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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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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: KestonyChess
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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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Playing 1.d4 d5 A Classical Repertoire, Ntirlis
I am happy to see this forthcoming book in Quality Chess Publishing Schedule, considering that the 1.e4 e5 book by same author was so good IMHO. Anyone has perhaps a bit more info on what defenses are...

Started 04/17/17 at 12:33:14 by grandpatzer
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Ilyumzhinov asked not to run for President
Executive Board Asks Ilyumzhinov Not To Run For President
https://www.chess.com/news/view/executive-board-asks-ilyumzhinov-not-to-run-for-...
It looks like his FIDE career is coming to...

Started 10/13/17 at 20:58:54 by Keano
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By: Keano
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Correspondence Chess in a new age
Hello,
I am a 2375 rated correspondence player.
I am looking to become a CCGM and I really want to up my game. The only problem is I have been about 2375~ for nearly 7 years. I suppose a big...

Started 09/02/17 at 17:36:21 by trw
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By: Jupp53
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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: ErictheRed
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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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ICCF Database error
So I play the KID with both colors at correspondence (rather successfully I might add).
And a rather dodgy way to play against a player is to look up their own lines and play it against them. In...

Started 09/02/17 at 18:16:45 by trw
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By: trw
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Building a queenless middlegame repertoire.
I play significantly better with queens off the board. I have no idea why nor did I ever set out to be good at queenless positions, it's just happened naturally. Last Monday I even beat someone 113 po...

Started 06/06/16 at 03:21:18 by AlienOctopus
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By: mn
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What has changed since "Starting out: 1. d4!"?
I've never played anything but 1. e4. So, while I have some familiarity with the landscape of king's pawn openings, I remain markedly ignorant of both sides of 1. d4, having played only the QGD agains...

Started 10/02/17 at 21:10:49 by phonological_loop
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By: kylemeister
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My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White
Hi, for those who didnt notice, there is an upcoming book called "My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White: A Turn-key Package for Ambitious Beginners" by Vincent Moret, published by NewInChess.<br...

Started 01/20/16 at 09:43:11 by phenex
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Play 1...d6 against everything
https://www.newinchess.com/play-1-d6-against-everything
New book. I'm interested in their recommendation of the Antoshin Philidor - I've tried to make this work a number of times, but I couldn't ...

Started 09/20/17 at 21:51:14 by mn
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By: gillbod
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Tactical exercises
As I'm planning to play some OTB chess again I think it useful to do some exercises. I've visited two websites, but they are way too easy for me (20 seconds for focusing and some more for finding the ...

Started 09/19/17 at 18:15:06 by MNb
7 449 Last Post 09/20/17 at 09:34:29
By: tipau
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Chess publishing on a Mac
I realize that the heading might be misleading. I'm looking for recommendations for Mac-compatible software that will enable chess writing. I enjoyed using Chessbase in a previous life, but would be g...

Started 09/18/17 at 21:45:31 by HgMan
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By: Bondefanger
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Books To Improve?
What are some good books to help a 2100 USCF player get better? I'm not interested in a long series of books, just a few really good ones that cover stuff like tactics, strategy, endgames, and anythin...

Started 08/15/17 at 00:01:15 by bobbyh64
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By: ErictheRed
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New YOUTUBE channel by chess coach
Dear chess players and fans, I am young and enthusiastic chess coach who loves to work with passionate chess players all around the world and I decided to start my own new youtube channel. I' am chess...

Started 08/17/16 at 20:01:31 by KestonyChess
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Favourite chess book of last 6 months
I know it's a bit early for a 'Book of the Year' Award, but I'm thinking of buying quite a few chess books in the coming days. Some good ones have probably been mentioned in different threads, but I w...

Started 09/09/17 at 11:15:46 by TN
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By: HgMan
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Fastest way to learn a new opening
I am sure we can all contribute to this one.
What methods do you use to learn a new opening when you don't play it all? (For example switching from 1. e4 e5 to the sicilian).
What about when...

Started 09/02/17 at 18:29:48 by trw
3 392 Last Post 09/05/17 at 02:27:45
By: proustiskeen
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