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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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By: ThorGold
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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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Has Chesscafe re-opened?!
Has the site re-opened? It used to be a really good site containing a lot of book reviews but some years ago it closed as far as I remember. Does anybody here subscribe to the site now? ...

Started Today at 08:20:23 by Paul Brondal
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By: Göran
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Keep It Simple 1.d4 by Sielecki
I now see from Amazon that "Keep It Simple 1.d4" book by Sielecki will follow his award-winning 1.e4 book. The book will focus on 1.d4 2.Nf3 3.g3 4.0-0 vs. most Black lines, with an eventual 6.c4 to f...

Started 05/11/19 at 16:01:00 by grandpatzer
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By: doefmat
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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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126 33830 Last Post 06/13/19 at 19:55:16
By: Keano
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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: MW
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Quality Chess is working on a book of Efim Geller's games.  Should be a good one.  Geller tends to be overlooked, but he was one of the greats; good enough to get a section in My Great Predecessors.  ...

Started 06/07/18 at 19:35:58 by LeeRoth
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Advice on getting a trainer
I'm still trying to improve, settled on my repertoire, starting out on the Yusupov books to get some structure and recognise that putting more into analysis of my own games is probably the way to go. ...

Started 06/02/19 at 18:50:01 by Laramonet
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Knowing when computer exaggerates
I am analysing alone openings, with Stockfish 10 in background just to make sure I do not mess up tactically.
Sometimes I get positions where computer goes crazy and says +- with more than +1,50...

Started 05/09/19 at 06:56:30 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Adjusting Tactical to Positional with Age
I am not sure if it is just me, but I noticed that now, in my mid-20s, I am much more positional a player (although I still like sound dynamic stuff like Najdorf and Pirc, but only as Black, not White...

Started 04/09/15 at 21:57:59 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
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By: Pawnpusher
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Strategic Plans, 75 Modern Battles
Anyone has this recent book of modern annotated games by strong GMs, by Chetverik? What do you think?

Started 05/16/19 at 14:09:19 by grandpatzer
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By: Laramonet
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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: Pawnpusher
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Cities with good norm tournaments
Next year I plan going back to regular playing. What cities, especially in Europe, have good tournament for IM and GM norms ¿
I know of Barcelona (and any Catalunya city really Cheesy) have good valu...

Started 05/17/19 at 04:49:25 by Leon_Trotsky
5 747 Last Post 05/28/19 at 07:59:02
By: Paul Brondal
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Improvement study guide
Hello everyone,
some friends and I are starting a chess study group. We're all adults ranging from 1500-1800. I am hoping it would it be possible for you to recommend some of the best books, bas...

Started 05/24/19 at 20:05:29 by Shadow
10 796 Last Post 05/27/19 at 10:02:33
By: Jupp53
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New (2019) Kaufman Repertoire?
It appears that there will be a new Kaufman repertoire book:
on Amazon search for:
Kaufman's New Repertoire for Black and White
It also appears that he has gone back to e4 as white.<br ...

Started 04/29/19 at 21:00:54 by Ray F
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By: tony37
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An exact reversed Philidor/Old Indian repertoire
Before I get started: I admit that this is a sorry way of playing as White and not conducive to good chess development. I'm just curious.
It is possible to construct an Old Indian/Philidor repert...

Started 05/07/19 at 20:00:29 by gillbod
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By: LeeRoth
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Who can be Carlsen's Karpov ?
Some commenters have said that Anand's legacy will suffer if he does not win at least one game against Carlsen in this WCChamp match.
I doubt his legacy will suffer.
Garry Kasparov...


Started 11/22/13 at 05:19:54 by GeneM
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By: barnaby
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do you like playing chess more online or in-person
despite playing the game from a young age (chess club at school, online after school), i ultimately became disengaged during high school when i could no longer find new friends to play and/or got tire...

Started 07/30/14 at 03:42:33 by brendan_r
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