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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #22 - yesterday at 17:08:05
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RoleyPoley wrote on 12/26/19 at 17:06:54:
IsaVulpes wrote on 12/26/19 at 16:52:41:
Do chessable courses count as books?  Wink Then Gustafsson takes this easily ..


Good question and one we probably need to agree on before the book of the year thread starts in earnest. Perhaps it is time to have a book/ebook award and another one for DVDs/(chessable) trainers?


I think the time has come to either include DVDs, videos, chessable courses, etc. or have a separate category for them.

Perhaps we can ask RoleyPoley, as moderator, to oversee any remaining nominations and then set up the poll?

  
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #21 - yesterday at 15:55:34
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For me it's Keep It Simple 1.d4 by Christof Sielecki.

An early shout for 2020 is the Caro Kann Revisited by Rambaldi but that's only based on the main line section that I've been through !
  
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #20 - 06/04/20 at 19:50:41
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Hi.

Was there a poll?

Otherwise it would seem like a good idea to have one. An award like chesspub book of the year is great for whoever does well and it helps spread knowledge of the forum.

Have a nice evening.
  
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Reply #19 - 06/04/20 at 16:14:04
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Better late than never! I don't know if I bought any openings books with 2019 date, but I might, based on the result of the poll. Plus it's nice to recognize a good effort by chess book authors, who probably don't make much money for their time.
  
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Reply #18 - 06/04/20 at 15:42:42
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Any interest in reviving this or do we just let it go?
  
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Reply #17 - 02/11/20 at 13:09:15
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Is there a cutoff for this? Some goal date?
Just ordered the Tarrasch book by Kotronias, would be neat if I had the time to look at it before the poll opens, but at the same time the vote should presumably not wait until June
  
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #16 - 01/02/20 at 20:55:26
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Lakdawala, must sell, if he has contracts to write books.
Straggler, what opening book would you list as a nominee?

Top of year, to everyone!
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #15 - 01/02/20 at 20:09:49
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RivertonKnight wrote on 12/25/19 at 19:47:10:
I want to give thumbs up for ... Cyrus Lakdawala's: The Modern Defence.

Somewhat surprised to read this. I would nominate it as the worst book of the year. Though I admit it would have to contend with all the other Lakdawala books.
  
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #14 - 12/28/19 at 15:53:51
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bragesjo wrote on 12/28/19 at 15:28:09:
I suggest we wait several monts before we vote since there I am inclined to nomiate I book I have not read yet Smiley

"Squeezing 1.e4 e5: a Solid Strategic Approach" by Alexander Khalifman and Sergei Soloviov (Chess stars).

The book has been realised but the store where I usually buy books has not got it yet.

I dont think we are near to launching the poll yet, but its good to get people starting to think of their candidates early.  Smiley
  

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I suggest we wait several monts before we vote since there I am inclined to nomiate I book I have not read yet Smiley

"Squeezing 1.e4 e5: a Solid Strategic Approach" by Alexander Khalifman and Sergei Soloviov (Chess stars).

The book has been realised but the store where I usually buy books has not got it yet.
  
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #12 - 12/28/19 at 07:45:25
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BigTy wrote on 12/28/19 at 06:54:23:
I'll nominate Pavlidis' GM repertoire Sicilian Taimanov, as it seems no one has done so yet.


Agree this is a great book and a very deserving nomination...

PS ..I don't work for Quality Chess!
  
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #11 - 12/28/19 at 07:10:37
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Bibs wrote on 12/27/19 at 12:02:22:
Jon Tait - do you work for Everyman?


Not directly. But I did do some work on that particular book. If anything I think that makes my opinion more meaningful not less; i.e. of all the books I've looked at in far more detail than anyone else here will have or is ever going to, the Doknjas' Najdorf stuck out for me. Hence I nominated it. But as IsaVulpes says, no else has to vote for it.
  

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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #10 - 12/28/19 at 06:54:23
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I'll nominate Pavlidis' GM repertoire Sicilian Taimanov, as it seems no one has done so yet.
  
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #9 - 12/28/19 at 05:55:11
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Bibs wrote on 12/27/19 at 12:02:22:
It’s normally appropriate to have a ‘full disclosure, I work for the publisher’ type comment, if this relates to anyone here.

Jon Tait - do you work for Everyman?

I don't think this matters much, to be honest.

If the book is good, it would most likely have been nominated anyhow; if it's not, it won't get any votes in  the poll.
I can't imagine a book being good/popular enough to win, but having to rely on its publisher for a nomination..

So it might be more 'honest' to disclose that, but I don't feel like it's altogether necessary
  
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Re: 2019 Opening Books of the Year!
Reply #8 - 12/27/19 at 12:02:22
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It’s normally appropriate to have a ‘full disclosure, I work for the publisher’ type comment, if this relates to anyone here.

Jon Tait - do you work for Everyman?
  
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