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I had a miniature moment in my game tonight...
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White to play and mate in six.
I missed a really nice combo in my game tonight in club play.  I did go on to win it but won by boring ...

Started 05/31/18 at 05:00:05 by zedwardson
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Thread just disappeared?
What happened to the thread where zedwardson posted on a missed combination?
We were posting on it the last couple of hours, but all of a sudden I can't find it anywhere.

Started 05/31/18 at 17:19:12 by Stigma
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By: ErictheRed
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Increase your Chess by Patrick Karcher
I am very curious about this book and would welcome comments, opinions and reviews.

Started 05/24/18 at 10:13:57 by TD
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Your results in Chess Exam and Training Guide
What were you results when you first took up the test, and what was your elo back then?
How much time did you take for each position typically? The author recommended 20 minutes for each positio...

Started 01/25/11 at 06:13:06 by chezzter
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By: CanadianClub
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Super grandmaster Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko opens up h
Super Grandmaster Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko opens up his youtube channel. Let's give him a warm welcome from our chesspub group and subscribe Smiley

Started 05/19/18 at 21:10:54 by KestonyChess
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By: KestonyChess
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Opening with white
Okay, bear with me, I read the sticky on "how to improve" but checked and there hasn't been a thread in ages on this type of subject. 
I am getting back into chess after years break, and played ...

Started 05/18/18 at 18:12:50 by zedwardson
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By: zedwardson
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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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What does being an 'openings expert' really mean?
Hey Everyone,
One term I see thrown around a lot in the chess literature, and elsewhere, is the term 'openings expert.' Often on the back of books you will see a phrase such as 'GM (name) is a re...

Started 03/05/18 at 00:07:18 by BigTy
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Poll: Online or Offline chess education for kids
Currently writing an article regarding pros and cons of offline and online chess education for kids. Need your comments and opinion, folks.

Started 05/10/18 at 08:39:44 by Olivia_Chess
6 659 Last Post 05/11/18 at 18:14:23
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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where is the Kaissiber Competition Thread
It seems the thread 'C11: Kaissiber Theoretical Competition' has completely vanished from the forum.
I wasn't able to locate it in different French subforums, also a google search didn't turn up ...

Started 04/25/18 at 00:00:02 by FightingDragon
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By: FightingDragon
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Play only decent openings against juniors?
Am I corrupting young minds?
At the club the other night I was volunteered for a 10-minute game against a young lad. I ended up with black. Usually I would aim for 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4?!, but...

Started 04/15/18 at 12:01:02 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: motörhead
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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: proustiskeen
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The thinking proces
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: Doirse
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A guide to consistent underperformance in Chess
Chapter 1 - Study and Preparation
Step 1: Pick a highly theoretical opening repertoire that you don't have time to learn/maintain.
Step 2: Start reading a lot of chess books, but finish very...

Started 04/24/18 at 11:19:08 by Bancrates
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By: Bondefanger
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How Ulf Beats Black - Lakdawala
Anyone can share his / her impressions about this new book, based on legendary Ulf Andersson's repertoire? From the excerpt it looks like a very interesting work. What lines are played vs the major Bl...

Started 03/25/18 at 08:35:47 by grandpatzer
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How to Beat the Open Games - Johnsen
Who is so kind to write a short review of this recent book, and if possible what are the lines suggested for Black? Thank you.

Started 04/13/18 at 08:33:34 by grandpatzer
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'Strike like Judit'
Interesting is this new book on chess and industrial action.
Even better is the planned follow-up: Piket's Pickets.
Piket doesn't play OTB anymore, sadly, but apparently went postal with h...

Started 04/08/18 at 12:42:25 by Bibs
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Candidates do not play sicilian
In the very recent Candidates tournament every time any one play 1.e4 black would respond with e5. If they are trying very hard to win why not play Najdorf or other sicilian? Is the sicilian at that l...

Started 03/27/18 at 20:03:14 by Pingudon
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By: Pingudon
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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
8 1073 Last Post 03/28/18 at 14:57:31
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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