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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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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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Before asking for help with improvement....
Hi all!
Since 2003, chess publicans have been starting threads asking for chess improvement. 
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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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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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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A guide to consistent underperformance in Chess
Chapter 1 - Study and Preparation
Step 1: Pick a highly theoretical opening repertoire that you don't have time to learn/maintain.
Step 2: Start reading a lot of chess books, but finish very...

Started Today at 11:19:08 by Bancrates
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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: MaxJudd
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Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian and French by Shaw
Anyone has a bit more info regarding this book, to this day? When is it going to be published? It it still Spring 2017, as from the Publisher's schedule, or it's delayed?
My understanding is that...

Started 04/17/17 at 12:28:40 by grandpatzer
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How Ulf Beats Black - Lakdawala
Anyone can share his / her impressions about this new book, based on legendary Ulf Andersson's repertoire? From the excerpt it looks like a very interesting work. What lines are played vs the major Bl...

Started 03/25/18 at 08:35:47 by grandpatzer
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Play only decent openings against juniors?
Am I corrupting young minds?
At the club the other night I was volunteered for a 10-minute game against a young lad. I ended up with black. Usually I would aim for 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4?!, but...

Started 04/15/18 at 12:01:02 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: brabo
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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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How to Beat the Open Games - Johnsen
Who is so kind to write a short review of this recent book, and if possible what are the lines suggested for Black? Thank you.

Started 04/13/18 at 08:33:34 by grandpatzer
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'Strike like Judit'
Interesting is this new book on chess and industrial action.
Even better is the planned follow-up: Piket's Pickets.
Piket doesn't play OTB anymore, sadly, but apparently went postal with h...

Started 04/08/18 at 12:42:25 by Bibs
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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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Candidates do not play sicilian
In the very recent Candidates tournament every time any one play 1.e4 black would respond with e5. If they are trying very hard to win why not play Najdorf or other sicilian? Is the sicilian at that l...

Started 03/27/18 at 20:03:14 by Pingudon
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By: Pingudon
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What does being an 'openings expert' really mean?
Hey Everyone,
One term I see thrown around a lot in the chess literature, and elsewhere, is the term 'openings expert.' Often on the back of books you will see a phrase such as 'GM (name) is a re...

Started 03/05/18 at 00:07:18 by BigTy
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By: Nickajack
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Keeping your repertoire on a mobile device
I am pretty much addicted to my iPad for chess. There are a number of great ebook apps out there, and plenty of apps to play against others.
One thing that I've found lacking is a nice way of doc...

Started 03/15/18 at 22:31:25 by gillbod
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By: Mike Leahy
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Arena fide ratings
This morning I still mentioned that Edouard Romain achieved in June 2014, a rating of + 2700 by looking up the data on fide website and now just a few hours later I am blocked. See :http://www.chesspu...

Started 07/24/15 at 15:04:27 by brabo
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By: messworthy
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Grandmaster Insides - Dlugy
I looked at the sample. There appear to be no internal organs at all displayed in the text. Not even a spleen, vented or otherwise. Surely a misleading title? I'm not buying.
I've not been more d...

Started 03/21/18 at 06:09:09 by Bibs
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By: kylemeister
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Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
The one that starts here:-
Serious question:
Are there any documented cases of someone working their w...

Started 01/27/17 at 13:02:25 by JonathanB
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