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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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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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"Cannot win by normal means" (or no effort)
I was reading the FIDE rulebook and got reminded of the game I played last summer. My rating is about 1700, my opponent's was about 1900.
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Started 02/13/18 at 10:13:36 by gwnn
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By: Stigma
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Deciding what to play based on opponent's level
I was thinking about this the other day... For those of you who regularly employ more than one defence to 1.e4/1.d4, how do you decide which one to play? Is the level of your opponent one of the main ...

Started yesterday at 01:41:35 by BigTy
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Armenia, chess compulsory in school
ARMENIA: "The country breeding a generation of chess whizz kids"
http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43084816
"Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have had compulsory chess...

Started 02/21/18 at 09:15:21 by GeneM
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By: brabo
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Books on Analyzing One's Own Games
Hi,
Does anyone know of any other books in a similar vein to (the late) Colin Crouch's "Why We Lose at Chess" and "Analyze your Chess" (i.e. author has a look at their own games and examines the...

Started 01/03/18 at 10:18:24 by mn
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By: brabo
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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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Black repertoire combos
Some people like to link their responses to 1. e4 and 1. d4, sometimes for practical reasons, sometimes for no reasons  Huh
There's a number of these that's I've come across:
The Monarch's ...

Started 05/05/16 at 10:52:52 by JEH
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Kingpin magazine
Does anyone know if the magazine Kingpin has been discontinued?
I am looking to acquire some back issues (specifically issue 27) and their website seems to be out of order.

Started 02/18/18 at 12:29:01 by Dragonslayer
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By: TalJechin
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Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian and French by Shaw
Anyone has a bit more info regarding this book, to this day? When is it going to be published? It it still Spring 2017, as from the Publisher's schedule, or it's delayed?
My understanding is that...

Started 04/17/17 at 12:28:40 by grandpatzer
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By: TopNotch
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Modern Chess
The Modern Chess website has been down for some time, and they are not answering emails; yet they are still sending out notifications of new publications! Does anyone know what is going on?

Started 02/14/18 at 09:51:58 by Straggler
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By: Straggler
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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: Karpfenkopf
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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: bragesjo
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The Shereshevsky Method
I know in the past Shereshevsky's books were much discussed here. This is the Soviet Chess Conveyor ( I really wanted a copy after reading many comments) but evidently much expanded, and or edited. I ...

Started 02/03/18 at 12:37:50 by Pawnpusher
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By: Stigma
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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: BigTy
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Stockfish 9 Released !
Stockfish 9
Official release version of Stockfish 9
Bench 5023629
github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish

Started 01/31/18 at 12:26:18 by IM_Serious
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By: TD
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Would an underpromotion have saved me here?
Hi all.  I didn't finish this game well and it makes it worse that it was a correspondant game so i had 3 days to make a move.  However, i think i bottled an underpromotion on move 42 that may have sa...

Started 10/17/16 at 13:40:59 by hackthekingsass
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By: Jupp53
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Any opinions on Igor Smirnov's training courses?
Has anybody tried any of the training courses GM Igor Smirnov sells (for download)?
I have subscribed to his mailing list for some time and the small videos and tips served there have been good. ...

Started 05/10/11 at 17:20:14 by Stigma
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