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Poll: ChessPub Book of the Year 2018
Here is the poll for the 2018 openings book of the year. I've stopped the nominations, and I've also stopped new member registration. One vote per member, but you have one hour to change your mind!<br...

Started 02/24/19 at 10:17:52 by GMTonyKosten
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By: FightingDragon
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Poll: ChessPub Book of the Year 2017
It's about that time!
I wonder, does it have to be an opening book?

Started 01/08/18 at 05:06:25 by IM_Serious
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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 00:07:36 by GMTonyKosten
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Before asking for help with improvement....
Hi all!
Since 2003, chess publicans have been starting threads asking for chess improvement. 
Read the previous threads before starting a new one on this topic. 
If possible, add your c...

Started 04/27/10 at 02:33:05 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: GMTonyKosten
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A 2019 version of Cox's Starting Out 1.d4 rep?
In 2006, John Cox's "Starting Out: 1.d4!" came out. It famously advocated the most ambitious, main line, theoretical lines as used at the time by top players, based on 1.d4 and 2.c4:
- The Bayone...

Started 10/02/19 at 12:36:07 by Scarblac
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By: kylemeister
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No fairplay in online chess?
I decided to play some blitz games anonymously online the other day, mostly against very weak players, and I was surprised that almost none of them resigned - at least two thirds just let their time r...

Started 10/07/19 at 14:25:07 by GMTonyKosten
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By: ReneDescartes
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Startling Opening Repertoire - New Edition
I noticed this on the Gambit site, coming September 2019. IIRC the original book was a 1 e4 repertoire with the Max Lange, Qxd4 +Rossolimo Sicilians, and Two Knights French.

Started 05/01/19 at 15:06:31 by mn
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Books I'd like to see written
Classical Sicilian Move by Move
Stonewall Dutch Move by Move
Grunfeld Move by Move
Nice introductions to each opening.

Started 08/17/19 at 16:25:20 by zaqwsx
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Post-mortem analysis on that locked thread
You know the one. Best keep this as impersonal and dispassionate as possible, it would help to not name names. But, if we don't learn from our blunders, we are doomed to repeat them.
I lurk on El...

Started 12/04/18 at 03:49:43 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Poll: Repertoire Choice
Just trying to gather some insight as to which of these 3 would others consider a good pairing with the Acceleratd Dragon. Thanks for your suggestions!

Started 08/11/19 at 00:35:35 by RivertonKnight
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By: halbstark
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Chess Book Review blog
(Note: not selling anything, so I hope this doesn't count as cross-promotion!)
I've started a blog devoted to chess book reviews.  The first two reviews - Hawkins' Amateur to IM, and Lars Bo Hans...

Started 02/03/13 at 05:05:02 by proustiskeen
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Matches between strong players were perhaps even more important than tournaments in the past, but in the last 10 years or so, apart from the World Championship Match, they seem to have almost disappea...

Started 09/17/19 at 15:22:36 by grandpatzer
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By: ReneDescartes
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Is this a real trick?
I'm about 1700 and I was playing in a rapid tournament against a lower-rated opponent. I think he was 13. He played OK but dropped a pawn in the opening and we ended up in this position (roughly). Unf...

Started 09/22/19 at 06:56:17 by gwnn
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By: Dink Heckler
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Fide world cup games
Hi all,
Is there any website that has the fide world cup games? I know chess base usually had a list of them that you can go through on the website but I have not see it. Thanks.

Started 09/22/19 at 01:31:26 by Mtal
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Whats up with Magnus?
Dare I say it? His form of late in the Grand Prix has been poor.
Now the World Blitz - usually the World ch eats these things up - e.g. Fischer etc.
Perhaps a blip but plenty of new blood co...

Started 10/15/15 at 21:18:58 by Keano
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By: grandpatzer
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Side-Stepping Mainline Theory - Welling, Giddings
Side-Stepping Mainline Theory by Welling, Giddings. New in Chess, 2019.

From the Publisher's Webpage:
By adopting a similar set-up for both Black and White, with similar plans and...
Anyone has info on

Started 08/17/19 at 15:01:18 by grandpatzer
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43 5785 Last Post 09/16/19 at 09:25:09
By: IsaVulpes
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Why didn't Carlsen claim a draw against Ding?
In Game 3 of the playoffs of the Sinquefield tournament in St. Louis, Carlsen could've claimed a draw against Ding, both on move 72 and 73. I wonder why he didn't. It seems fairly obvious a three-fold...

Started 08/31/19 at 07:31:32 by BobbyDigital80
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By: MaxJudd
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Best Online database/ website recommendations
Hey all,
What are the best online databases for referencing the latest games? Ive moatly uaed, but I have noteiced that they dont keep their site up to date.

Started 08/19/19 at 03:56:29 by FizzySoda
5 1014 Last Post 09/14/19 at 12:11:07
By: ChessIsWar
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Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
I want to start a discussion about this repertoire.
The main choices are:
Sicilian: Rossolimo against 2...Nc6, Moscow against 2...d6, Alapin against 2...e6
Open Games: Scotch 4Knights a...

Started 07/14/18 at 18:27:57 by alyechin
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By: Monocle
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Staunton boards
Does anyone have any experience with fixing scratchmarks on Staunton boards? The ones we have where I'm at have mostly small schratchmarks and imperfections but it still looks kinda sad. Main...

Started 09/11/19 at 14:33:44 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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