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FIDE Book Award 2020 Shortlist

The Averbakh-Boleslavsky Award.

After intensive discussions we came yesterday to a short list of the 3 best books of 2019 in alphabetical order:

“Beyond Material” by Davorin Kuljasevic (New in Chess);

“Game Changer” by Matthew Sadler & Natasha Regan (New in Chess);

“Small Steps 2 Success” by Sam Shankland (Quality Chess).

We are very happy about the level of the competition, which was very high.

All books have their merits and I am sure that all of them would be appreciated by readers. The quality of the material was excellent, so we have a really difficult choice.

I quote fellow juror Nigel Short who said: “All three books are original, instructive and entertaining”.

Best regards

Artur Jussupow