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Learning Opening by watching Youtubers
Has anyone learned an opening repertoire or based theirs off famous youtubers, such as John bartholomew, chessExplained, Ginger GM, greg shahade?
There are hundreds of games that they have playe...

Started 05/29/17 at 16:27:01 by Reverse
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By: rosshickers
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Chess Today
Years ago I subscribed to Chess Today, and I might do so once more. But is it still going well? Their website hasn't updated in a decade or so. Anybody who subscribes?

Started 07/31/17 at 16:15:22 by Scarblac
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By: rosshickers
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Studying the classics in modern times
I've thought about this a lot over the years: how do we best learn from the classics in modern times? I recently opened Romanovsky's Chess Middlegame Planning because I've never read much of it, but c...

Started 08/13/17 at 22:03:44 by ErictheRed
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By: rosshickers
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Selling some books, bulletins and 1980 Comp Champ
I hope it's a right place to write. I'm currently selling on ebay some stuff:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ajwzuk/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
I have also 365 Russian bulletins for sale:...

Started 09/02/17 at 08:07:22 by AJZ
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By: rosshickers
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Books To Improve?
What are some good books to help a 2100 USCF player get better? I'm not interested in a long series of books, just a few really good ones that cover stuff like tactics, strategy, endgames, and anythin...

Started 08/15/17 at 00:01:15 by BobbyDigital80
8 1416 Last Post 01/31/18 at 14:50:50
By: rosshickers
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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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By: rosshickers
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1. d4 Cf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 for NID/QID >2200 ELO
So say that for someone 2200+ ELO they play Nimzo and Queen's Indians. Then if White wants to play the dreaded Catalán (btw Visca Catalunya Cheesy) they play 3. g3.
It feel quite uncomfortable as Bla...

Started 01/27/18 at 04:57:15 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: bragesjo
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1. d4 Cf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 for NID/QID >2200 ELO
So say that for someone 2200+ ELO they play Nimzo and Queen's Indians. Then if White wants to play the dreaded Catalán (btw Visca Catalunya Cheesy) they play 3. g3.
It feel quite uncomfortable as Bla...

Started 01/27/18 at 04:56:21 by Leon_Trotsky
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Dragoljub Velimirovic - annotated game collection?
Hi all,
Just wondered if anyone knew of any collection that had a number of his games annotated?
I've never really looked at his stuff before but just discovered that he played the dragon an...

Started 01/19/18 at 16:32:48 by RoleyPoley
9 539 Last Post 01/20/18 at 20:33:39
By: kylemeister
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What is the name of this opening ?
I have only a vague memory of certain opening, yet I want to recall its Name.  Can you recognize its Name from my following vague description of its moves?
  • The signature move is an e...

I know that is vague, but is it e

Started 01/15/18 at 05:59:01 by GeneM
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By: GeneM
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Have you ever played the EXACT same game twice?
Hi Everyone,
I was just thinking about this the other day while reflecting on how deeply many opening variations have been analysed these days...
Early repetitions and forced draws aside (s...

Started 12/05/17 at 02:12:41 by BigTy
11 1067 Last Post 01/13/18 at 12:52:52
By: nocteus
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Charlie Storey - The Sniper
A Chessbase DVD. Surprisingly Mr. Storey doesn't know about IM Bangievs "Felderstrategie" (Square strategy) CDs. Bangiev proposed a complete repertoire for Black based on 1...g6 2...Bg7 3...c5 in 2006...

Started 11/12/17 at 09:14:16 by alyechin
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By: Seeley
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Do you have any recommendations?
I won some money at a chess tournament which I want to spend it on some chess books - preferably special books in some way or another to commemorate the occasion.

Started 01/12/18 at 07:33:19 by petertohen
2 339 Last Post 01/12/18 at 19:24:22
By: RoleyPoley
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Topalov and Vachier-Lagrave caught cheating
Anybody seen this? Amazing stuff, the two caught discussing a position in the confessional box together.
Good description of it here:
https://chess24.com/en/read/news/sinquefield-cup-5-carls...

Started 08/30/15 at 17:15:18 by Keano
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Repertoire for a Go player
A relative of mine, 1st dan in Go, decided to learn chess and confronted me to an interesting challenge.
Obviously, he is not thrilled about learning opening theory and asked me for a 'pattern-fr...

Started 12/17/17 at 12:58:03 by nocteus
10 917 Last Post 01/01/18 at 00:59:17
By: IsaVulpes
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On-Turn hourglass at mate or stalemate?
When presenting a chess position diagram in a formal medium, right after the move that caused either Mate or Stalemate, should the diagram also include the Hourglass to indicate which color in now on-...

Started 12/25/17 at 22:14:02 by GeneM
4 673 Last Post 12/28/17 at 18:53:54
By: ReneDescartes
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The Lion, the black weapon
Hi people,
what do you know about this book? can some of you show an index of the book?
http://www.thelion.nl/
i'm interested in the lines against 1.c4, 1.d4 and 1.Nf3.
Thx

Started 06/22/06 at 11:00:35 by Holbox
6 1802 Last Post 12/22/17 at 10:06:11
By: RdC
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Correspondence Chess in a new age
Hello,
I am a 2375 rated correspondence player.
I am looking to become a CCGM and I really want to up my game. The only problem is I have been about 2375~ for nearly 7 years. I suppose a big...

Started 09/02/17 at 17:36:21 by trw
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By: nimzo5
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"e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
(now with a preview)
http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/295/e3_poison_by_axel_smith/
One thing I was a bit struck by:  the full game in Chapter 1 involves a known tricky line of the 4....

Started 07/12/17 at 19:15:04 by kylemeister
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66 17029 Last Post 12/15/17 at 01:26:33
By: ReneDescartes
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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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