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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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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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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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Studying the classics in modern times
I've thought about this a lot over the years: how do we best learn from the classics in modern times? I recently opened Romanovsky's Chess Middlegame Planning because I've never read much of it, but c...

Started 08/13/17 at 22:03:44 by ErictheRed
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Repertoire books with ideas and explanations
I think that the average competitive player greatly needs repertoire books with lots of explanations of ideas and typical plans, and eventually typical tactics and tricks in key positions, rather than...

Started 07/25/17 at 17:05:42 by grandpatzer
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By: Stigma
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Opening books with complete games
I remember in the Old Days that opening books were simply "opening books", e.g. giving the variations, evaluating the positions, and giving the game source, e.g. "with a slight advantage for White, Ta...

Started 07/25/17 at 20:18:29 by grandpatzer
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By: Stigma
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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 BobbyDigital
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"e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
(now with a preview)
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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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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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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American Chess Magazine, $30 per issue
A new high quality chess magazine has begun production: the 'American Chess Magazine'.
$30 per issue is more than I am willing to pay.

Started 07/06/17 at 22:44:30 by GeneM
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By: LeeRoth
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Which of these books is easiest / hardest?
I have three books related to the subject of middlegame:
1) Hellsten: Mastering chess strategy
2) Panchenko: Mastering chess middlegames
3) Mauricio Flores Rios: Chess structures. A gra...

Started 08/06/17 at 16:06:26 by JHamberg
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Opening Repertoire: Narrow&Deep / Broad&Short?
Hiya, fellow OTB tournament players!
Apologies if this thread already exist (I presume it must have?), but a quick search didn't give me any results, if alone because I had no clue what search te...

Started 07/17/17 at 18:19:51 by IsaVulpes
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By: KestonyChess
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Chess Today
Years ago I subscribed to Chess Today, and I might do so once more. But is it still going well? Their website hasn't updated in a decade or so. Anybody who subscribes?

Started 07/31/17 at 16:15:22 by Scarblac
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By: proustiskeen
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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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Chessbase website pay-wall
I regularly visit the Chessbase website and appreciate the frequency with which it is updated. I particularly like the numerous games and positions annotated by strong players and I like to download ...

Started 05/29/17 at 17:08:09 by Paddy
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By: brabo
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What is the Idea of g2-g4 in Queen's Pawn Games?
This is a move I don't really understand all that much. I've seen it played in many variations of the queen's gambit declined and in the semi-slav but it never made much sense to me. In those position...

Started 06/28/17 at 05:02:43 by SouthofGrey
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By: ErictheRed
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Alterman's Gambit Guide
I see that there are videos of the famous "Alterman's Gambit Guide" series other than the three books published by Quality Chess a few years back, covering a lot of openings / variations from either s...

Started 07/13/17 at 08:01:00 by grandpatzer
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