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Poll: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
It's about that time!
I wonder, does it have to be an opening book?

Started 01/08/18 at 05:06:25 by IM_Serious
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By: LeeRoth
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Advertisements for other sites/forums
Would anyone who wishes to advertise content on another site or Forum please have the courtesy to ask me first, otherwise your missive risks being deleted! Cry

Started 05/22/06 at 01:07:36 by GMTonyKosten
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By: ThorGold
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Before asking for help with improvement....
Hi all!
Since 2003, chess publicans have been starting threads asking for chess improvement. 
PLEASE!
Read the previous threads before starting a new one on this topic. 
If possible, add your c...

Started 04/27/10 at 03:33:05 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Poll: ChessPub Opening Book of the Year 2016
Time for the annual vote!
We normally begin with nominations followed by a poll.
Opening books only.  DVDs also count.  Must be published/copyrighted in 2016.

Started 01/08/17 at 19:24:34 by LeeRoth
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By: RoleyPoley
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ChessPub Book of the Year 2015!
Hi all!
It's that time of year again!
What books published for the first time in 2015 deserve to be considered for Chess Book of the Year?
Traditionally, ChessPub only focuses on Openi...

Started 01/06/16 at 16:14:55 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: Keano
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Long Chess In 2018 (Online)
Of course, I know I can find what I'm seeking OTB but when it comes to online, where are the most serious, competitive long games played? Is it still ICC? I haven't had a sub there in a while and am c...

Started 06/12/18 at 09:29:36 by ChessIsWar
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By: Stigma
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1.e4 repertoire recommendations
Hi everyone,
as a long time 1.d4 player, i'd like to take on 1.e4 aswell. Which books/lines would you recommend overall, but more precisely for a strategic oriented player? I am very much at ease...

Started 06/16/18 at 13:54:58 by nocteus
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Is Being Bad At Blitz Games a Problem?
Of course if one wants to be a better blitz player then being bad at thinking quickly and finding tactics under time pressure is a big problem. My question is more about players who are more focused o...

Started 09/30/16 at 20:09:22 by Galeyan
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By: grandpatzer
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Komodo 12+
Similarly to my other thread: I've asked about this on the Chess.com forums but expect to get much better and more credible answers here: I'm using Fritz15 + the newest version of asmfish for analysis...

Started 06/14/18 at 02:08:32 by ChessIsWar
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By: ChessIsWar
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From Gambit after 4...Bg4
A new move in a line against the From gambit. (at least to me)
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.fxd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Bg4
Not easy for White to attain much against this line after 5.e4 or e3. Against a better...

Started 06/14/18 at 16:35:40 by Lat1
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Modernised Nimzo/QGD by Pavlovic
I could find not thread for this book. In any case, am I missing something, but where is coverage of the Exchange Variation?

Started 05/31/18 at 20:51:04 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: grandpatzer
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Geller
Quality Chess is working on a book of Efim Geller's games.  Should be a good one.  Geller tends to be overlooked, but he was one of the greats; good enough to get a section in My Great Predecessors.  ...

Started 06/07/18 at 20:35:58 by LeeRoth
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By: TopNotch
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Opening Repertoire for an IT professional
So i just finished that stressful part in life where you are frantically worrying if your degree you just got from college will actually help you get a job, and help you start paying off those student...

Started 06/26/16 at 02:35:23 by VKap
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By: Monocle
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Looking for some book reconmendations
I wanted to do some brushing up on my chess. I am looking for a good tactics book that explains the ideas, a tactic book with just a lot of positions to test, middle game strategy, and a positional pl...

Started 06/06/18 at 01:44:15 by Mtal
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By: JEH
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Chess Book Review blog
(Note: not selling anything, so I hope this doesn't count as cross-promotion!)
I've started a blog devoted to chess book reviews.  The first two reviews - Hawkins' Amateur to IM, and Lars Bo Hans...

Started 02/03/13 at 05:05:02 by proustiskeen
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By: TD
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"e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
(now with a preview)
http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/295/e3_poison_by_axel_smith/
One thing I was a bit struck by:  the full game in Chapter 1 involves a known tricky line of the 4....

Started 07/12/17 at 19:15:04 by kylemeister
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By: Mtal
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Modern Chess opening databases
I've been looking through the Modern Chess website and there's some interesting stuff on there. I'm particularly interested in their opening databases. The ones I've looked at are priced at 19.90 euro...

Started 04/05/18 at 00:15:31 by Seeley
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By: mn
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What's your "Bogey opening"?
The opening against which you consistently shoot over par, that you dread to see, that leads to uncomfortable middlegame positions where you don't understand the plans.
I hate the French. No matt...

Started 04/07/18 at 13:13:43 by Bancrates
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By: Stigma
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White to play and mate in six.
I missed a really nice combo in my game tonight in club play.  I did go on to win it but won by boring ...

Started 05/31/18 at 05:00:05 by zedwardson
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By: zedwardson
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Thread just disappeared?
What happened to the thread where zedwardson posted on a missed combination?
We were posting on it the last couple of hours, but all of a sudden I can't find it anywhere.

Started 05/31/18 at 17:19:12 by Stigma
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By: ErictheRed
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