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Beating 1.d4 Sidelines by Avrukh    
  7 (8.5%)
Play the French 4, John Watson    
  3 (3.7%)
The Triangle System by Ruslan Scherbakov    
  22 (26.8%)
The Sicilian Taimanov: Move by Move by John Emms    
  9 (11.0%)
Strategic Nimzo-Indian by Sokolov    
  9 (11.0%)
A Strategic Opening Repertoire for White~ Watson    
  9 (11.0%)
The Sharpest Sicilian by Kolev and Georgiev    
  2 (2.4%)
Playing 1.d4 -The Indian Defences Schandorff    
  5 (6.1%)
The Powerful Catalan by Bologan    
  0 (0.0%)
The French Defence Reloaded by Vitiugov    
  2 (2.4%)
The Kaufman Repertoire For B & W~ Kaufman    
  2 (2.4%)
The Sicilian Scheveningen Move by Move by D'Costa    
  1 (1.2%)
Rock-Solid Chess Opening Rep. for Black~ Eingorn    
  4 (4.9%)
The Modern French~ Antic and Maksimovic    
  5 (6.1%)
Open Games For Black Lysyj & Ovetchkin    
  2 (2.4%)




Total votes: 82
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Congrats to Ruslan and Everyman Chess - winners in a landslide!

  
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Congratulations for Ruslan Scherbakov great book, hard work and infinite hours of pleasure with fighting chess and analysis for the readers.   
  

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Congratulations to Ruslan Scherbakov for winning the Chess Pub Book of the Year for 2012!


Ruslan Scherbakov's
The Triangle System: Noteboom, Marshall Gambit and other Semi-Slav Triangle lines


is the ChessPub Book of the Year for 2012!
  
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Reply #81 - 04/13/13 at 22:00:15
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Reply #80 - 04/09/13 at 18:33:06
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Markovich wrote on 04/05/13 at 14:18:58:
I don't like these polls, because everyone just votes for the best book >that they have read<. 


No big deal in my opinion.  We aren't handing out the Nobel Prize in literature or anything, just having a sort of popularity contest among friends.  Or at least among people that frequent the same pub; something like that.
  
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Reply #79 - 04/09/13 at 16:44:38
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I'm not sure that anyone has read all 15 books on this list. If you're interested though, you can read excerpts of most of these online and see which ones interest you the most.
  
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Reply #78 - 04/08/13 at 18:47:50
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Markovich wrote on 04/05/13 at 14:18:58:
I don't like these polls, because everyone just votes for the best book >that they have read<


Quite.  And since I haven't read any of this list all the way through (although I have looked closely at bits of a couple of them) I shan't vote.

I will say this though: four French books in the list.  Blimey.
  

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So far, we've had 66 votes!
  
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kylemeister wrote on 04/07/13 at 15:23:04:
His choice against 1. f4 is an analytical mistake?

That is what I said
  
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Re: 2012 Opening Book of the Year
Reply #75 - 04/08/13 at 07:42:49
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Hard to pick a winner. Vitiugov on the French is good, but in the end I didn't vote for it because most of the book is the same as the 2010 edition with some extra stuff added on, so I don't think it completely qualifies as a 2012 original work if you know what I mean. In the end I voted for Strategic Nimzo-Indian by Sokolov, just because I found it an interesting book myself. No idea what the best book was.
  
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His choice against 1. f4 is an analytical mistake?
  
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Reply #73 - 04/07/13 at 13:11:13
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Have not really looked at many but my guess would be mayhem in the morra. Kaufman's book contains too many analytical mistakes. Like his choice against 1.f4.
  
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Re: 2012 Opening Book of the Year
Reply #72 - 04/06/13 at 14:04:51
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ErictheRed wrote on 04/06/13 at 05:09:33:
I thought about voting for Scherbakov's book a lot.  I've used the Noteboom as either my main defense or my secondary defense to 1.d4 for what...15 years now?  So I have a lot of experience with this opening, and Scherbakov's book is really great.  However...

I've also played the Taimanov Sicilian for about the same length of time (with the occasional excursion into the Kan and some other lines).  While Scherbakov's book was excellent, I personally did not learn very much from it, having played the "Triangle" for so long.  Emms' Move by Move book on the Taimanov, however, taught me a ton, and I consider myself somewhat an expert on that opening!  Emms' book isn't comprehensive, but for explanatory value it's one of the best opening books I've ever seen, and in the end I voted for it.  When all is said and done, I can get a lot of "theory" from databases and following top-level chess; what I really want from an opening book is explanation of the ideas, and Emms did a phenomenal job.

But you can't go wrong with either. 


I like the Noteboom positions. But when I tried to play it as Black some time ago I've never got it. White deviated earlier 100% of the time... Maybe it's an opening not suited against <2100  level foes. If Scherbakov book is so good maybe it would be a good auto-gift.

Sorry for the offtopic. My vote went to Waton's strategic repertoire book for white. I like it a lot, but the only other book I own is The Modern French Sad
  
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Reply #71 - 04/06/13 at 05:09:33
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I thought about voting for Scherbakov's book a lot.  I've used the Noteboom as either my main defense or my secondary defense to 1.d4 for what...15 years now?  So I have a lot of experience with this opening, and Scherbakov's book is really great.  However...

I've also played the Taimanov Sicilian for about the same length of time (with the occasional excursion into the Kan and some other lines).  While Scherbakov's book was excellent, I personally did not learn very much from it, having played the "Triangle" for so long.  Emms' Move by Move book on the Taimanov, however, taught me a ton, and I consider myself somewhat an expert on that opening!  Emms' book isn't comprehensive, but for explanatory value it's one of the best opening books I've ever seen, and in the end I voted for it.  When all is said and done, I can get a lot of "theory" from databases and following top-level chess; what I really want from an opening book is explanation of the ideas, and Emms did a phenomenal job.

But you can't go wrong with either. 
  
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