Here is a little overview of which books I have written so far and which formats they are available in.
My first book was co-written by the Danish Grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen, who is a very strong grandmaster (was at point rated with an Elo rating of 2700), but nowadays he is mostly written for being the the coach to World Champion Magnus Carlsen and previously the coach for then World Champion, Vishwanathan Anand.
It has been out of print for a while, but is occasionally available on www.amazon.com – usually at unreasonable high prices, but if you should find a cheap copy it is still a good book with the opening theory built into the notes of many main games. Some of the theory is outdated, and the analysis could do with a computer checking, but you will definitely learn a lot about the opening.
In the next book, I ventured out on my own. Like following books, it was published on the then recently started publishing company, Gambit Publications that was founded by Murray Chandler, John Nunn and Graham Burgess.
The book discussed the lines of the English Opening (1 c4) where Black responds with 1…e5.
It is called The Gambit Guide to the English Opening: 1…e5
That book was followed by another book on the English Opening, this time discussing the Symmetrical lines after 1 c4 c5.
The Symmetrical English was published in 2001, and is also out of print, but more easily available than the previous two books. It is quite theory-heavy, but in many lines it was well-ahead of its time, introducing many new ideas, particularly in the so-called Anti-Indian lines.
With the English Opening covered reasonable well, I jumped to another favorite opening of mine, the Nimzo-Indian Defense, which arises after 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4. In the book I “only” covered the lines starting with 4 e3, called the Rubinstein Complex. It has thus far been my most challenging and scientific work and possibly also the book I learned the most from writing. This is because the lines after 4 e3 are incredibly varied and occasionally very difficult to evaluate. Back then, my computer engine was completely unable to evaluate a number of lines correctly, in part because it had a hard time understanding the latent potential of White’s bishop pair, to name just one example.
The Nimzo-Indian: 4 e3 was published in 2002 and it too is very theory-heavy. The book ended up being 304 pages, but the original manuscript was at least another 60 pages. It is out-of-print, but is at present still available on www.amazon.com.
On suggestion from the publisher, I next tried my abilities as a writer on a much broader topic, that was not opening related. I choose to write on positional chess, a topic that is near and dear to my heart.
Improve Your Positional Chess is probably the book I have been proudest of and it received much praise in reviews, including by an authority such as American International Master John Watson. It is in own humble opinion a very good book on how to reach the right decisions and find the best moves and evaluate positions correctly in non-tactical positions. It is still widely available on-line and by chess retailers. This is so far the last book I have written for Gambit Publications.
This book was later translated into Spanish language:
My next book was an update of a repertoire book originally written by American International Master John Donaldson.
A Strategic Opening Repertoire was based on a repertoire put together by Donaldson in an earlier book. That book was long out of print, but presented a lot of ideas that were worth expanding on. This became my job, add additional and more recent games and dig a little deeper into the already presented material. While the book by no means is perfect it still fulfills its mission to present a number of opening ideas in the lines that White most likely will encounter after 1 Nf3 and 2 c4. Recently I ran into a Fide master who says he still uses the repertoire outlined in the book, even if some of the lines realistically will not deliver much more than a draw against stronger players.
The next work, was another book for Russell Enterprises Inc. The publisher, Hanon Russell is also known as the man who created and founded www.chesscafe.com for which I wrote the column Checkpoint from the February 2000 to September 2014. Hanon Russell sold the website a couple of years ago and it has since changed its original format.
Back to Basics: Openings covers nearly all openings in a light and educational fashion, designed to give the reader a look at each opening before deciding where to continue further opening studies. It is aimed at young or relatively recently started players, who has a rudimentary understanding of the game, but who wants to learn more. It too is widely available at chess retailers and at www.amazon.com, at the latter in both printed and e-book (kindle) formats.
Next up, but not yet published are:
Back to Basics: Endings which originally was slotted for a 2010 publication, but due to work obligations from my day job has been delayed entirely too long, but now it looks like we are reaching something like a completed book.
A more recent project that will be out relatively soon, possibly in June 2015 on the English publisher Everyman Chess is
Finally, I should mention that in early 2003, I had an e-book released in a format that is no longer available under the auspices of chesscafe.com. It covered the Cambridge Springs Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. I no longer have the notes or the files for it, so it may have been lost for all eternity.
That being said, look out for some new e-books that I will be releasing in collaboration with Russell Enterprises Inc. The books will exclusively be released in various electronic formats. The release dates are not yet available, but I will make sure to alert you when I have something more specific.