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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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By: GMTonyKosten
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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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'Olimpbase' appears to be down
Hi all,
Olimpbase has been down for a while.
I get a '403 forbidden' rather than a '404 does not exist'.
Interest here is using the data to contribute to selection procedures for a nat...

Started 07/24/19 at 01:38:33 by Bibs
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By: trw
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Best d4 players
I was going through some games from The Life and Games of Akiba Rubinstein. Donaldson and Minev quote Arthur Bisguier as writing that Capablanca and Rubinstein were the two best d4 players. To say the...

Started 08/13/19 at 14:53:01 by Pawnpusher
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By: MNb
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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: RivertonKnight
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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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recently I noticed the term priyom quite often. From a quick google search I learned that it means a typical maneuver/technique.
I think it characterizes little "plans" like Be3-Qd2-B...

Started 07/20/19 at 10:50:53 by smatija
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By: ReneDescartes
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Igor Rausis caught cheating in Strasbourg
Igor Rausis was caught using a phone at a tournament in Strasbourg and has admitted to cheating. Given the recent stories, and the reaction from a lot of professional players about the increase in his...

Started 07/13/19 at 16:03:52 by RoleyPoley
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By: Uberdecker
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Chess in the news
I came back to the UK for a couple of weeks' holiday and read two newspapers. Last Saturday someone showed me the article about Rausis together with toilet photo in the Daily Mail. Yesterday I got a c...

Started 07/21/19 at 11:15:38 by GMTonyKosten
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By: RdC
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Questions about attacking players
Hi all, I wanted to start studying more attacking players and thought of questions. What are the best attacking players to study? Is there any book on an attacking player that stands out? Can attackin...

Started 07/05/19 at 02:33:57 by Mtal
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By: Jupp53
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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: proustiskeen
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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: Ray F
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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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Choosing an opening according to opponent's rating
I'd like to ask how stronger players, who have two or more openings in their repertoire, decide which one to play against a particular opponent.
Or Cohen in his 1.e4 e5 repertoire book suggests ...

Started 06/26/19 at 14:31:24 by Straggler
5 1049 Last Post 07/02/19 at 22:23:53
By: gillbod
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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: ErictheRed
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Government owned chess publishing house
I was not sure where put this, but we all know about the usual chess publishing houses like Quality Chess, Chess Stars, Everyman, New in Chess, which are all private enterprises. But is there any gove...

Started 07/02/19 at 04:57:18 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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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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