I would like to share my thoughts about the first volume of my 1 .d4 Grandmaster Repertoire. First of all, I did not expect it to be such a great success. It is remarkable that I became a "chess celebrity" thanks to my book and not my chess achievements. As far as I know English, German and Italian editions have been published, and soon Spanish and Russian versions should appear. I am really grateful to Jacob Aagaard and John Shaw, who helped me greatly in every aspect that goes into making a high-level book.
I usually play in Open tournaments or team events. I often talk to players who are surprised that an active chess player like me would be willing to reveal so many new ideas. Why not keep them secret until they can be sprung on an unwary opponent? First of all, I would never start working on a book if I intended to hide the most important details or recommend second-rate moves. Secondly, I believe that if you work seriously on the openings you can always find plenty of new ideas. I give away many novelties in this book and the previous one, but I am sure I can find more!