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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: Pawnpusher
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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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By: BigTy
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Using 1.Nf3 to play a mix of 1.e4/1.d4 openings
Hello Everyone,
After playing both 1.e4 and 1.d4 extensively, I have concluded  the following:
Openings I like facing after 1.e4:
- Sicilian
- 1...e5 2.Nf3 Nc6
Openings I ...

Started 03/08/18 at 00:43:38 by BigTy
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By: BigTy
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Burgess is back

Started 08/16/12 at 12:12:39 by ghenghisclown
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By: helmet
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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 02/23/18 at 01:41:35 by BigTy
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By: ReneDescartes
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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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The game looked some...

Started 02/13/18 at 10:13:36 by gwnn
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By: Stigma
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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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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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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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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
3 558 Last Post 02/01/18 at 11:36:31
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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Chess in Brisbane
Anyone know anything about chess cafes, clubs or anything else in Brisbane ? We're hoping to do a trip to visit relatives there in July / August and I might be able to sneak some time !

Started 01/11/16 at 13:19:14 by Laramonet
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By: rosshickers
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Opening Repertoire for an IT professional
So i just finished that stressful part in life where you are frantically worrying if your degree you just got from college will actually help you get a job, and help you start paying off those student...

Started 06/26/16 at 02:35:23 by VKap
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By: rosshickers
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The thinking proces
Hi
I am wondering about the pros and cons of learning a structured thinking process. I have never realy learned a specific thinking process myself. I often find myself calculating the same variat...

Started 07/03/11 at 14:25:35 by Larsen_fan
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By: rosshickers
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Tips for controlling anger after losing in chess
Do you have some tips on how to contain your anger when you lose for example by
- blundering a won positions
- misplaying the opening
- by playing sub-standard chess against a much lowe...

Started 10/11/16 at 22:19:56 by cyronix
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By: rosshickers
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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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