Jacob Aagaard

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Jacob Aagaard
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Jacob Aagaard, 2008
Full nameJacob Aagaard
CountryScotland
Born (1973-07-31) 31 July 1973 (age 45)
Denmark
TitleGrandmaster (2007)
FIDE rating2473 (February 2019)
Peak rating2538 (July 2009)

Jacob Aagaard (born 31 July 1973) is a Danish-born Scottish chess grandmaster and the 2007 British Chess Champion. He is Scotland's 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.[1]

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

In 2012, Jacob 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 FIDE's trainer committee (2012).

Bibliography[edit]

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

Notable games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Speelman, Jon (19 August 2007). "Speelman on Chess". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-03-07.

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