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Collins, A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for Whi    
  11 (8.5%)
Cummings, The English    
  16 (12.3%)
Delchev/Semkov, Attacking the English/Reti    
  2 (1.5%)
Dreev, Bf4 in the Queens Gambit and Exchange Slav    
  5 (3.8%)
Kuzmin, The Zaitsev System    
  6 (4.6%)
Mikhalevski, Beating Minor Openings    
  4 (3.1%)
Negi, 1.e4 vs the Sicilian III    
  7 (5.4%)
Ntrilis, Play 1.e4 e5    
  44 (33.8%)
Pert, Play the Ragozin    
  6 (4.6%)
Shaw, Playing 1.e4 -- Caro-Kann, 1..e5    
  12 (9.2%)
Smirin, Kings Indian Warfare    
  14 (10.8%)
Solozhenkin, The Spanish Main Road    
  3 (2.3%)




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Re: ChessPub Opening Book of the Year 2016
Reply #43 - 04/04/17 at 13:17:48
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Interesting the way the votes are currently running. I'm a little surprised at some of the votes, but not at others.

Modified my post as i didnt realise the vote was hidden. Apologies if anyone found my earlier post talking about the votes case so far  inappropriate. I thought in previous years we had discussed the vote as it was underway, but perhaps my mind is playing tricks on me.
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Re: ChessPub Opening Book of the Year 2016
Reply #42 - 04/04/17 at 10:07:11
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Confused_by_Theory wrote on 04/01/17 at 15:47:14:
Is it supposed to be an open poll (as opposed to members poll)?


I think it should be members only, otherwise there is a risk of the results being falsified. Sad
Anyway, I can always remove the guest votes later if need be.
  
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Re: ChessPub Opening Book of the Year 2016
Reply #41 - 04/01/17 at 15:47:14
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Hello.

Is it supposed to be an open poll (as opposed to members poll)?

May the best book win!
  
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Re: ChessPub Opening Book of the Year 2016
Reply #40 - 04/01/17 at 15:09:20
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Time to vote.  I have added a poll with all the nominees (I hope).  Voting closes 4/15.
  
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Re: ChessPub Opening Book of the Year 2016
Reply #39 - 03/22/17 at 19:31:01
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tp2205 wrote on 03/22/17 at 15:49:17:
LeeRoth wrote on 03/21/17 at 19:31:54:
Any further nominations?

I suggest we close the nominating process by March 28th, start the poll/voting on April 1, and close voting on April 15. 

As best I can tell, we currently have 10 nominations:

1. Collins, A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White
2. Cummings, The English
3. Delchev/Semkov, Attacking the English/Reti
4. Dreev, Bf4 in the Queens Gambit and Exchange Slav
5. Mikhalevski, Beating Minor Openings
6. Ntrilis, Play 1.e4 e5
7. Pert, Play the Ragozin
8. Shaw, Playing 1.e4
9. Smirin, Kings Indian Warfare
10. Solozhenkin, The Spanish Main Road

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I suggested Negi, 1e4 vs The Sicilian III


Apologies.  My bad.
  
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Re: ChessPub Opening Book of the Year 2016
Reply #38 - 03/22/17 at 17:04:14
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The last 11 Posts were moved here from General Chess [move by] RoleyPoley.
  

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Re: Book of the Year
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LeeRoth wrote on 03/21/17 at 19:31:54:
Any further nominations?

I suggest we close the nominating process by March 28th, start the poll/voting on April 1, and close voting on April 15. 

As best I can tell, we currently have 10 nominations:

1. Collins, A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White
2. Cummings, The English
3. Delchev/Semkov, Attacking the English/Reti
4. Dreev, Bf4 in the Queens Gambit and Exchange Slav
5. Mikhalevski, Beating Minor Openings
6. Ntrilis, Play 1.e4 e5
7. Pert, Play the Ragozin
8. Shaw, Playing 1.e4
9. Smirin, Kings Indian Warfare
10. Solozhenkin, The Spanish Main Road

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I suggested Negi, 1e4 vs The Sicilian III
  
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Re: Book of the Year
Reply #36 - 03/22/17 at 13:20:20
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Yes, think you should combine the threads.  Will avoid confusion and keep everything in one place. 

