Another of my duties in London this year was to help present the award for the English Chess Federation Book of the Year.
My two fellow panellists - Ray Edwards and Julian Farrand - were also at Olympia but unfortunately Julian had to leave before the official presentation.
The winning book this year was Timman's Titans and our review can be found here.
The pictures in this report are both © Lennart Ootes (the official photographer of the 2017 London Chess Classic) and lots more from the various Classic events can be found here.
Jan Timman was not available on the day but we were able to present the award to Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam (second left) and Allard Hoogland (far right), both of Timman's Titans publisher New in Chess.