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My thinking time compared to the opponent's
I almost always tend to think longer than my opponent, which in the end makes me a bit nervous when time-trouble is starting, because by then I am always behind on the clock. A clubmate of mine doesn'...

Started 02/04/15 at 15:56:51 by TD
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The thread on Yusupov's books disappeared.
Hi, a thread just vanished--the one on Yusupov that lately featured a discussion of cheating with 3-D OCR. Can anyone see it?

Started 12/10/17 at 14:25:17 by ReneDescartes
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By: pawngrabber
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Max v Magnus
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Max Deutsch, a 25 year-old speed learner, studied chess for a month and then took on Magnus Carlsen in an exhibition game. 
Needless to say, Magn...

Started 11/20/17 at 22:26:14 by LeeRoth
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By: ErictheRed
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Best/worst countries for playing chess?
Hi Everyone,
Just interested on your opinion regarding the best and worst countries, or cities, to live for chess players. Note that I am not asking about which countries produce the best (and w...

Started 11/30/17 at 07:05:04 by BigTy
3 347 Last Post 12/03/17 at 22:37:48
By: Stigma
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Najdorf: best winning try. Agree or disagree?
Hello Everyone,
My apologies if this topic has already been discussed here.
While looking through a sample of the new Dismantling the Sicilian book, I noticed that the author boldly states...

Started 11/29/17 at 01:16:00 by BigTy
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By: GabrielGale
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Are "winning" and "beating" a bit out of fashion?
Am I the only one noticing a new fashion in chess opening book titles? The incredibly popular, some time ago, "Winning" and "Beating" are no longer that popular, most recent books containing "modern",...

Started 11/29/17 at 20:43:41 by grandpatzer
3 253 Last Post 11/30/17 at 04:17:48
By: BigTy
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How to stop being ambivalent about my defences?
Hello Everyone,
I often have trouble making decisions in many things beyond chess openings (a typical Libra if you want to get astrological), but when it comes to my defences, it often seems lik...

Started 11/29/17 at 02:12:09 by BigTy
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By: Jupp53
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Titled players who play unpopular openings
Can anyone name any players of IM level or above, who play offbeat or unpopular openings as their MAIN defence with black?
I don't mean people like Jobava or Morozevich who sometimes play offbeat...

Started 08/18/17 at 13:51:35 by Monocle
12 1421 Last Post 11/23/17 at 01:36:58
By: ReneDescartes
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ICCF Database error
So I play the KID with both colors at correspondence (rather successfully I might add).
And a rather dodgy way to play against a player is to look up their own lines and play it against them. In...

Started 09/02/17 at 18:16:45 by trw
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By: Michael
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Looking for a training partner, Elo ~2300
Hi everyone!
I'm looking for a training partner around my level (or higher Smiley ) whom I can have some blitz games with in opening variations that are interesting and share tips with. I believe tha...

Started 11/03/17 at 01:15:41 by Chess-Student
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Usefulness of books with lengthy outdated analysis
I'm reading Nunn's Understanding Chess Move By Move and I think I might be wasting my time with it. It's from 2001 and I'm not sure if the analysis was checked with an engine. Anyway, there's a lot of...

Started 08/21/17 at 05:45:05 by bobbyh64
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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 Position Trainer
Anybody used this free program?  Is it as good as is claimed on  Certainly the price is right!  The website given gives a site (http://www.ches...

Started 10/18/04 at 03:28:15 by Glenn Snow
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By: Amarok
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Today I wanted to know who currently holds the FIDE champion title for Rapid Chess (time-control approx Game/20min). I could not find the answer anywhere in Seems like the website s...

Started 10/23/17 at 09:03:57 by GeneM
1 322 Last Post 10/24/17 at 23:22:55
By: ReneDescartes
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Chess Diagrams exporting
Does anyone have recommendations on how to get decent looking diagrams when you export from pgn? I have been trying to figure out how to make chessbase 13 do this automatically but the ones it produce...

Started 10/22/17 at 15:31:23 by trw
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Ilyumzhinov asked not to run for President
Executive Board Asks Ilyumzhinov Not To Run For President
It looks like his FIDE career is coming to...

Started 10/13/17 at 20:58:54 by Keano
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By: Keano
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Building a queenless middlegame repertoire.
I play significantly better with queens off the board. I have no idea why nor did I ever set out to be good at queenless positions, it's just happened naturally. Last Monday I even beat someone 113 po...

Started 06/06/16 at 03:21:18 by AlienOctopus
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By: mn
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What has changed since "Starting out: 1. d4!"?
I've never played anything but 1. e4. So, while I have some familiarity with the landscape of king's pawn openings, I remain markedly ignorant of both sides of 1. d4, having played only the QGD agains...

Started 10/02/17 at 21:10:49 by phonological_loop
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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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Play 1...d6 against everything
New book. I'm interested in their recommendation of the Antoshin Philidor - I've tried to make this work a number of times, but I couldn't ...

Started 09/20/17 at 21:51:14 by mn
3 984 Last Post 09/21/17 at 18:53:14
By: gillbod
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