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Chess and language learning ability?
Hi Everyone,
I am not sure if any concrete research has been done on this, but I was wondering if you think that in terms of cognitive ability, chess ability and language learning are related sk...

Started 11/29/17 at 03:01:23 by BigTy
2 604 Last Post 12/28/17 at 10:36:04
By: h4rl3k1n
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New Firefox browser update
Is anyone using the new Firefox browser update (the one with the blue strip at the top), and if so, are you finding it as slow and laggy as I am? Scroll bar on the right is sticking, and loading and c...

Started 11/18/17 at 12:48:44 by Michael Ayton
5 499 Last Post 11/19/17 at 21:42:32
By: Michael Ayton
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10 reasons Windows 7 is better than Windows 10
I tried 'upgrading' to Windows 10 in September but I was very disappointed, to say the least, and so 'downgraded' back to Win 7 after a week or so. That went pretty well, although I lost the ability t...

Started 11/21/15 at 22:43:30 by GMTonyKosten
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30 13874 Last Post 09/02/17 at 10:15:51
By: Monocle
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Aren't we giving too much importance to openings?
I have the feeling that I am constantly changing my opening repertoire over the months / years in search for the "perfect opening" (or defense). In reality there is no perfect opening, most of opening...

Started 06/05/16 at 11:27:06 by grandpatzer
4 1354 Last Post 09/02/17 at 09:34:57
By: Monocle
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What kind of music do you listen to?
What genre of music do you enjoy and what bands do you find yourself listening to?
I greatly enjoy classic rock, particularly after learning how to play guitar. I listen to a number of classic ba...

Started 10/28/09 at 06:17:27 by up and comer
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By: Bibs
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Vietnam War Music
Hi, I am pretty much into Vietnam War Music, is anybody else too?

Started 02/18/17 at 04:43:14 by MadMax
1 589 Last Post 02/28/17 at 04:00:23
By: Paul
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Howdy, I'm new here. Starter chess player, looking forward to reading the boards

Started 02/18/17 at 04:38:00 by Egon
2 483 Last Post 02/24/17 at 08:05:19
By: SouthofGrey
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New here
Hi, I'm new to the forums. Intermediate chess player, looking forward to reading the boards

Started 11/21/16 at 09:38:12 by Knight
2 651 Last Post 02/14/17 at 05:16:01
By: Paul
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Backgammon rule clarification
Hi all! Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous 2017!
Are there any backgammon enthusiasts among you? Over the holidays, I dusted off an old backgammon set and relearned the rules. I've got every...

Started 12/29/16 at 02:37:17 by Seth_Xoma
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By: Paul
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Hi there.
I'm Paul from the UK. I've been playing chess for about a year / year and a half. So I wouldn't consider myself as a complete beginner.
I'm hoping to get some advice here to improve m...

Started 02/14/17 at 05:06:16 by Paul
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By: Paul
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Smartwatches - what do you do?
I recently bought a smartwatch, which I really enjoy using, but I'm always a bit uneasy when I wear it during a chess game. It (mine) is basically incapable of doing anything other than show the time ...

Started 12/12/16 at 15:20:16 by gwnn
5 958 Last Post 01/18/17 at 09:34:28
By: MartinC
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The world has come to an end
We thought we had reached rock bottom with W. How wrong we were...

Started 11/10/16 at 07:32:28 by Uberdecker
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By: Scarblac
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How did Fischer do it?
How did he give up chess? It's so addictive!!!
My current strategy is to use Stayfocusd (no typo) to keep away from websites I waste time on and I find it works incredibly well. But Babaschess do...

Started 08/15/12 at 06:01:35 by Uhohspaghettio
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By: Knight
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Would you list chess as a hobby?
For CVs or in certain profiles and applications, you are asked to list your hobbies and interests. Would you/do you put chess there? In Ireland practically nobody plays chess, I would say less than a ...

Started 01/29/13 at 23:45:16 by Uhohspaghettio
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By: Knight
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Hi folks
Don't see an introductory thread.
New here. Been playing chess since i was about 7. I'm 38 now. Male, South Africa.
See you around!  Smiley

Started 10/21/16 at 12:16:14 by FourSquare
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By: FourSquare
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Chess Move 'Epiphany'
Why is it that when one plays a move, one can instantly see a tactic which had passed unnoticed  in the previous 5-10 minutes thinking? Even more importantly, how can one avoid it??
-frustrated p...

Started 06/03/16 at 10:19:40 by ham204
9 2117 Last Post 07/20/16 at 21:24:13
By: dfan
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What CAN'T I start a thread about?
Hello, bored again and i want to have a few lols.
So yea the title, i was thinking things like sex, drugs and rock and roll for instance. Whats ok and what isnt?
Note: Modified to correct pu...

Started 07/08/11 at 12:36:58 by Arcticmonkey
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Windows phone chess applications.
I just got the windows phone, but It seems that there is not much good chess applications like on android. What are your favorite chess apps on windows phone?

Started 05/05/16 at 19:02:30 by mjelcic
1 705 Last Post 05/11/16 at 09:51:39
By: Gamesunday
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Worth watching currently at the movies?
Is Elysium worth watching, anyone seen it yet? District 9 by the same director was quite good though this one seems a bit more mainstream...  Undecided
Any other films currently being shown that you wo...

Started 08/09/13 at 16:43:41 by TalJechin
6 2829 Last Post 05/11/16 at 09:50:41
By: Gamesunday
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Chess themed concert?
I was struck by the chess themes here...
Scheveningen, art for art's sake. Plus, is that Loek van Wely on guitar?

Started 05/04/16 at 07:29:09 by ruhroh
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