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2021 Publication date
Yearbook 138: March 11
Yearbook 139: June 12
Yearbook 140: September 12
Yearbook 141: December 11



What people say about the Yearbook:


'The fact that there is explanatory text makes the Yearbook much more suitable than the Informator for the average amateur.’
Tim Harding in Chess Mail Magazine

‘There is no better way to keep track of opening fashions.’
British Chess Magazine

‘A must-have book for both chess enthusiast and chess professional. Even the pickiest player should find something of his interest.’
Carsten Hansen at ChessCafe

‘Vivid, full of ideas, and up-to-date.’
Rochade Europa Magazine (Germany)

‘Recommended to all who want to sharpen their repertoire.’
Schacknytt Magazine (Sweden)