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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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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: KestonyChess
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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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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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List of piece configurations that can't be lost..
.. even with worst possible play.
I presume such a list must exist somewhere, so arbiters know quickly whether a given endgame is lost or drawn if someone's time runs out, but is it easily access...

Started 03/25/17 at 15:06:46 by IsaVulpes
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By: RdC
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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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By: Paul Brondal
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Sam Collins - open games with Bc5
I bought this mostly because I like Sam Collins and I was not disappointed. It seems to be a simple, fun DVD about systems with Bc5:
Spanish 3 .. Bc5 (4 0-0 Nd4; 4 c3 Nf6) - this takes up more than hal...

Started 03/15/17 at 16:08:28 by gwnn
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Suggestion for Black defense against 1d4
For awhile I've been interested in both the Triangle/Noteboom and the Benko. I've looked at both and like the fact that they're both somewhat unusual and give Black some attacking chances. They each h...

Started 02/24/17 at 22:43:40 by Marcellus
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Oxford wants your chess thoughts on one puzzle
They give us one puzzle position.
They want us all to tell them HOW we know that White can easily for a draw, if White does not blunder.

Started 03/16/17 at 06:29:00 by GeneM
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Touch move rule and castling - rook first
Hello! I had a very unfortunate incident in a game in a rapid tournament recently: I castled, O-O, then my opponent pointed out I had moved my rook first, and I should be forced to go Rg1 or Rf1. <br ...

Started 03/12/11 at 21:50:22 by LaurentiuI
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By: Nordlandia
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Good Books on Chess
Hello there.
I'm looking for some good books to get a better and deeper understanding of chess. I was searching some trusted websites online and found so many for sale, I can't really decide.<br ...

Started 02/23/17 at 04:35:25 by Paul
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By: Keano
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Why not 1.e4 at the top level?
I have noticed that very top players are playing d4, c4, Nf3 and 1.e4 is lagging behind. I wonder... is it to avoid the sicilian? or to avoid the Berlin? Or perhaps because 1.e4 is too risky? What do ...

Started 03/06/17 at 23:58:43 by Pingudon
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By: ReneDescartes
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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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1984 Termination
A lot has been said about Campomanes's decision to postpone the match.
I think the REAL reasons were the health of the players. Ok so it was the wrong decision, or he was a fool or whatever, but...

Started 02/25/17 at 12:19:38 by Morlaf
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Not Worth It To Try and Improve Without Tactics?
I like chess. But I absolutely hate doing tactics puzzles. And it's not because I'm not very good at them. It just feels like tedious work trying to improve and I just don't get any enjoyment from doi...

Started 02/23/17 at 04:46:05 by SouthofGrey
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By: ReneDescartes
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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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Arbiter Question: Illegal Move in Time Trouble
FIDE Rules, Section 7.5.b: "After the action taken under Article 7.5.a, for the first completed illegal move by a player the arbiter shall give two minutes extra time to his opponent"

Started 02/14/17 at 23:22:04 by IsaVulpes
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By: RdC
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Can't Decide On Opening Repertoire
I'm a little over 2100 USCF and can't decide on an opening repertoire. I never really had a complete repertoire that I liked. As White I play 1.e4 but I'm not sure what I want to play against the main...

Started 01/09/17 at 13:51:49 by BobbyDigital80
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By: ErictheRed
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So I Think I Want to Learn The Sheveningen...
I am a class player and I am reading the book "Pawn Structure Chess" and I chose to learn the Scheveningen because I wanted to be able to play an opening while having guidance on what I should be thin...

Started 02/10/17 at 17:52:48 by SouthofGrey
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