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|Mar-19-09|| ||jon01: I just got his book "Starting Out: The Grunfeld".|
|Apr-28-09|| ||alexrawlings: <jon01: I just got his book "Starting Out: The Grunfeld".> How are finding that book? I've just started it...|
|Apr-28-09|| ||Marmot PFL: Aagaard wrote a book on the Tarrasch Defense, and he doesn't play that either. Why write about the lines you plan to play?|
|Jul-31-09|| ||wordfunph: Happy Birthday to Jacob Aagard who authored one of best reads...."Inside the Chess Mind"!|
|Mar-02-10|| ||A Karpov Fan: Got this guys attacking manual 1, decent material and good explanantions but he could have maybe proof read it just once to avoid all the silly mistakes with spelling/punctuation/grammar.|
English is not his first language but he must have an English friend -lol-
4/5 stars still tho for a great book
|Mar-02-10|| ||Troller: Aagaard is now Danish again after having been Scottish for some years. For a small country like Denmark, losing 2 GMs (Danielsen to Iceland & Aagaard to Scotland) is tough on the national team.|
|Apr-21-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Aagard is a regular contributor to "Chess" magazine. I have always enjoyed his insighful analysis of the games he presents.|
|Jul-31-11|| ||DarthStapler: Happy birthday, GM Aagaard!|
|Oct-24-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: congratulations to Jacob -- he was just awarded the FIDE Senior Trainer title at the recently concluded FIDE congress.|
The FST is awarded if the person is: an IM or GM with at least 2450+ in ELO; author of books; masters one foreign language; has 10+ years of training experience.
He's a bit overqualified then!
|Jan-12-12|| ||wordfunph: "Tocco declined my hand and said something about my mother and ancient professions. I asked the arbiter if this was entirely appropriate to which he said, 'You won the game,
what more do you want'. Quite right."
- GM Jacob Aagaard (on Aagaard-Tocco Arco 2007 game)
Source: Grandmaster Versus Amateur by Jacob Aagaard & John Shaw
|Jul-30-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: more congratulations are in order for Jacob who has recently won the Scottish Championship as well as being awarded the FIDE trainer's Isaac Boleslavsky prize for best author (2011).|
|Jul-31-12|| ||wordfunph: "Grandmasters know that a positional advantage is better than a material advantage."|
- GM Jacob Aagaard
|Jul-31-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Aagaard!
|Oct-18-12|| ||ketchuplover: Slightly belated dittos.|
|Feb-17-13|| ||Bowen Island: I have not read through all six pages of posts on Aagaard here, but find something a bit odd. Aagaard wrote an Everyman Chess book titled "Dutch Stonewall" in 2000 (reprinted in 2002). Yet there are no Dutch games on this site by Aagaard and none in the above mentioned book. Don't get me wrong, I like the book and find it most helpful, just that one would expect a player to be asked to write a book on an opening which he was experienced in playing.|
|Aug-11-13|| ||waustad: <bowen>I found some on chess365 where he played the Dutch, but mostly as white. There were however 2 where he played black there: http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi... and http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi...|
|Dec-13-13|| ||Bowen Island: Thank you, waustad, for finding those games. I enjoyed playing over them.|
|Jun-28-15|| ||Sally Simpson: I once made a total cock up of a Brilliancy prize Jacob should won.|
He should have won it but I gave it to a game he lost.
Full story here:
|Jul-31-15|| ||Everett: Really enjoy all of his books. His last series is well beyond me, but I keep gravitating toward his texts on positional play.|
|Aug-01-15|| ||DrNyet: I really like the new Gelfand book that Aagaard "ghostwrote" (per the forward): Positional Decision Making in Chess.|
Aagaard's role was to make the book more accessible to amateurs by querying Gelfand, although it's not a standard Q&A book. It also is full of detailed analysis and interesting asides and explorations by Gelfand.
|Apr-10-17|| ||epistle: Is this the guy who is the guest of GM Torre and who will have a simul tomorrow at the Meralco Chess Club?|
|Apr-10-17|| ||cro777: Jakob Aagaard's "Thinking Inside the Box" book tour of India and Asia.|
Aagaard will be in India and Asia from the 25th of March until the 20th of April to promote his books, meet and interact with his fans and chess lovers. The release of the final book of the Grandmaster Preparation series will co-incide with Aagaard's visit to India. After India, Jacob will continue on to six more countries in Asia.
<epistle> Aagaard will visit Manila tomorrow (April 11th).
Jacob Aagaard is one of my favorite chess authors. His new book "Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside the box" will be released these days. (Of course, I have ordered the book).
|Apr-10-17|| ||cro777: The Delhi leg of Jacob Aagaard's book tour:
|Mar-23-18|| ||Peligroso Patzer: The following game: J Pallesen vs J Aagaard, 2002, not currently in Aagaard's "Notable Games" list, is today's GOTD. Aagaard apparently referred to it as his "Mona Lisa" in "Thinking Inside the Box".|
|Sep-19-18|| ||Gudrun: Jacob is trainer & captain for the Indian women's team. The crafty guy can look forward to some excellent Indian food! & pal about with V Anand|
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