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  1. Chess Openings for Kids has recently been published. It's my first new book (as opposed to a new edition) for nearly a decade.

    My co-author, John Watson, is one of the guys who inspired me to become a chess writer in the first place, so I was very pleased to be working with him on this project.

    The illustrations (on the cover, and ten inside the book) are by Silverwyvern, creator of the Green Pile.

    Copies should arrive in the USA in a few weeks*. You can preorder from Amazon.com, though I'm not sure if they'll release copies before the end of June.

    <small>* Actually, they'll probably arrive in a few days, but could take weeks to clear customs/homeland security/the guy who checks there isn't too much lead in the paper, etc.</small>

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    2. j4rio


      Oh wow, i've never known you are chess pro. Not that I'm into it, but just out of curiosity, do you happen to know Stefan Mazur? He's a pal of mine and also top Slovakia player as well as one of the pro Europe players in age around 18 - not sure about categories in detail though.

    3. Grazza


      I've never met him (I don't play much nowadays), but he's an International Master and very good for his age.

      These are the top Slovakian players by FIDE rating:

      I'll see if I can work in a game by him into my next book!

      We do have a Slovakian author - Igor Stohl.

    4. Danarchy


      There's a chess club that meets where I work, and I think at least one of them is a grandmaster. I wonder if they've heard of you.