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Keeping your repertoire on a mobile device
I am pretty much addicted to my iPad for chess. There are a number of great ebook apps out there, and plenty of apps to play against others.
One thing that I've found lacking is a nice way of doc...

Started 03/15/18 at 22:31:25 by gillbod
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By: Mike Leahy
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Arena fide ratings
This morning I still mentioned that Edouard Romain achieved in June 2014, a rating of + 2700 by looking up the data on fide website and now just a few hours later I am blocked. See :http://www.chesspu...

Started 07/24/15 at 15:04:27 by brabo
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By: messworthy
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Grandmaster Insides - Dlugy
I looked at the sample. There appear to be no internal organs at all displayed in the text. Not even a spleen, vented or otherwise. Surely a misleading title? I'm not buying.
I've not been more d...

Started 03/21/18 at 06:09:09 by Bibs
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By: kylemeister
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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: BobbyDigital80
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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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By: Chess-Student
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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
1 296 Last Post 02/21/18 at 10:23:11
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
1 332 Last Post 02/18/18 at 19:12:40
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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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
3 642 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
6 1213 Last Post 02/01/18 at 00:39:35
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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By: rosshickers
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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
1 451 Last Post 01/31/18 at 15:10:49
By: rosshickers
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