Friday, June 13, 2008


Welcome to my chess book review blog. It is intended to supplement my other blog - Sverre's Chess Corner.

I have always been reading a lot of chess books. A few years ago I started writing some too. Now I also want to review them.

My ambition is to offer objective and quite detailed reviews; that obviously will conflict with speed and quantity. Maybe I will divide my reviews in 'Quick Reviews' and 'Full Reviews' in order to minimize this problem.

It is possible that I occasionally will review other chess products than books but for the moment I don't plan to do so. However, from time to time I plan to post some other chess book related items on publishers, authors, other reviewers, chess book collecting etc. For the moment I cannot say how frequently this blog will be updated. In the next few months I will just let it develop as I find natural.


Tom Chivers said...

I look forward to it Sverre. We have just started having reviews on our blog, too.

Sverre Johnsen said...


So, you found my 'secret' blog! I plan to launch it in the coming week-end when I expect to have my first review ready.

I will add the S&B blog to the 'Some More Reviews' list immediately. And I expect you to make it to the 'Chess Book Reviewers' in not too long time!

Books Awaiting a Review

  • Attacking the Spanish (Brunello)
  • Build Up Your Chess 3 Mastery (Yusupov)
  • Dangerous Weapons: The Pirc and Modern (Palliser, McNab & Vigus)
  • Kaissiber (German Magazine)
  • Zuke 'Em (Rudel)

Note for Chess Book Publishers

If you would like me to review a book, please send it to my postal address:

Sverre Johnsen
Bogstadveien 30B
0355 Oslo

I cannot guarantee that all received books will be reviewed but I will do my best. There of course is no guarantee that a review will be positive but if it seems relevant I will point out positive aspects even if my overall impression is negative.

I can be reached by email at: