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Fourteenth Annual
Book of the Year

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Round One

It is time to begin the first round of voting for the 2013 Book of the Year. Voting in this round will remain open until January 6, when the three highest vote-getters will advance to round two.

Round two will then be open for voting from January 8 until January 20. The title then receiving the highest number of votes will be the 2013 Book of the Year. The winner will be announced January 22, 2014.

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First Round Nominees to Date
(Nominees will be updated daily)

Aron Nimzowitsch 1928-1935 by Rudolf Reinhardt (ed.)

Best Play by Alexander Shashin

Botvinnik: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala

Chess Strategy: Move by Move by Adam Hunt

Emil Kemeny: A Life in Chess by John S. Hilbert

From GM to Top Ten by Judit Polgar

Grandmaster Preparation: Attack & Defence by Jacob Aagaard

Kasparov on Kasparov, Part II: 1985-1993 by Garry Kasparov

The King's Gambit by John Shaw

Lisa, a Chess Novel by Jesse Kraai

The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal by Karsten Müller and Raymund Stolze

Mastering Endgame Strategy by Johann Hellsten

The Perfect Pirc by Viktor Moskalenko

Pump Up Your Rating by Axel Smith

Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess by Ivan Sokolov

San Remo 1930 by Robert Sherwood

Simple Attacking Plans by Fred Wilson

Tactics Time 2 by Tim Brennan

Techniques of Positional Play by Valeri Bronznik & Anatoli Terekhin

The World Champions I Knew by Genna Sosonko

The World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book by Dan Heisman

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Previous Book of the Year Winners

Aron Nimzowitsch, 1886-1924
by Per Skjoldager and Jørn Erik Nielsen

Invisible Chess Moves
by Yochanan Afek & Emmanuel Neiman
New In Chess

Chess Duels
by Yasser Seirawan
Everyman Chess

Chess Strategy for Club Players
by Herman Grooten
New In Chess

Forcing Chess Moves
by Charles Hertan
New In Chess

Silman's Complete Endgame Course
by Jeremy Silman
Siles Press

Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics
by G.C. Van Perlo
New In Chess

Learn from the Legends
by Mihail Marin
Quality Chess

Pal Benko: My Life, Games and Compositions
by Pal Benko & Jeremy Silman
Siles Press

Chess Strategy in Action
by John Watson
Gambit Publications

Excelling at Chess
by Jacob Aagaard
Everyman Chess

Understanding Chess Move by Move
by John Nunn
Gambit Publications

Shady Side: The Life and Crimes of Norman Tweed Whitaker
by John S. Hilbert
Caissa Editions

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