BTW, I didn't think that Gabriel was saying that I hadn't included books from the other thread.  Just that when the threads get combined and we start the poll, we ought to make sure all the nominations are included.  That is sound advice since there is now an additional nomination -- Kuzmin's Zaitsev book -- that came in after I made my list.
  
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Re: Book of the Year
Reply #35 - 03/21/17 at 23:35:44
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GabrielGale wrote on 03/21/17 at 22:25:27:
There are now two threads after the =erlier thread went MIA but has now been "found". Perhaps combine both threads and ensure all nominated books on both threads are included in poll?


I think he has included all the books from the other thread into his list in this one. I'm happy to combine threads if everyone thinks it worthwhile.
  

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Re: Book of the Year
Reply #34 - 03/21/17 at 22:25:27
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There are now two threads after the =erlier thread went MIA but has now been "found". Perhaps combine both threads and ensure all nominated books on both threads are included in poll?
  

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Re: Book of the Year
Reply #33 - 03/21/17 at 19:31:54
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Any further nominations?

I suggest we close the nominating process by March 28th, start the poll/voting on April 1, and close voting on April 15. 

As best I can tell, we currently have 10 nominations:

1. Collins, A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White
2. Cummings, The English
3. Delchev/Semkov, Attacking the English/Reti
4. Dreev, Bf4 in the Queens Gambit and Exchange Slav
5. Mikhalevski, Beating Minor Openings
6. Ntrilis, Play 1.e4 e5
7. Pert, Play the Ragozin
8. Shaw, Playing 1.e4
9. Smirin, Kings Indian Warfare
10. Solozhenkin, The Spanish Main Road

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Re: Book of the Year
Reply #32 - 03/17/17 at 00:13:38
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Interesting.  I have copy right here as well that say Copyright 2015 and I purchased it in December 2015.

I definitely remember voting for it a year ago in the 2015 Book of the Year thread.

Everyman has it listed as 2015 on this site.:
https://www.everymanchess.com/opening-repertoire-the-open-games-with-black


"Book Pub Date      31 Oct 2015
Book Pub Date (US)      31 Dec 2015"

  
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Re: Book of the Year
Reply #31 - 03/16/17 at 21:38:39
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barnaby wrote on 03/15/17 at 17:18:20:
ErictheRed wrote on 03/15/17 at 16:24:53:
I thought that Martin Lokander won the 2016 Chesspub Book of the Year award, didn't he?

ErictheRed wrote on 03/15/17 at 16:24:53:
I thought that Martin Lokander won the 2016 Chesspub Book of the Year award, didn't he?



2015, I believe?



My copy says that it's copyright January 2016, but maybe that's just the American version or something?  Anyway I don't see the thread now, either.
  
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Re: Book of the Year
Reply #30 - 03/16/17 at 06:35:33
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Ever since ChessCafe.com went under a couple years ago, there remains an opportunity for ChessPub.com to take over awarding the CHESS BOOK OF THE YEAR award.
But ChessPub.com seems intent on Not branching out beyond its Opening Book charter. Seems like an opportunity squandered.
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The test is whether chess publishers would put little mentions like "Voted 'Best Chess Book of 2016' by ChessPub.com!".
My guess is that publishers would - because they like to sell more books.
  

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ErictheRed wrote on 03/15/17 at 16:24:53:
I thought that Martin Lokander won the 2016 Chesspub Book of the Year award, didn't he?

ErictheRed wrote on 03/15/17 at 16:24:53:
I thought that Martin Lokander won the 2016 Chesspub Book of the Year award, didn't he?



2015, I believe?


In the now missing-in-action thread I nominated and do again here:

The Spanish Main Road
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