ⓘ Jacob Aagaard

                                     

ⓘ Jacob Aagaard

Jacob Aagaard is a Danish-born Scottish chess grandmaster and the 2007 British Chess Champion. He is Scotlands third highest rated player as of February 2018, with an Elo rating of 2481. In 2004, he took second place in the Scottish Chess Championship. In 2005, he took first place in the Scottish Championship but was not a British citizen, so the title went to Craig Pritchett. In 2012 he won the title, the first time he played and was eligible to win it. He is also a chess author and co-owner of Quality Chess, a chess publishing house.

In 2011, Aagaard was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.

In 2012, Aagaard won the Scottish Chess Championships with a score of 7/9.

Aagaard is the only chess writer in the world to win all four major Book of the Year awards: English Chess Federation 2010, ChessCafe.com 2001, Association of Chess Professionals 2013 and the Boleslavsky Medal from FIDEs trainer committee 2012.

                                     

1. Bibliography

  • Jacob Aagaard 2013. Grandmaster Preparation – Attack & Defence. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-70-5.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2004. Starting Out: The Grunfeld. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-350-9.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2001. Dutch Stonewall. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-252-6.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2004. Inside the Chess Mind. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1857443578.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2013. Grandmaster Preparation – Strategic Play. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-29-3.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2002. Queens Indian Defence. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-300-4.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2006. Practical Chess Defence. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-91-975244-4-5.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2004. Excelling at Chess Calculation. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-360-8.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2008. The Attacking Manual 2: Technique and Praxis. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-91-976004-1-5.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2012. Grandmaster Preparation – Positional Play. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-27-9.
  • Jacob Aagaard 1998. Easy Guide to the Panov-Botvinnik Attack. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-563-3.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2014. Grandmaster Preparation – Endgame Play. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-27-9.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2001. Excelling at Chess. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-273-1.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2004. Excelling at Combinational Play. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-345-5.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2008. The Attacking Manual: Basic Principles. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-91-976004-0-8.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2012. Grandmaster Preparation – Calculation. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-31-6.
  • Jacob Aagaard and Esben Land 2002. Meeting 1.d4. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-224-3.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2000. Easy Guide to the Sveshnikov Sicilian. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-280-9.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2017. Grandmaster Preparation – Thinking Inside the Box. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-35-4.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2003. Excelling at Positional Chess. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-325-7.
  • Jacob Aagaard 2004. Excelling at Technical Chess. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-364-6.