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Keep It Simple 1.d4: Christof Sielecki    
  8 (17.4%)
The Modern Defence: Cyrus Lakdawala    
  1 (2.2%)
Opening Repertoire the Ruy Lopez: J. Doknjas    
  0 (0.0%)
Playing the Najdorf: David Vigorito    
  8 (17.4%)
The Modernised Dutch: Adrian Demuth    
  2 (4.3%)
Fight 1. d4 with the Tarrasch: V. Kotronius    
  3 (6.5%)
The Safest Grunfeld Reloaded: A. Delchev    
  4 (8.7%)
The Modern Scotch: Khalifman & Soloviov    
  1 (2.2%)
Opening Repertoire: The Sicilian Najdorf: Doknjas    
  2 (4.3%)
GM repertoire Sicilian Taimanov: Pavlidis    
  6 (13.0%)
New Repertoire for Black and White: Kaufman    
  5 (10.9%)
Squeezing 1.e4 e5: Khalifman and Soloviov    
  6 (13.0%)




Total votes: 46
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IM_Serious wrote on 08/03/20 at 15:06:41:
1) The nominations were not visible without logging in.

2) After voting, the nominations were not visible, even after logging in.

3) The poll results were hidden until the end.

4) There is a bug that the BBS said "thanks for voting" before I voted.


Your 1) and 2) could have some impact. But I'm not sure if they are unusual - has it always been that way? They seem somewhat logical when voting is restricted to registered members and to once per member.

Apart from those, the unusual timing was probably the main reason. I did notice the poll was up, but was a bit too busy to vote right away. Later I forgot all about it.

As usual there are only a few of these I have bought let alone really started studying, but I probably would have voted for Delchev or Sielecki.
  

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Re: ChessPub Book of the year 2019
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I think the main problem was the timing--and a paradoxical effect of pinning the thread. Normally, at least recently, I just go into General Chess, looking around less frequently at the sections for openings I play. Because this thread is pinned, it doesn't appear in the list of most recently active threads inside the main body of General Chess.  I had no idea it actually became a poll in July. It was on hold, nearly frozen, for so many months that I only glanced up at it it every few weeks, and now I look and it lasted three weeks and is over. When the poll is displaced this far from the new year, after so much inaction,  maybe an advertising thread in main General Chess would help--and some more time.

I didn't get to vote for Sielecki, who took an original concept (delaying c2-c4 until White is castled), did a lot of labor, and made it work.
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 08/03/20 at 09:55:47:
Strange, I can't ever remember seeing so few votes, I wonder why?


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bragesjo wrote on 08/03/20 at 07:47:12:
It appears that fewer voted than usual...

Strange, I can't ever remember seeing so few votes, I wonder why?
  
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It appears that fewer voted than usual...
  
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ChessPub Book of the year 2019
07/11/20 at 21:33:54
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Hi All,

Here is the book of the year poll for titles published in 2019.

Closing date is 2 August.

Best wishes,

RP

  

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