The book, published by Quality Chess, received the highest number of votes from the ACP members, who could choose out of 15 books nominated by the leading chess publishing houses of the world. The contest took place between March 15 and April 12 on the ACP website.
The final results were a close call, as Grandmaster Preparation – Calculation edged out Judit Polgar‘s How I Beat Fischer’s Record (Quality Chess) by only one vote and Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen by Adrian Mikhalchishin and Oleg Stetsko (Olms) by five votes. A total of 167 votes were cast.
The 2013 Book of the Year award followed on the success of its first edition, jointly won by Mark Dvoretsky and John Nunn. The ACP Board wishes to congratulate author Jacob Aagaard and publisher Quality Chess on their success against such an exquisite field of contenders.