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Started 05/22/06 at 00:07:36 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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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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On the Origin of Good Moves by Willy Hendriks
Hi! Has anyone gotten this book yet? Move First Think Later is my all time favourite chess book, so I'm very excited for this one (although I might wait for the physical copy to come out). If anyone h...

Started 06/01/20 at 21:38:44 by mn
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Stages of Improvement, How Best to Judge?
Though some might differ, I have accepted that as a Novice I can make the most (and most important) improvement at this level by focusing on tactical play. I have already recieved suggestions on books...

Started 06/02/20 at 00:05:24 by cathexis
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By: Laramonet
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Playing everything vs. Wide vs. Narrow repertoire
Playing everything vs. Wide repertoire vs. Narrow repertoire
For example for Black against 1.e4:
- Playing everything would be playing Sicilian, 1...e5, French, Caro-Kann, Scandinavian, Mode...

Started 05/13/20 at 15:47:41 by Marc Benford
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By: LeeRoth
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Best book on Alekhine’s games?
I’d like to get a book of Alekhine’s best games and I’m not sure which one to get.
There’s one written by Alekhine called “My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937.” You can get the Dover edition that’s ...

Started 05/28/20 at 21:28:53 by BobbyDigital80
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By: cathexis
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Chessbase Mac DVDs: how are they?
I don't have too much to add beyond the title. Has anyone tried the Chessbase Mac DVDs? If so, how are they? How much functionality is lost compared to Windows versions?
Thanks a lot in advance f...

Started 05/20/20 at 21:33:39 by gillbod
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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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Cheparinov's 1. d4! Volume 1
Cheparinov's 1. d4! Volume 1: King's Indian and Grünfeld. Ivan Cheparinov. Thinkers Publishing, 2019
Just out. It looks like a very interesting series and a complete repertoire for White based on...

Started 01/08/20 at 21:28:54 by grandpatzer
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By: Glenn Snow
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Openings: Combinational vs. Positional
By way of a preface, I want to offer Jeff Coakley's definition of the 2 terms in the subject header and I'm asking that you accept his definitions when replying. Source: "Winning Chess Strategy for Ki...

Started 05/19/20 at 20:30:56 by cathexis
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How to choose opening for black against 1.d4
I was trying to understand how exactly other people choose their black opening against 1.d4. Often I hear people want an aggressive opening as black. And so a typical opening that is said to be aggres...

Started 05/14/20 at 23:33:25 by kevinfat
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By: MNb
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KIA rep
Hi all, I been looking for a backup rep, and was thinking of the KIA. First would it be better to play e4 or nf3 on move one and why? Are there any lines that are good for black that are really good f...

Started 04/13/20 at 05:50:22 by Mtal
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By: Seeley
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What separates IMs from GMs most?
Tactical strength or understanding? And do you think there's a difference between IMs and GMs both rated at IM elo - 2400? Is the GM still a favorite to win? Is he really still a GM if he doesn't have...

Started 05/16/20 at 20:58:05 by Heuristic
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Introduction - Best Approach for Improvement
Hello all,
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this post.
I started playing Chess when I was 7 years old. My Dad taught my entire family the game. We were all fiercely compet...

Started 04/11/20 at 00:59:07 by excellentactic
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By: Heuristic
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Modern Engines and Classic Games
Has anyone ever tried running the most brilliant & classic games of the past through modern chess engines to see how they'd fare againest Stockfish, etc.?
Major quibble: Of course...

Started 04/19/20 at 16:30:12 by cathexis
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By: Heuristic
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3 pawns for a piece
In my experience, 3 pawns for a piece is equal or favorable to the side with the piece down if the queens are still on the board, especially with a strong pawn chain, while it seems to heavily favor t...

Started 05/17/20 at 17:55:50 by Heuristic
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By: Heuristic
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Curious Questions for a Quiet Day
When you check the win/draw/loss stats it seems that no one should ever play black except that the rules of the game occasionally require it. If one had the same odds of winning the Powerball as white...

Started 05/11/20 at 17:45:06 by cathexis
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By: Heuristic
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Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess Volume 2
Just wondered whether anyone had this recently released publication....if so would you be prepared to share what variations the author looks at in the Slav, Catalan and English...?
The index from...

Started 05/16/20 at 21:03:16 by MW
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