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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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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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By: Keano
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My thinking time compared to the opponent's
I almost always tend to think longer than my opponent, which in the end makes me a bit nervous when time-trouble is starting, because by then I am always behind on the clock. A clubmate of mine doesn'...

Started 02/04/15 at 15:56:51 by TD
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The thread on Yusupov's books disappeared.
Hi, a thread just vanished--the one on Yusupov that lately featured a discussion of cheating with 3-D OCR. Can anyone see it?

Started 12/10/17 at 14:25:17 by ReneDescartes
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By: pawngrabber
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Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
The one that starts here:-
http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/2/16/build_up_your_chess_1_-_artur_yusupo...
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: pawngrabber
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Have you ever played the EXACT same game twice?
Hi Everyone,
I was just thinking about this the other day while reflecting on how deeply many opening variations have been analysed these days...
Early repetitions and forced draws aside (s...

Started 12/05/17 at 02:12:41 by BigTy
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By: bobbyh64
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Max v Magnus
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Max Deutsch, a 25 year-old speed learner, studied chess for a month and then took on Magnus Carlsen in an exhibition game. 
Needless to say, Magn...

Started 11/20/17 at 22:26:14 by LeeRoth
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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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Best/worst countries for playing chess?
Hi Everyone,
Just interested on your opinion regarding the best and worst countries, or cities, to live for chess players. Note that I am not asking about which countries produce the best (and w...

Started 11/30/17 at 07:05:04 by BigTy
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By: Stigma
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Najdorf: best winning try. Agree or disagree?
Hello Everyone,
My apologies if this topic has already been discussed here.
While looking through a sample of the new Dismantling the Sicilian book, I noticed that the author boldly states...

Started 11/29/17 at 01:16:00 by BigTy
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By: GabrielGale
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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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By: CanadianClub
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Are "winning" and "beating" a bit out of fashion?
Am I the only one noticing a new fashion in chess opening book titles? The incredibly popular, some time ago, "Winning" and "Beating" are no longer that popular, most recent books containing "modern",...

Started 11/29/17 at 20:43:41 by grandpatzer
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By: BigTy
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How to stop being ambivalent about my defences?
Hello Everyone,
I often have trouble making decisions in many things beyond chess openings (a typical Libra if you want to get astrological), but when it comes to my defences, it often seems lik...

Started 11/29/17 at 02:12:09 by BigTy
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By: Jupp53
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Titled players who play unpopular openings
Can anyone name any players of IM level or above, who play offbeat or unpopular openings as their MAIN defence with black?
I don't mean people like Jobava or Morozevich who sometimes play offbeat...

Started 08/18/17 at 13:51:35 by Monocle
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By: ReneDescartes
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Charlie Storey - The Sniper
A Chessbase DVD. Surprisingly Mr. Storey doesn't know about IM Bangievs "Felderstrategie" (Square strategy) CDs. Bangiev proposed a complete repertoire for Black based on 1...g6 2...Bg7 3...c5 in 2006...

Started 11/12/17 at 09:14:16 by alyechin
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By: mn
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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: IM_Serious
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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: Michael
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Looking for a training partner, Elo ~2300
Hi everyone!
I'm looking for a training partner around my level (or higher Smiley ) whom I can have some blitz games with in opening variations that are interesting and share tips with. I believe tha...

Started 11/03/17 at 01:15:41 by Chess-Student
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