GM Rauf Mamedov Wins European Blitz With Chinese Dragon

posted 10 Jan 2016, 12:18 by Steve Bastable   [ updated 28 Feb 2016, 04:58 ]

Azeri Grandmaster Rauf Mamedov plays Chinese Dragon to become the new European Blitz Champion. Mamedov scored 18 points, the same as the Russian Grandmaster Boris Savchenko, but thanks to better tie-break, gold went to Mamedov. See the encounter between these top 2 players featured in our January 2016 game of the month.

Site Refreshed

posted 14 Apr 2013, 05:06 by Steve Bastable

The website has been refreshed with new book excerpts and a new timeline history of the Chinese Dragon.

New Master Review Of Book

posted 19 Sep 2012, 03:24 by Steve Bastable

NM Bill McGeary has kindly reviewed The Chinese Dragon. An excerpt of this review is to be found below.

"Yes, I like the book a lot. Pearson uses 45 games in nine chapters to illustrate the ideas that have come to light in this line. Pearson has presented the material in a very good fashion, it shows both the direction of development of the variation as well as the technical features involved." - NM Bill McGeary
The full review by Bill McGeary for Chessville can be found at

The Chinese Dragon - #1 Best Seller!

posted 31 May 2012, 13:59 by Steve Bastable

We are proud and delighted to learn that we are currently the number one best selling book on!  A massive thank you to all of our supporters for making this possible.

Book Now Available To Order

posted 26 Mar 2012, 14:30 by Steve Bastable   [ updated 25 Apr 2012, 14:08 ]

We are delighted to announce that the book is now ready and can be ordered on this site, from Amazon and from Chess Direct

Publishing Imminent - Final Details

posted 22 Feb 2012, 11:24 by Steve Bastable   [ updated 26 Mar 2012, 14:31 ]

We are just finalising the cover and a few other details.  The book will be published shortly!

Book Published Imminently

posted 7 Feb 2012, 13:04 by Steve Bastable   [ updated 22 Feb 2012, 12:10 ]

Proof reading by the publisher is complete, and the book is now with the publisher’s production team to finalise book cover and confirm release date. Watch this space for the official release date. Once again we thank all our readers for their support.

Book Complete

posted 23 Jan 2012, 14:21 by Steve Bastable   [ updated 22 Feb 2012, 12:10 ]

The team at are pleased to advise that the book is nearly complete, pending proof reading. Watch this space for the official release date. Once again we thank all our readers for their support.

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