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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #16 - 08/08/08 at 00:37:09
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Jacob Aagaard wrote on 08/04/08 at 12:01:10:
I expect the book to go to the printer on Monday. This probably means that it will be ready at the end of the month.

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  I just checked Amazon again but no sign of availability. Do you expect the book to actually be available by Setptember?
  
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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #15 - 08/04/08 at 14:16:07
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rossia wrote on 08/04/08 at 12:02:53:
Markovich wrote on 08/04/08 at 11:41:10:
And 24 euros.  At the rate the dollar is falling, that'll be a month's salary for an American.


Where do you live, in Columbia?


No, Columbus, Ohio.  That was a joke about one whole month's salary; not about the falling dollar, unfortunately.
  

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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #14 - 08/04/08 at 14:14:56
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IM Christoph Wisnewski wrote on 08/04/08 at 13:36:06:
Markovich wrote on 08/04/08 at 11:41:10:
And 24 euros.  At the rate the dollar is falling, that'll be a month's salary for an American.


That is indeed rather freakish: Whenever I decide to obtain a chess book, buying it at eBay (or any other US store) and letting it ship over from the US is (shipping cost included!) only about three quarters of the price I pay when buying it in a regular book store here in Germany.

Sick.


Yes, at this rate, they should be printing these in the U.S..
  

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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #13 - 08/04/08 at 13:36:06
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Markovich wrote on 08/04/08 at 11:41:10:
And 24 euros.  At the rate the dollar is falling, that'll be a month's salary for an American.


That is indeed rather freakish: Whenever I decide to obtain a chess book, buying it at eBay (or any other US store) and letting it ship over from the US is (shipping cost included!) only about three quarters of the price I pay when buying it in a regular book store here in Germany.

Sick.
  

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Reply #12 - 08/04/08 at 12:02:53
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Markovich wrote on 08/04/08 at 11:41:10:
And 24 euros.  At the rate the dollar is falling, that'll be a month's salary for an American.


Where do you live, in Columbia?
  
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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #11 - 08/04/08 at 12:01:10
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I expect the book to go to the printer on Monday. This probably means that it will be ready at the end of the month.

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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #10 - 08/04/08 at 11:41:10
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rossia wrote on 08/04/08 at 11:01:17:
Well John Cox,

How can you convince me that I play Berlin, cause I like open/tactical positions.

Even Kramnik and his seconds state in book "From London to Elista" that the Berlin is a real torture for Black and very hard opening.

As we are both lawyers, I'm awaiting with delight how you'll try to make me buying your book  Cheesy



What, he not only has to write this monograph, but also convince you that the subject is worthy of study?  Give me a break.

It's not as it the Berlin is not a topic of great interest, or as if there are many other books about it.

Corny subtitle though.  Some editor's idea, I rather suspect.  And 24 euros.  At the rate the dollar is falling, that'll be a month's salary for an American.
  

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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #9 - 08/04/08 at 11:01:17
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Well John Cox,

How can you convince me that I play Berlin, cause I like open/tactical positions.

Even Kramnik and his seconds state in book "From London to Elista" that the Berlin is a real torture for Black and very hard opening.

As we are both lawyers, I'm awaiting with delight how you'll try to make me buying your book  Cheesy

  
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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #8 - 08/04/08 at 10:54:34
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The book comes: http://www.qualitychessbooks.com/default.aspx

The Berlin Wall - The Opening that brought down Kasparov by John Cox

The Berlin variation of the Spanish is one of the most popular openings among world class players. After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 Black can play a completely sound opening based mainly on understanding rather than memorizing theory. Many opening books make this claim, but the scarcity of forcing lines in the Berlin mean that in this case it is true. The trick is to gain the requisite understanding, and this is where John Cox’s eloquent prose comes into its own. After reading his explanations it will be clear why this robust opening has gained the nickname The Berlin Wall.

· Expert guidance on one of the soundest openings
· Play the opening that Kramnik used to dethrone Kasparov
· A trustworthy opening that requires little memorization of theory

John Cox is a lawyer and International Master from London. He is an experienced author whose previous books have received high praise.


Publication Date
21 August 2008

ISBN: 978-9185779024
     Price: €23.99
  
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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #7 - 07/18/08 at 12:00:04
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Should go to the printers next week. You'd have to ask Jacob how long it usually takes after that.
  
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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #6 - 07/18/08 at 04:54:32
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ETA!?! I can't wait for my copy Smiley
  
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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #5 - 06/29/08 at 11:40:19
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Good news John!

I sure will order a copy!
  
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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #4 - 06/29/08 at 10:02:12
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Blimey, I don't know why they're saying that.

Quality and myself are just finishing it off and it should go to print within the next few weeks.


They are saying that just because they are confusing John Cox book with the other book (Berlin Wall by Aagard and Lund) that was cancelled long time ago.  Wink
  

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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #3 - 06/29/08 at 02:54:46
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IMJohnCox wrote on 06/25/08 at 17:52:28:
Blimey, I don't know why they're saying that.

Quality and myself are just finishing it off and it should go to print within the next few weeks.


Thank, John, since Amazon is perhaps the biggest bookseller, I'll try to let them know that the book should again be available for pre-order.
  
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Re: "Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Reply #2 - 06/26/08 at 20:36:08
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IMJohnCox wrote on 06/25/08 at 17:52:28:
Blimey, I don't know why they're saying that.

Quality and myself are just finishing it off and it should go to print within the next few weeks.


Yeah, I was trying to think what could have caused this:

1. A dog ate the manuscript.

2. A magnetic meteor passed over Britain on the precise course necessary to fry not only all of Quality's data but yours as well.

3. A forklift ran into the galleys smashed them all (wait, they don't use galleys anymore).

4. The editors said, "John, this is pure crap, there's no way we can print it."

5. Quality is bankrupt.

6. Quality decided to let Anonymous review the galley proofs, and he decided that you missed too many important ideas.
  

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