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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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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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Too many elites only tournaments
Anyone feel that there are too many elites invitationals tournaments with a round-robin pairing system, where everyone knows everyone else and can prepare accordingly ¿
I must liked big open tou...

Started 04/05/19 at 03:41:15 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: MW
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Amount of theory in NID/QID vs. other openings
If someone takes up the NID and QID, is that twice the amount of theory that other openings like the KID or Semi-Slav have? I want to play the NID and was wondering how much QID theory there is compar...

Started 04/11/19 at 04:50:05 by BobbyDigital80
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Eva Moser has has died at 36
"Last weekend the Austrian chess player Eva Moser died at the age of 36. She was the best female Austrian chess player of all time and in 2006 even won the open Austrian National Championship..."<br /...

Started 04/03/19 at 17:24:19 by alyechin
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By: alyechin
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Annotated Game Collections
I want to start annotating master level games and then going back to check the book to see what I've missed in terms of ideas of variations. Are there any great game collections you'd recommend? I was...

Started 03/07/19 at 03:39:24 by iiPlasma
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By: kylemeister
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Training and On my great predecessors
Very interesting weekend.
The past weekend, my chess club was so fortunate to have GM Socko come and train us for 15 hours. Besides being a very strong chess player, he is also the coach of Polan...

Started 03/20/19 at 13:25:40 by Paul Brondal
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Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess, Vol.1
Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess, Volume 1: Rare Ideas for Black, by Alexander Ipatov, Thinkers Publishing, 2019.
Just published. From the PDF excerpt of Vol. 1, it seems to me mostly a ...

Started 02/14/19 at 19:36:00 by grandpatzer
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By: Sisyphus
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Low Maitenance Repertoire
As much as I love chess, the opening is probably my least favorite part which feels like a chore most of the time. What would be a low maintenance repertoire where there might be a bit of theory but I...

Started 02/21/19 at 13:23:35 by iiPlasma
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New Biographies
Seems like there are a lot of new biographies/games collections out or on the way:
McFarland has published doorstoppers covering:
Louis Paulsen
Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi (a multi-biography)
Neumann, Hirshfeld and Suhle (19t...

Started 04/03/19 at 18:34:44 by LeeRoth
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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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By: RoleyPoley
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New book "Game Changer" on Deepmind's AlphaZero
Hello, I was wondering if anyone has gotten their hands on a copy of the new book "Game Changer" yet? I'm in the US and preordered a copy from Amazon, where it will be released on the 15th of this mon...

Started 02/04/19 at 18:47:50 by phonological_loop
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New book by Lakdawala?
In "Reaching the Top?!" by Peter Kurzdorfer Lakdawala mentions a new book he is writing with Joel Sneed, about the London System, the Caro-Kann and the Slav. Does anybody know anything about this? Pub...

Started 10/31/16 at 08:40:48 by TD
5 1739 Last Post 03/27/19 at 12:39:50
By: gillbod
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Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Cyrus Lakdawala: Opening Repertoire: 1 D4 with 2 C4
Viktor Moskalenko: An Attacking Repertoire for White with 1.D4: Ambitious Ideas and Powerful Weapons
What are they going to reccomend?

Started 02/14/19 at 15:31:31 by alyechin
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By: Stigma
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On what level is theory meaningful?
On what rating level is study of concert theory meaningful? Where the best moves also influences the outcome of games.
My experience is that on my level (1500) such study is mostly wasted time. I...

Started 03/13/19 at 06:55:49 by msiipola
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John Elburg's reviews
Today I looked at some of John's reviews (
He seems think all(?) he review objects are fantastic.
From issue 191:
[size=9]This book is overloaded with explodin...
Not one negative review! The same is found in issue 190. I didn't bother to

Started 03/21/19 at 07:27:10 by msiipola
4 403 Last Post 03/21/19 at 23:29:27
By: ghenghisclown
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Opening books that you would like to see published
What are a few opening books that you would like to see published, for whatever reason (e.g. you play a particular opening or variation, and you'd love another book on that, or there isn't yet a  - go...

Started 02/10/19 at 11:09:44 by grandpatzer
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By: Alias
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Sadler, Regan 'Chess for Life'
Has anyone read this?
I understand they study Tiviakov's Qd6 Scandinavian, but what about the others? Mostly, do they cover Cramling's white or black rep...

Started 03/12/19 at 18:03:28 by nocteus
9 730 Last Post 03/18/19 at 22:08:59
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