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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2020 Nominations
Reply #9 - 04/23/21 at 02:40:50
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I'll nominate "The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit" from QC.

It is a great book, full of entertaining and explanatory prose, and with a nice mix of theory and complete games -- a model for what an opening book should be in my opinion, even if it is about a questionable opening.
  
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Reply #8 - 04/15/21 at 17:37:25
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Paul Brondal wrote on 04/15/21 at 10:53:08:
I'm nominating the Quality Chess book Playing the Stonewall written by Sedlak.

The book contains so many good ideas and novelties, so it is really an enjoyable read.  For me, it is also very positive that the book has several complete games.

Thanks for bringing this book to my attention, after looking at the excerpt it may be the first new book I purchase in years!
  
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Reply #7 - 04/15/21 at 10:53:08
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I'm nominating the Quality Chess book Playing the Stonewall written by Sedlak.

The book contains so many good ideas and novelties, so it is really an enjoyable read.  For me, it is also very positive that the book has several complete games.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2020 Nominations
Reply #6 - 04/13/21 at 10:11:30
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emary wrote on 04/12/21 at 10:20:55:
I want to suggest a second category:
"Best Online Resource of the Year 2020"
The title is not precise, opening DVDs etc should also be included.

Maybe this is the wrong thread to post this suggestion and
maybe it comes too late for 2020.

Nethertheless I want to nominate
Lifetime Repertoires: Sethuraman's 1. e4 e5
(chessable.com, October 2020) for this not yet existing category.

Generally I prefer books, but there has been great stuff online recently.
I especially think of chessable, chess24 and modern-chess.com (Opening Camp: "The Italian Game" is very interesting for instance).


Impressive content from Sethuraman, certainly. And I look forward to more from him. But I’ll admit to struggling with the presenter’s awkwardly staccato delivery.
  
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Reply #5 - 04/12/21 at 16:06:39
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emary wrote on 04/12/21 at 11:44:45:
I want to correct my previous post:

"Best Electronic Resource about Chess Openings"
would have been more sensible.

I nominate Chesspublishing.com which stands head and shoulders above the rest.
  

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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2020 Nominations
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I want to correct my previous post:

"Best Electronic Resource about Chess Openings"
would have been more sensible.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2020 Nominations
Reply #3 - 04/12/21 at 10:20:55
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I want to suggest a second category:
"Best Online Resource of the Year 2020"
The title is not precise, opening DVDs etc should also be included.

Maybe this is the wrong thread to post this suggestion and
maybe it comes too late for 2020.

Nethertheless I want to nominate
Lifetime Repertoires: Sethuraman's 1. e4 e5
(chessable.com, October 2020) for this not yet existing category.

Generally I prefer books, but there has been great stuff online recently.
I especially think of chessable, chess24 and modern-chess.com (Opening Camp: "The Italian Game" is very interesting for instance).
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2020 Nominations
Reply #2 - 04/08/21 at 14:14:51
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The following three books are my best of 2020:

The Caro Kann Revisited: A Complete Repertoire for Black, by Francesco Rambaldi (Thinkers Press). A fine study of the 'new' Caro with 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 and 3.e5 c5, with an enormous amount of original analysis.

Playing the Petroff: A Bulletproof Repertoire, by Swapnil Dhopade (Quality Chess). A complete repertoire for Black with 1.e4 e5, where the main aim is to concede no ground at all to White. There are many original suggestions, and for me the balance between variations and explanations is pretty much ideal.

The Italian Renaissance (two volumes), by Martyn Kravtsiv (Quality Chess). Another 1.e4 e5 repertoire, this time from the White side. The mainstay is the slow Italian (with c3 and d3), and the author covers move orders with both 2.Bc4 and 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This is a serious attempt to show an advantage for White, and you can clearly see the effort the author has put into it.

Every author and every publisher who managed to get a book out in 2020 deserves all the accolades going.
  
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Re: ChessPub Book of the Year 2020 Nominations
Reply #1 - 04/05/21 at 21:38:58
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Hello.

I'm nominating "1.e4 vs Minor Defences", Parimarjan Negi, Quality Chess 2020.

Motivation: Excellent explanations. Lots of new ideas. Great book overall.

Have a nice day.
  
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ChessPub Book of the Year 2020 Nominations
04/05/21 at 21:24:01
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Go!

(No nominations from me, every year I count on y'all to let me know which books are worth buying.)

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