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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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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
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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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #20 - 01/11/18 at 16:11:07
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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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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #15 - 01/10/18 at 07:20:40
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Confused_by_Theory wrote on 01/09/18 at 23:49:56:
Hello.

JEH wrote on 01/08/18 at 13:52:58:
I nominate:

The Pirc Defence, Mihail Marin, Quality Chess 2017

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I'll second this book nomination.

Decent lines, fairly good analysis and nice explanations. Hard subject to write repertoire book on as well.

Have a nice day.


To be fair, also a lot of move order issues and lines that are not regarded, to that day.
I was so happy when Marin on the Pirc was announced, and they said they have checked it with multiple Pirc specialists, so this is even more disappointing than before. As good as the Quality chess books are, I have to say that I hope that this book does not get a lot of votes. There are so many better ones (already on this list!)
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #14 - 01/10/18 at 04:47:27
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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.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #13 - 01/10/18 at 01:05:17
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I nominate Pert's Playing the Ragozin published by Quality Chess.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #12 - 01/10/18 at 00:04:25
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I'd like to nominate "King's Indian Warfare" by Smirin.

It contains the most fantastic chess i have seen for a lot of years from a true specialist of the opening. An opening guide as well as a guide to dynamic chess in general.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #11 - 01/09/18 at 23:49:56
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Hello.

JEH wrote on 01/08/18 at 13:52:58:
I nominate:

The Pirc Defence, Mihail Marin, Quality Chess 2017

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I'll second this book nomination.

Decent lines, fairly good analysis and nice explanations. Hard subject to write repertoire book on as well.

Have a nice day.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
Reply #10 - 01/09/18 at 11:04:33
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I'd like to nominate:
e3 Poison, Axel Smith, Quality Chess 2017

Not sure it will give competition to Ntirlis, but I enjoyed it a lot. The explanations were good, interesting choices and the depth of theory about right for me.

From other books not yet nominated I also liked the Nimzo Indian book by Roiz. However I don't use it much, as I prefer the choices Gustafsson made in his Nimzo video series on chess24.
  

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