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Reply #44 - 02/14/16 at 21:33:12
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So we should vote once in each thread, I presume?
  
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Reply #43 - 02/14/16 at 21:19:57
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Ok, two nomination voting threads opened (Hopefully i've included all the books from the list). I'll use those votes next week to set up the final list.

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1455484435/0#0

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http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1455484379/0#0

I hope thats ok with everyone.

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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2015!
Reply #42 - 02/14/16 at 19:42:27
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LeeRoth wrote on 02/14/16 at 19:39:18:
RoleyPoley wrote on 02/13/16 at 21:37:44:
OK, i'm looking at setting up a poll, but i have hit a snag. There are about 17 titles nominated in the thread but only space for 15 in the poll. I've listed the books below. Any suggestions how we narrow this down?

Attacking the Caro Kann by Dreev,
1. e4 vs the Sicilian I and II by Negi Parimarjan --
GM Rep 16 French Defence Volume Three by Emanuel Berg
Killer Dutch by Simon Williams
Smerdon's Scandanavian,
GM Rep Dragon, Gawain Jones.
Martin Lokander Open Games
The Even More Flexible French, Moskalenko (20th July 2015)
'The Catalan (GM Rep 1A) - Boris Avrukh (Quality Chess)'.
The Queen's Gambit Accepted by A.Delchev and S. Semkov
Old Indian MBM Junior Tay
Bologan's Ruy Lopez, by Victor Bologan
Beating the Anti-Sicilians (GM Rep 6A), by Vassilios Kotronias
Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann, by Jovanka Houska
Opening Repertoire: Nimzo and Bogo Indian, by Christof Sielecki
The Queen's Indian Move by Move, by Lorin D'Costa
GM Rep 20 Semi Slav Lars Schandorff'



I don't see the Kotronias Kings Indian books.


Well spotted. I think i accidentally deleted it when copying the list across. it will be on the list.
  

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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2015!
Reply #41 - 02/14/16 at 19:41:19
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barnaby wrote on 02/14/16 at 19:10:33:
When there are too many candidates it creates a situation in which a plurality is more likely than a clear consensus view.

Maybe you needs to create a two division playoff format to winnow down the field to set of worthy finalists.   Smiley

This way there is a clear winner.  I mean, the whole thing is an exercise anyway, why not go all in?   Cool


That had crossed my mind. I had just been a little concerned of voting burnout!

I dont know if you can run more than one poll in a thread, so if i create 2 nomination voting threads to determine the final list of about 6-10 books, and then the final vote can be set up in this thread?
  

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Reply #40 - 02/14/16 at 19:39:18
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RoleyPoley wrote on 02/13/16 at 21:37:44:
OK, i'm looking at setting up a poll, but i have hit a snag. There are about 17 titles nominated in the thread but only space for 15 in the poll. I've listed the books below. Any suggestions how we narrow this down?

Attacking the Caro Kann by Dreev,
1. e4 vs the Sicilian I and II by Negi Parimarjan --
GM Rep 16 French Defence Volume Three by Emanuel Berg
Killer Dutch by Simon Williams
Smerdon's Scandanavian,
GM Rep Dragon, Gawain Jones.
Martin Lokander Open Games
The Even More Flexible French, Moskalenko (20th July 2015)
'The Catalan (GM Rep 1A) - Boris Avrukh (Quality Chess)'.
The Queen's Gambit Accepted by A.Delchev and S. Semkov
Old Indian MBM Junior Tay
Bologan's Ruy Lopez, by Victor Bologan
Beating the Anti-Sicilians (GM Rep 6A), by Vassilios Kotronias
Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann, by Jovanka Houska
Opening Repertoire: Nimzo and Bogo Indian, by Christof Sielecki
The Queen's Indian Move by Move, by Lorin D'Costa
GM Rep 20 Semi Slav Lars Schandorff'



I don't see the Kotronias Kings Indian books.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2015!
Reply #39 - 02/14/16 at 19:10:33
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When there are too many candidates it creates a situation in which a plurality is more likely than a clear consensus view.

Maybe you needs to create a two division playoff format to winnow down the field to set of worthy finalists.   Smiley

This way there is a clear winner.  I mean, the whole thing is an exercise anyway, why not go all in?   Cool
  
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Reply #38 - 02/14/16 at 19:01:37
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ErictheRed wrote on 02/14/16 at 18:27:36:
Personally, I'd err on the side of leaving books in the poll and letting the people vote.  Not to name names or cast aspersions, but a few of the books we're considering adding or removing or wondering whether they qualify, etc., have no chance of winning.  This is our personal award, best to just let us vote, in my opinion.


That is my preferred view but there are more books nominated than there is space on the poll for (maximum of 15, 17 titles nominated) so i cant include all of the books and would prefer some sort of agreement amongst members as to what i should remove from the list
  

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Reply #37 - 02/14/16 at 18:27:36
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Personally, I'd err on the side of leaving books in the poll and letting the people vote.  Not to name names or cast aspersions, but a few of the books we're considering adding or removing or wondering whether they qualify, etc., have no chance of winning.  This is our personal award, best to just let us vote, in my opinion.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2015!
Reply #36 - 02/14/16 at 17:17:13
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He did a DVD and a e-book by the same name, both through his GingerGM imprint. Is that self-publishing, exactly?

The e-book and the Everyman book are quite similar. My cursory glance some time ago suggested that the edits were minor and perhaps slight additions were made.

  
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Reply #35 - 02/14/16 at 15:51:50
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I think Williams should stay in, if only because self-published books are de facto not considered here. Otherwise it's a Catch-22.
  
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Reply #34 - 02/14/16 at 12:47:32
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Cheers Bibs.

In that case, if no one else has any objections i will remove Moskalenko's book from the list this evening and post the poll (UK time).
  

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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2015!
Reply #33 - 02/14/16 at 11:36:39
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There's not so much that's new in Moskalenko really. Hmmm, bit of a scam really.
Houska - a different issue. I consider it different enough to be a new text.
  
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Reply #32 - 02/14/16 at 11:07:08
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Thanks, I was thinking along the same lines but am not sure which of those books fall into the slightly updated category (for example Keano says there are 12 new chapters/ 100 new pages in Moskalenko's book on the french - is this really less new material than either of Houska, Avrukh or Katronios' books?).

I'll remove Williams title from the list, and still need to decide on one more.
  

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Reply #31 - 02/14/16 at 09:45:02
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Agree with the idea to remove those suggested, for the reasons given.
  
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Reply #30 - 02/14/16 at 08:53:45
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nestor wrote on 02/14/16 at 08:08:35:
It would be reasonable to exclude 2015 publications which are relatively minor updates of previous editions


This seems a good principle
  

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