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Bologan - Bologan's King's Indian    
  2 (5.4%)
Cornette - The Complete Ragozin    
  3 (8.1%)
Georgiev - Fighting the London System    
  3 (8.1%)
Marin - Grandmaster Repertoire: The Pirc Defence    
  5 (13.5%)
Montany - Opening Repertoire: The Modern Samisch    
  7 (18.9%)
Moret - My First Chess Opening Repertoire, Black    
  0 (0.0%)
Ntirlis - Playing 1.d4 d5: A Classical Repertoire    
  8 (21.6%)
Panjwani - The Hyper Accelerated Dragon    
  2 (5.4%)
Smith - e3 Poison    
  5 (13.5%)
de la Villa - Dismantling the Sicilian, Revised    
  2 (5.4%)




Total votes: 37
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #30 - 03/28/18 at 10:23:57
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IM_Serious wrote on 01/10/18 at 04:47:27:
ErictheRed wrote on 01/10/18 at 01:05:17:
I nominate Pert's Playing the Ragozin published by Quality Chess.


My copy of the Repertoire says 2016.

However, "The Complete Ragozin" by Matthieu Cornette is published 2017.


Cornette' book is really impressive. Not the best layout ever (sadly, because the material is excellent) but a very great piece of work.

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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #29 - 03/28/18 at 08:13:08
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Are we going to do this? The essential distraction of the Candidates tournament is finished, and we've had long enough to take a good look at books published in 2017....
  
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TN wrote on 01/08/18 at 15:37:00:
I nominate 'Dismantling the Sicilian' (2017 edition) by GMs Jesus de la Villa and Max Illingworth.


It will be my vote when the poll comes up.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #27 - 01/31/18 at 23:24:30
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Grandmeister Repertoire: Pirc Defence by Marin undoubtedly, is my choice.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #26 - 01/31/18 at 16:04:28
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I'll nominate Bologan's King's Indian (2017) from New in Chess.

I understand the material has evolved from Chess Stars (2009) and ChessBase (2016).

A cynical reviewer has even called the material 'recycled', but this is the book I've used the most from 2017.

  
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Reply #25 - 01/24/18 at 19:42:50
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I'd like to nominate 'Opening Repertoire: The Modern Samisch'. The long awaited book that lives up to the expectations Wink
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #24 - 01/13/18 at 03:41:11
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Thanks guys, for getting the ball rolling without me!

If you need help setting up the poll, let me know.
  
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Reply #23 - 01/12/18 at 16:06:20
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ErictheRed wrote on 01/11/18 at 16:11:07:
If we already included it in last year's voting, I don't think that we should include it this year.


Oh, I didn´t notice it was already in last years poll. Then, of course, I agree.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #22 - 01/11/18 at 20:50:31
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I'd like to nominate Vincent Moret's My first chess opening repertoire for black.

I appreciate it isnt everybody's cup of tea in regards to the openings it chooses - Gambit lines of the scandinavian, Albin and stonewall, but i think it does what it aims to do in presenting the material in a very reader friendly way and so anyone studying this book could pick up those openings quite quickly.

As much as i love Smerdon's book, i found it somewhat easier to understand Moret's  presentation  perhaps precisely because it starts the introductions to the openings with the 'ideal' set up and attacking themes, has fewer variations in each line and also includes sections for testing the thematic moves at the end of each chapter to aid pattern recognition.

I also think the lines it presents are covered in a much more thorough way than in his first book that covered playing with the white pieces.

Its definitely a style of presentation i would love to see replicated.
  

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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #21 - 01/11/18 at 20:17:56
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ErictheRed wrote on 01/11/18 at 16:11:07:
If we already included it in last year's voting, I don't think that we should include it this year.

That's typically why we wait until later to start the nomination process--to give books published at the end of the year a chance to get into readers' hands.  We probably jumped the gun this year.


I agree on both counts.

If we started looking for nominations earlier than usual this year, I suggest we just leave the nominations open for longer - until the end of February, perhaps? Or whatever has been the normal timeframe.
  

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If we already included it in last year's voting, I don't think that we should include it this year.

That's typically why we wait until later to start the nomination process--to give books published at the end of the year a chance to get into readers' hands.  We probably jumped the gun this year.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #19 - 01/11/18 at 15:54:25
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Well, Pert´s book was published 21 December 2016, so it´s likely that most people read it in 2017.

Therefore I think the nomination of the book should be allowed.

What do the others think?
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #18 - 01/11/18 at 15:12:13
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IsaVulpes wrote on 01/11/18 at 12:46:22:
IM_Serious wrote on 01/10/18 at 04:47:27:
ErictheRed wrote on 01/10/18 at 01:05:17:
I nominate Pert's Playing the Ragozin published by Quality Chess.


My copy of the Repertoire says 2016.

Yup, it was already up for vote last year


I checked my copy and of course you guys are correct. I blame Google Books, which says that it was originally published March 7, 2017!
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #17 - 01/11/18 at 12:46:22
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IM_Serious wrote on 01/10/18 at 04:47:27:
ErictheRed wrote on 01/10/18 at 01:05:17:
I nominate Pert's Playing the Ragozin published by Quality Chess.


My copy of the Repertoire says 2016.

Yup, it was already up for vote last year
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #16 - 01/10/18 at 07:21:19
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Of course, this is just a nomination. Perfectly fine for you to do that Smiley
  
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