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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: JonathanB
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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,

Started 07/11/20 at 21:33:54 by RoleyPoley
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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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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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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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Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
The one that starts here:-
Serious question:
Are there any documented cases of someone working their w...

Started 01/27/17 at 13:02:25 by JonathanB
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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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The end of Magnus Carlsen Streak 125 games
Today Magnus Carlsen lost in round 5 of the Altibox Norway Chess 2020 classical tournament to GM Jan-Krzystof Duda (POL 2757) which ends his 125 game winning streak. He was undefeated since 8/1/2018 R...

Started 10/10/20 at 19:50:14 by trw
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Finding a heavy, squat old friend . . .
Okay, kind of a strange request.  Well over 50 years ago now, at the Canadian Open in Toronto I bought a set of plastic chess pieces.  They were extremely heavy; but their best characteristics was tha...

Started 10/06/20 at 14:40:40 by Wwqlcw
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By: cathexis
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New exciting opening titles from Thinkers
In the "coming soon" area of Thinkers Publishing there are some new exciting opening titles. Among them, from White's perspective the Ruy Lopez, the Italian, Beating the French with 3.Nc3 by top GM Pe...

Started 10/02/20 at 13:10:39 by grandpatzer
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Does anybody know which chess set this is?

Started 10/06/20 at 13:23:52 by TD
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Tactics Testers Wanted
Hi! I have a vague idea for a tactics course (on Chessable), the idea of which is essential to use empirical results to sort chapters by difficulty. That is to say, I give a "focus group" (so to speak...

Started 10/05/20 at 18:35:24 by mn
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Dvorkovich on cheating
Fide president Dvorkovich has published some questions about computer-assisted cheating in chess for the whole wider chess community.
Somewhat interesting reading ...

Started 08/25/20 at 07:05:41 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: TopNotch
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Watson - A Strategic Opening Repertoire for White
Has anyone any news on this forthcoming book ? Being by such a respected author, I would think it would stimulate at least as much discussion as the Kaufman book. From the Gambit website, it will be 1...

Started 03/12/12 at 14:38:28 by Laramonet
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David R. Lonsdale Books on Amazon
Mr. David R. Lonsdale (unknown title or ELO) has a lot of books - mainly on very risky and unusual openings - for sale on Amazon. I should be interested in purchasing a few of them, but I was wonderin...

Started 10/02/20 at 05:03:59 by grandpatzer
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Correspondence Chess 2020
With less stuff to do because of Corona I am right now playing in my first correspondence chess tournament in I think 6 years. Beforehand I noticed there is a split in the corr community. Mo...

Started 05/24/20 at 15:49:55 by Confused_by_Theory
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"Chess for Zebras" - $200 U.S., really?
[I hate these boutique dealers that charge a fortune for hard to get books and then drive up the price for mere mortals.] Anyway,...
I know this book has been discussed before but I think that wa...

Started 09/25/20 at 00:00:16 by cathexis
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1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 (cxd4)
Hi all,
just wondering where this might be discussed. Black is trying for a Benoni, and trying to avoid the regular Catalan. White avoids the fianchetto lines of the Benoni by not playing d5. <b...

Started 09/01/20 at 06:03:05 by Bibs
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By: CanadianClub
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8 Queens puzzle
For some reason I woke up this morning interested in the 8-queens problem. It's pretty easy to brute force the solution with an algorithm. I won't bore you with the algorithm I used, although you migh...

Started 09/19/20 at 00:15:33 by an ordinary chessplayer
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