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Before asking for help with improvement....
Hi all!
Since 2003, chess publicans have been starting threads asking for chess improvement. 
PLEASE!
Read the previous threads before starting a new one on this topic. 
If possible, add your c...

Started 04/27/10 at 03:33:05 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: GMTonyKosten
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ChessPub Book of the Year 2015!
Hi all!
It's that time of year again!
What books published for the first time in 2015 deserve to be considered for Chess Book of the Year?
Traditionally, ChessPub only focuses on Openi...

Started 01/06/16 at 16:14:55 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: Keano
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Advertisements for other sites/forums
Would anyone who wishes to advertise content on another site or Forum please have the courtesy to ask me first, otherwise your missive risks being deleted! Cry

Started 05/22/06 at 01:07:36 by GMTonyKosten
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By: ThorGold
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Poll: ChessPub Opening Book of the Year 2016
Time for the annual vote!
We normally begin with nominations followed by a poll.
Opening books only.  DVDs also count.  Must be published/copyrighted in 2016.

Started 01/08/17 at 19:24:34 by LeeRoth
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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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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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By: trw
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Ilyumzhinov asked not to run for President
Executive Board Asks Ilyumzhinov Not To Run For President
https://www.chess.com/news/view/executive-board-asks-ilyumzhinov-not-to-run-for-...
It looks like his FIDE career is coming to...

Started 10/13/17 at 20:58:54 by Keano
0 244 Last Post 10/13/17 at 20:58:54
By: Keano
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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
0 150 Last Post 09/02/17 at 08:07:22
By: AJZ
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Dial to Morphy's chess watch
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http://quillandpad.com/2017/04/19/check-mate-rgms-chess-enamel-honors-historical...
http ://quillandpad. com/2017/04/19/check-mate-rgms-chess-enamel-honors-historical-am...

Started 07/06/17 at 22:40:04 by GeneM
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By: GeneM
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Move Repetition Decisions
Here are three positions. I'm interested in the forum's thoughts (without consulting an engine) about whether a draw by repetition should be taken or avoided.
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Started 07/05/17 at 22:30:33 by mn
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By: mn
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King Maze Challenge
Can you solve these strange puzzles? The final one has not yet been solved by anybody...
lichess.org/study/d8WFHDZ0

Started 07/04/17 at 22:43:08 by Chess_Dogg
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FIDECHess Encyclopedia
There was some discussion of this in the now broken Classical Sicilian thread on the Rauzer.  To clear up any lingering confusion:
The FIDEChess monographs were, I believe, originally published i...

Started 06/15/17 at 04:59:52 by LeeRoth
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By: LeeRoth
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Initiative examples, sought
I have a request of anyone here that might be willing to share.
I want to gather 3-5 examples of game score segments wherein one player clearly usefully had the **Initiative**, but...
...not to th...

Started 04/30/17 at 23:10:40 by GeneM
0 347 Last Post 04/30/17 at 23:10:40
By: GeneM
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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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By: LeeRoth
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0 272 Last Post 01/13/17 at 13:48:47
By: Wwqlcw
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Pre-1845 photo, are these chess players famous?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmLyBQBOzK4
"First Photo's Ever taken in Date order"
Skip to the 8:17 mark...
Are any of these chess players famous, in this pre-1845 photo?<br /...

Started 09/20/16 at 00:54:20 by GeneM
0 378 Last Post 09/20/16 at 00:54:20
By: GeneM
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Draft of FIDE Laws of Chess 2017
FIDE has published the draft of FIDE Laws of Chess from 1st July 2017 on its website to be discussed at the FIDE Congress in Baku.
What do you think about it?
for example:
7.2.a (wrong ...

Started 08/24/16 at 15:12:16 by mating_net
0 349 Last Post 08/24/16 at 15:12:16
By: mating_net
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Anyone play chess variants?
Does anyone actually play chess variants or older versions of chess. I have been playing a lot of Makruk recently.
If anyone wants a game my username on boardgamr is acee
(only seems to be ...

Started 08/22/16 at 13:46:14 by ACEE
0 222 Last Post 08/22/16 at 13:46:14
By: ACEE
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RE: ChessOK.com
Has ChessOK.com ceased updating pgn games? The last update I see is week 1 for June 2016. Rybka Aquarium and Chess Assistant software tout weekly games updates after purchasing their software. Anyone ...

Started 08/11/16 at 13:00:03 by bearheart
0 548 Last Post 08/11/16 at 13:00:03
By: bearheart
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