greatest chess player ever to have graced the game of chess!

Learn more about the Judit Polgar combo


Please note: These combo prices will be available only for one week. Post that the prices can be changed.

One of the books that you must definitely get your hands on is the Game Changer by New in Chess. It talks about some of the games of Alpha Zero and how the moves played by this AI engine can help us get better in our games!
Daniel King speaks about the book in his YouTube book review

Learn more about Game Changer

Coaching the chess stars is an interesting book by Vladimir Tukmakov where he talks about his work with Anish Giri, Wesley So and other top level players

How did Tukmakov work with some of the best players in the world?

Edouard Romain is a fine writer and we have many of his books in our shop. The above book speaks about the time he worked as a second for Veselin Topalov.

All Edouard Romain Books

Ivan Sokolov has been the coach of some of the most talented players in the world and naturally his books contain a lot of instructive material

Find out more about Ivan Sokolov's books

Shereshevsky's book Endgame Strategy was a critically acclaimed one. Hence, it would truly be beneficial to learn what the Shereshevsky's Method is all about

Learn more about Shereshevsky's method

One of the fiercest rivalry in the chess world has been documented by Jan Timman in this book named "The Longest Game". It covers all their five World Championship matches and 5540 moves that were played between Garry Kasparov and Anataoly Karpov. 

Learn more about the Longest Game

The reason for Rs.50 increase in price:

Books that were priced at Rs.999 are now priced at Rs.1049, a Rs.50 increase. All those who are following ChessBase India would have noticed that we haven't increased the price of ChessBase products until there has been a change in Government policy. This is exactly what has happened for the books as well. In the recent finance bill, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a 5% custom duty on all imported books. While we do not agree with this decision of the Government (we think that knowledge should flow freely and should not be geologically bound), we of course adhere to the rules and had to pay the additional 5% custom duty. This is the reason why the cost of the books has increased by Rs.50 for books that were priced 999. For books that were priced Rs.1499 (hardbacks), the cost has been kept the same.

Special Thanks:

None of this would have been possible without the vision of Jacob Aagaard who visited India in 2017 and saw the tremendous talent pool in the country. He decided that all the best chess books in the world should be available to the players in India and surrounding countries at a special discounted price.

John Shaw the Managing Director of Quality Chess coordinated with all the publishers in Europe to bring them at a common location and then ship them together to India. It was a mammoth organizational feat that was achieved by John.

Supriya Bhat, the Business Development Manager of ChessBase India played an instrumental role of getting the books to the office from the port, organizing them, listing them on the shop and much more.

A special thanks to our friends at Gambit, Thinkers Publishing and New in Chess for making this possible.

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