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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: Stigma
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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: KestonyChess
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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: KestonyChess
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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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Bishops
Dear ChessPubbers,
Came across this on GM Davies blog on chess improvement by one of his regular co-contributors. The question asked: which bishop should White exchanged off?
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Started yesterday at 07:25:49 by GabrielGale
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Kramnik game
Wow, check out Kramnik's game yesterday:
http://en.chessbase.com/post/gashimov-memorial-2017-kramnik-sacs-his-rook
Hillarp-Persson calls it a "marvellous swindle," but it's more than that. I...

Started 04/25/17 at 16:14:01 by ReneDescartes
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By: ErictheRed
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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: mn
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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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"Intermediate" Book vs Sicilian/French/Caro
Hi!
Wasn't sure whether this would be better placed as 3 separate threads in the respective subforums, but since my ideal would be a singular book, I'll try it here (feel free to tell me if th...

Started 03/31/17 at 04:48:02 by IsaVulpes
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By: MNb
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New angle in studying the Sicilian in a chess book
On 2017-04-17, Bill Harvey self-published an interesting new chess book about the Sicilian Dragon defense, titled - "Sicilian Dragon: 536 characteristic chess puzzles".
It takes the novel approach of b...

Started 04/16/17 at 06:46:49 by GeneM
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By: ReneDescartes
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Kirsan resigns?
http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/10090-kirsan-ilyumzhin...
Could there be light at the end of this FIDE tunnel? Or could t...

Started 03/27/17 at 15:01:17 by Bibs
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By: Keano
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An inspiring story from the US Women Championship
What do you say to the following?
1) You have competed in 7 previous US Women Champs, with 5th the best in 2016
2) This year, You are ranked 6th out of a field of 12
3) When you applied...

Started 04/10/17 at 13:06:23 by GabrielGale
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By: Keano
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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: LeeRoth
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Voting for opening book of the year
I've started a poll for the book of the year vote.  Its in the important topics section.  Above the fold.

Started 04/01/17 at 15:14:49 by LeeRoth
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By: LeeRoth
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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: Paul Brondal
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My 60 Memorable Games - algebraic edition
I have both the 1995 and 2008 algebraic editions of Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games, and I was wondering if there was a version of the book that has the same format as the 1995 edition but without the...

Started 03/27/17 at 08:04:24 by BobbyDigital80
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By: RdC
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List of piece configurations that can't be lost..
.. even with worst possible play.
I presume such a list must exist somewhere, so arbiters know quickly whether a given endgame is lost or drawn if someone's time runs out, but is it easily access...

Started 03/25/17 at 15:06:46 by IsaVulpes
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By: RdC
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Sam Collins - open games with Bc5
I bought this mostly because I like Sam Collins and I was not disappointed. It seems to be a simple, fun DVD about systems with Bc5:
Spanish 3 .. Bc5 (4 0-0 Nd4; 4 c3 Nf6) - this takes up more than hal...

Started 03/15/17 at 16:08:28 by gwnn
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By: gwnn
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Suggestion for Black defense against 1d4
For awhile I've been interested in both the Triangle/Noteboom and the Benko. I've looked at both and like the fact that they're both somewhat unusual and give Black some attacking chances. They each h...

Started 02/24/17 at 22:43:40 by Marcellus
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By: MNb
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