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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: Alex carey
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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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By: Alex carey
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Game collections
My favorite type of chess books are player's game collections (especially when they are written by the players themselves).   They are my favorite because studying a great player's games is one of the...

Started 08/14/05 at 23:25:26 by Prince-Nez
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By: FreeRepublic
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Poll: ChessPub Book of the year 2019
Hi All,
Here is the book of the year poll for titles published in 2019.
Closing date is 2 August.
Best wishes,
RP

Started 07/11/20 at 21:33:54 by RoleyPoley
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By: Jupp53
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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 02:33:05 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Chessbase sales?
Does anyone know when chessbase might have a sale coming up? Do they do anything maybe for black Friday? I know every now and then I get an email that there is a one day sale going on. I wanted to get...

Started 10/10/21 at 03:07:54 by Mtal
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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Questions about tactics puzzles
People always suggest solving puzzles as a way to get better. So, I've been solving puzzles on Lichess for the last few days. My puzzle rating hovers around 2000. Sometimes I manage to break through 2...

Started 11/05/22 at 02:13:27 by pnerd
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By: cathexis
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1e4 repertoire by Rizzitano

Modern Chess Opening Repertoire for White
by IM James Rizzitano
Gambit Publications ; 176 pages ; £16 $23 €22
November 2021
“The main lines recommended are:
- Giuoco Piano (via Bishop...

http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/Modern_Chess_Opening_Repert

Started 08/11/21 at 20:20:56 by tracke
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By: Stigma
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Book on how to punish opponent's opening mistakes?
How can I take advantage when my opponent doesn't follow sound opening principles? I sometimes see that they are moving the same piece again and again, or making repeated pawn moves. Those are usually...

Started 11/04/22 at 00:58:21 by pnerd
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By: Laramonet
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Is Reuben Fine's "The Ideas Behind the Chess Openi
Is Reuben Fine's "The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings" still considered a good book for learning the basic ideas behind openings? If not, what would be some better alternative(s)?

Started 10/31/22 at 22:58:41 by pnerd
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Why is the engine recommending BxNh6 here?
I was playing this game on Lichess. And when I checked the computer analysis afterwards, I couldn't understand this suggestion of Bxh6. I have this Bishop that's not blocked by any pawns whereas, the ...

Started 10/31/22 at 17:25:00 by pnerd
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Worst chess book title
Previously we have had:
But speaking only of the title?
I nominate Ray

Started 05/12/21 at 04:27:33 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: Scarblac
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Dice Chess
Hi.
I was trying to find a ruleset for dice chess and to some surprise found only a ruleset for some, for me, quite unknown variant. One where each dice indication (1-6) corresponds to a piece an...

Started 05/23/22 at 03:20:07 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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The value of a tempo in the opening
One might think that it has to help to have an extra tempo in the opening. Perhaps not.
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1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cd5 ed5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6....

Started 10/12/22 at 14:14:39 by FreeRepublic
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By: FreeRepublic
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"Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy" vs. "My System"
Is it necessary to read Nimzowitsch' s "My System" before reading Watson's "Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy"? Or is reading the latter sufficient (by which I mean to ask if Watson's book contains all...

Started 10/06/22 at 09:29:53 by pnerd
11 754 Last Post 10/10/22 at 11:17:58
By: Paddy
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Chess Engines?
Hi, I would like to play versus chess engines. and I would like stockfish 15 to play versus chess engines.
Does anyone know where I can find chess engines to download? according to rating or what...

Started 09/24/22 at 16:41:51 by FMCharless
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By: Pawnpusher
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chessle

Started 02/17/22 at 13:00:19 by Jonathan Tait
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By: Jonathan Tait
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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New in Chess Yearbook Comes to an End
New in Chess has announced that Yearbook 142 will be the last one.  The reason given on their website: "The study of chess opening ideas is increasingly moving to online platforms and cloud-based solu...

Started 02/14/22 at 19:55:38 by Nernstian59
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By: MJMcCready
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Grivas Opening Laboratory
Grivas Opening Laboratory, Vol. 1. Efstratios Grivas. Chess Evolution 2019.
From the Publisher:
"The author presents a full opening repertory (sic) for the club player, which is analysed in ...

Started 12/06/19 at 19:55:36 by grandpatzer
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By: Straggler
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