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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: AndyFeng35
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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: Nernstian59
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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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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
11 26467 Last Post 09/11/17 at 07:52:48
By: GMTonyKosten
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newbie at correspondence. Where to play?
Hey all,
I’m wanting to get into correspondence chess. Does anyone have any recommendations on the best places to play?
I’d like to play at no cost, not postal, and no engines.
Thx!

Started 08/14/23 at 09:07:59 by FizzySoda
2 461 Last Post 02/21/24 at 10:22:05
By: TD
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Chess Art
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Started 02/05/24 at 22:18:16 by FreeRepublic
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By: Nernstian59
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D pawn Specials - August update missing
Hello - Resubscribed the other day and was downloading 2023 updates and when I get to the August '23 update, this one says : THE PAGE YOU'VE ASKED MAY HAVE BEEN REMOVED, OR PERHAPS NEVER EXISTED. Plea...

Started 02/04/24 at 19:46:44 by Cornfed
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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When you no longer recognize your opening
Changing opening theory occurs piecemeal but the accumulated changes may be sweeping. You may no longer recognize your favorite opening. Here are some examples.
Winawer French and 3...Nf6 against...

Started 01/16/24 at 16:11:25 by FreeRepublic
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By: cathexis
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Poll: How many defenses do you play as Black?
There is no option for 1 because you can't play only 1 defense. You must have at least 2 defenses: one against 1.e4 and one against 1.d4/Nf3/c4.
Defenses which you know and which you played in th...

Started 01/11/24 at 18:53:15 by Marc Benford
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By: Laramonet
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KINGPIN magazine
Hi,
I'm searching for a possibility to buy old issues of the magazine.
Obviously there is this site:
https://www.kingpinchess.net/2020/03/buy-all-the-back-issues-3/
But it takes you to paypal with t...

Started 12/06/23 at 16:13:41 by califax
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By: califax
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Chess is boring! Let's change the rules
Competitive chess has been boring for the last 120 years!
In the 1800's high level games were much more spectacular. That's what we used to call "romantic chess".
Anderssen would turn in his...

Started 01/06/24 at 06:45:37 by Sinn
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By: Sinn
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Black's Broadest Defense to 1.d4?
Greetings and Happy New Year,
Which of all possible black defenses to 1.d4 can cover the broadest range of further replies by white?
Is there even one possible answer? It's ok if it is comp...

Started 01/04/24 at 14:19:49 by cathexis
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By: cathexis
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Best openings for beginners to improve
What are the best openings that should be taught to beginners in order for them to improve and become strong?
Here "best" doesn't mean best to maximize their winning probability in the immediate ...

Started 06/25/23 at 22:50:12 by Marc Benford
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By: cathexis
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New Fide Elo rules
https://fide.com/news/2538
Any comments?
About deflation I read a Chessbase article that the number of mini mistakes (centipawns) has decreased a lot at all level.

Started 10/01/23 at 10:58:19 by bragesjo
3 605 Last Post 12/11/23 at 20:00:58
By: RdC
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Descided to give up Correspondence Chess
With a heavy heart and long thinking time I have decided to give up my Correspondence Chess carrier. I will do my best in all my ongoing games and I will enter a few events I qulified to and try to wi...

Started 09/15/23 at 06:32:09 by bragesjo
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25 3481 Last Post 12/07/23 at 11:36:56
By: Dink Heckler
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Blitz time control
Do you think blitz is a waste of time? In the last few months I have raised 200 points in blitz, but I keep making mistakes.

Started 08/08/23 at 01:50:46 by AndyFeng35
12 1493 Last Post 10/09/23 at 08:03:38
By: doefmat
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Guess the eval : chessval
Hello,
I am the creator of chessval.com 
It is a game where you have to guess the stockfish evaluation of chess positions. You are free to try and give me feedback Smiley
The website is ...

Started 09/14/23 at 13:12:03 by ChessVal
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By: ChessVal
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Tie-breaks
1.  During a tournament, there was a four-way tie for the second-place position. The tie-breaking method used was:
A)  Win over the other (Direct Encounter)
B)  Number of wins with the blac...

Started 08/09/23 at 10:26:13 by henrovsky
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23 2586 Last Post 08/28/23 at 05:56:32
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Immortal Underpromotion Game
This canadian IM (almost 2500) has just completed the greatest achievement in the history of chess :
https://lichess.org/study/31wUVono

Started 08/22/23 at 16:30:51 by Uberdecker
8 822 Last Post 08/26/23 at 14:47:55
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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