- Everyman Chess
Everyman Chess is a major publisher of books and CDs about
chess. The company was formerly called Cadogan Chess. "Everyman" is a registered trademark of Random Houseand the company headquarters is in London. Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparovis their chief advisor and John Emms is the general editor, assisted by Richard Palliser. The company is now known as "Gloucester Publishers".
In addition to individual books, the company publishes some series of books. Some of their most famous series of books are:
* the "Winning Chess" series by Grandmaster
* the "Starting Out" series by various writers, including John Emms, Chris Ward,
Glenn Flear, Joe Gallagher, Richard Palliser, and John Shaw
* the "My Great Predecessors" series of five volumes by Garry Kasparov
* the "Modern Chess" series by Garry Kasparov
The "Staring Out"-series are introductory level books for average players, who have advanced beyond beginner level. These books generally contain a general strategic overview, along with notes on whether the lines are theoretical or not.
John Watsonhas pointed out that the series main weakness is a lack of in-depth theoretical coverage. [ [http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/jwatsonbkrev52.html Book Reviews by John Watson #52] ] Features of the Starting Out series are bolded and graphically labeled notices with tips, warnings and notes. The wide target readership has made the Starting Out series popular. One reviewer [ [http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/sjakk/article1990122.ece Sjakkboken for de med dårlig tid] Sverre Johnsen for Nettavisen, reviewing "Starting Out: The Colle"] expressed concern that many titles are pushed into the Starting Out series as a way of increasing sales, when they would be better suited as a more theoretical work.
* [http://www.everymanchess.com/ Everyman Chess Website]
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