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The launch of Quality Chess India

by Sagar Shah - 24/03/2018

Big news for Indian chess fans! Quality Chess India has been launched in India. While ChessBase India brings you the latest chess softwares and technology at an affordable price, India will now have highest quality of chess literature in book format through Quality Chess India! No more waiting for nearly a month after ordering a book, no more spending huge amounts on the books and shipping. Quality Chess India has brought Quality Chess books at Rs.999/- including shipping and all costs! And it is available not just for India. Our neighbouring countries will also reap the benefits. 

Quality Chess India is here!

I have always been a huge fan of Quality Chess books. In fact I would owe a lot of my improvement in chess to their books. I was a hardcore 1.d4 player until 2010. Whenever, I would be white, my opponents would know that I would push my queen's pawn two squares. One fine day I woke up and decided that I would play 1.c4. I went to the board pushed the c-pawn two squares. My opponent looked at me to check if I was in my senses. Perhaps his hours of preparation had been wasted! I played a beautiful game and won! It seemed like a new door had been unlocked in my chess career. But how do I improve my chess knowledge? That's when I stumbled upon Marin's English Opening series of three books for Quality Chess. They were some of the most amazing opening books I had ever read. I read them from cover to cover!

Marin covers 1.c4 e5 in Volume one, 1.c4 c5 in Volume three and rest of the replies to 1.c4 in Volume two

I can only say that the English became my favourite opening and I started playing it exclusively. Marin's recommendations gave me the direction and with a confident approach towards my game, I scored my first IM norm, qualified for national premier, became an IM, scored my first GM norm and also won the biggest event of my career - Dresden Open 2014.

When I became an IM, the first gift that Amruta gave me was a Quality Chess book!

I remember my first National Premier in 2012. I was playing decent chess but the results were not coming. After seven rounds I was on 3.0/7 with six draws and one loss. On the rest day I decided to solve two tests from Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation. I took 45 minutes for each of the tests and wrote down my answer. The rest of the day I relaxed, took some rest and got ready for the next six rounds. The second half went by like a dream. I scored 3.0/3 in rounds eight, nine and ten and with 6.0/10 scored my maiden IM norm. Quality Chess books work!


I could go on and on about my experiences with Quality Chess books, but let's end it with - I think the one thing that separates Quality Chess from the rest of the publishers is that they never compromise on quality. All the books contain high quality stuff and are meticulously edited. They think carefully about their subjects and choose experts to write them. If you think about some of the big names in chess who have written books in the last few years - Gelfand, Polgar, Negi, Avrukh, Yusupov have all done it for Quality Chess. In the last decade or so, when it comes to chess knowledge through books, Quality Chess has been my go-to publisher.

Quality Chess India

Chess books have always been a great source of knowledge for chess players all over India. However, they have never really been able to get these books at an affordable cost and timely manner. I consider Quality Chess to be one of the finest publishers of chess literature in the world. Their books have helped thousands of players get better. When the Creative Director of Quality Chess and the famous author, GM Jacob Aagaard was in India and Asia last year, I spoke with him as to how Indians are unable to access high quality chess books because of geographical and financial limitations.

And then it dawned to us - Why not start Quality Chess India! | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Jacob had brought around 50-odd books from Scotland when he came to India. Within a couple of days all of the books were sold out. We felt so bad for our next destinations. But it was also a message to us. If the product is high quality and the price is right a lot of Indians are interested in high quality original books.

Each of these books sold like hot cakes!

Today I am proud to say that Quality Chess India has been launched in our country. These are the benefits that you will receive:

1. Quality Chess original books will be available to you at just Rs.999/-

2. The price of Rs.999/- includes shipping and all other costs. No further costs.

3. You should be able to receive the books within one week of your order.

4. We have ordered more than 2000 books (55 titles) which are stocked in Mumbai.

5. Other countries that will benefit out of Quality Chess India are Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. These countries will also enjoy the same cost of books - Rs.999/- (shipping charges as applicable will be additional).

A word from the Managing Director of Quality Chess:

GM John Shaw is the managing director and chief editor of Quality Chess

“We at Quality Chess have always wanted our books to be available all over the world, and particularly in the powerhouse chess nations, which naturally includes India. It has taken a long time to achieve, as we are based in Northern Europe and our cost of printing is high. But finally we have found a way to make our books available in India at a price that is practical.” - GM John Shaw.

Amruta Mokal, co-founder of ChessBase India and Quality Chess India

"New doors were unlocked in Indian chess thanks to ChessBase India. We were able to bring high quality chess softwares at affordable prices. Now we are moving one step ahead. Staying true to our maxim of Powering chess in India, Quality Chess India has been started. These high quality books are sure to boost the level of Indian chess to an altogether different height. Our dream is make India the most powerful country in the world of chess and we are working very hard towards it." - Amruta Mokal

55 titles in the Quality Chess India shop

Over 100 boxes shipped from Europe to India!

Thank God for the elevators!

Our good friend Atul Dahale ensured that all the books are stacked up in the Mumbai office and ready to be shipped!

Below you can see the titles that you can order from the shop:

Name of the bookPrice
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
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

Download the list of products

Check out these titles in the Shop

In the above link you will find books segregated by level: Intermediate, beginner, advanced, and also by openings, middlegames and endgames. We also have an authors sections where you can find the books by your favourite author.


If you are looking for high quality opening books go for the Grandmaster Repertoire series. If you are looking to improve your middlegame and general chess understanding go for Jacob Aagaard's Grandmaster Preparation series of six books. If you want a structured training from the highly experienced trainer Artur Yusupov we recommend his series of boost your chess, build up your chess and chess evolution. (Build up your chess 3 is not available right now but will arrive in the next shipment). And if you are looking for one of the finest books in tactics for beginners go for Martin Weteschnik's Chess Tactics from Scratch. And don't miss out on the Gelfand books!


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