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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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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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Chess history Video Fischer v Tal fake Caro!
http://www.euscreen.eu/item.html?id=EUS_2308C7C86D13ADC6C547A262C385799F
Just came across this video of 1959 Candidates
Interesting moment about 59 seconds in Fischer 1 e4. Tal c6 keeps hol...

Started 06/13/16 at 10:02:17 by FischerTal
7 1513 Last Post Today at 08:37:15
By: TD
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ECF charge to play in England
I've played in tournaments in England before and also in Bulgaria and Greece, as well as my native Wales. However, for the next tournament I am to play in, again in England, I have had to pay a fee be...

Started 08/13/18 at 21:43:16 by Laramonet
6 245 Last Post Yesterday at 15:03:26
By: brabo
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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: RdC
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Smith and Tikkanen's Woodpecker Method
a book on 'the woodpecker method' is coming soon from quality chess, with the ebook is out already. i was hoping to have a short discussion on it.
for the benefit of those who don't know, the met...

Started 07/19/18 at 13:50:09 by gillbod
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By: tipau
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Best instructive writing on open positions?
In my junior days, my results only started improving when I moved away from open positions, studied a bit of Nimzowitsch, Silman and Dvoretsky, and started playing closed and especially fluid position...

Started 08/07/18 at 22:42:47 by Stigma
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By: ReneDescartes
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Poll: Should I play exclusively a universal system?
I'm a 1700 Elo player. In the far future, I aim to get up to 2100-2300 Elo (2300 Elo is the most optimistic scenario, I am certain that I will never try to go beyond 2300 Elo).
During all my past...

Started 08/12/18 at 03:05:50 by Marc Benford
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By: Straggler
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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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By: ReneDescartes
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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: alyechin
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online chess coach
hello, i have been searching for an online chess coach recently, ( on ICC ) and i found some interesting options, but unable to chose the best one! ... i need some help figuring out what to chose! i a...

Started 07/23/18 at 03:12:12 by amberteresa
5 291 Last Post 07/23/18 at 15:44:59
By: ErictheRed
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Modernised Nimzo/QGD by Pavlovic
I could find not thread for this book. In any case, am I missing something, but where is coverage of the Exchange Variation?

Started 05/31/18 at 20:51:04 by Leon_Trotsky
11 946 Last Post 07/21/18 at 19:51:23
By: ErictheRed
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Missing Woodpecker thread
Here's a link to the disappearing Woodpecker thread:
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1532004609

Started 07/21/18 at 18:33:55 by ReneDescartes
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By: ReneDescartes
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Bishop-pair valuable because...why exactly?
Why is having the bishop-pair more valuable than having a knight and bishop?
One popular answer is that a bishop is slightly more valuable than a knight: if the knight is worth 3.0 units of value...

Started 07/04/18 at 11:27:10 by GeneM
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By: MNb
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Geller
Quality Chess is working on a book of Efim Geller's games.  Should be a good one.  Geller tends to be overlooked, but he was one of the greats; good enough to get a section in My Great Predecessors.  ...

Started 06/07/18 at 20:35:58 by LeeRoth
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By: ReneDescartes
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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: CanadianClub
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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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