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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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Elo and Rapid Elo count
I played an event where I lost about 5 rapid elo points. However if I had played the same results vs the same players and if it had been standard time I would instead have gained 15 elo points. I thin...

Started 12/13/18 at 10:03:33 by bragesjo
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Mental Strength & Converting Won Positions
...is something I struggle with a lot. I can play a great game for 3/4 of the game, reach a technically winning position, only to somehow take my foot off the gas and let my chance slip.
This is ...

Started 11/29/18 at 10:51:21 by Bancrates
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By: Bancrates
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Post-mortem analysis on that locked thread
You know the one. Best keep this as impersonal and dispassionate as possible, it would help to not name names. But, if we don't learn from our blunders, we are doomed to repeat them.
I lurk on El...

Started 12/04/18 at 03:49:43 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: Stigma
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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: Laramonet
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Penalty Time - a fairer system for tiebreaks?
The problem with the World Championship match format is perhaps that the leap from classical to rapid games in the tie-break is a leap too far. It is not a bad idea to play more games per day more lik...

Started 12/02/18 at 23:02:06 by jewelmind
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By: mn
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Chess set for 13 year old prodigy
My grandson who is something of a chess prodigy is about to turn 13. His dad says that he would like a nice chess set for his room. He has several portable or traveling sets, but this would be somethi...

Started 11/26/18 at 10:44:52 by Cynthia Moore
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By: Cynthia Moore
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Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player: Volume 1
Has anyone seen this book by Robert Ris ? The sample I've seen looks intriguing.

Started 11/21/18 at 20:44:29 by Laramonet
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By: Laramonet
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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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Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
I want to start a discussion about this repertoire.
The main choices are:
Sicilian: Rossolimo against 2...Nc6, Moscow against 2...d6, Alapin against 2...e6
Open Games: Scotch 4Knights a...

Started 07/14/18 at 19:27:57 by alyechin
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By: grandpatzer
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Hoy do you think in ches?
Dear  friends: I think the most important thing in chess is the way we think. A friend told me to think this way: 1) what is the threat of the other player? 2) Do I have a check? 3) Can i capture anyt...

Started 11/02/18 at 20:49:45 by Pingudon
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By: Jupp53
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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: IsaVulpes
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To "old" to learn the Open Games with Black?
Hello, I am a 61 year old player, rated 1900+ national and 2000+ FIDE. For about 30+ years I have played the Sicilian (Dragon) with Black, than about 15 years the Caro-Kann and now about 3 years the S...

Started 08/14/18 at 16:37:37 by TD
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By: ReneDescartes
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Opening selection according Erik Kislik
I'm reading Erik Kislik's book 'Applying logic in chess'.
In the Opening strategy chapter he writes:
If you are under 1600, you may want to think about putting together a small and compa...
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Started 09/30/18 at 19:30:39 by msiipola
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Internet chess platform with many titled players
My ICC subscription expired a whilst ago when I was too busy to play online. Now in 2018 I see they have platforms like lichess and other stuff, I never heard of some of them.
Which platform(s) ...

Started 09/16/18 at 21:20:35 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Nickajack
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