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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: pirx
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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: bragesjo
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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 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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By: LeeRoth
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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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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
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Is CT-ART 6.0 Worth it?
I am currently working through a series of tactics books by Coakley and others by Ivashchenko. At this point I have finished the first 2 Coakley books and am about 3/4 of the way through Ivashchenko's...

Started 08/04/20 at 16:04:43 by cathexis
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Correspondence Chess 2020
Hey.
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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Book of the year poll is up--vote now while you ca
Can. Hi everyone, just a heads up if you intended to vote in the Book of the Year contest. The poll was originally closed on Aug.2, but it's now open again briefly so that people who missed it can vot...

Started 08/04/20 at 15:58:56 by ReneDescartes
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By: ReneDescartes
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The Abysmal Depths of Chess
Short Version
I’ve started a blog - https://theabysmaldepthsofchess.blogspot.com - dedicated to Beat the Masters - a series of articles from the late 80s/early 90s CHESS Monthly - that gave the reader ...

Started 06/04/20 at 20:08:34 by JonathanB
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By: JonathanB
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Botvinnik Triangle Against Bc4/Bc5 - Good or Bad?
I always thought that this position was something that you should never play into because the opponent can control the "weak" square d4/d5. But I'm seeing games in which players choose to go into this...

Started 07/31/20 at 03:26:32 by SouthofGrey
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By: SouthofGrey
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Pattern Recognition and Intuition
I started a new thread from this Asking for Info on "Sharper" Openings: https://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1594500325
Stigma wrote on 07/20/20 at 23:38:13:
[quote author=232620272C2C27367473420 link=1594500325/21#...|/quote]
I'm not sure it works the way you think it works. This certainly needs study, maybe that science will be done someday.

As far

Started 07/21/20 at 12:55:34 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: trw
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Priyomes
Hello,
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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16 5316 Last Post 07/22/20 at 05:42:56
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Asking for Info on "Sharper" Openings
Greetings!
Having just finished 2 tactics books by Coakley, I'm taking a forum member's recommendation to take the time to go through Dan Heisman's, "A Guide to Chess Improvement." Early in the b...

Started 07/11/20 at 20:45:25 by cathexis
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Aesthetics in moves and combinations
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P.Simacek - P.Neuman, TCh-CZE Extraliga 2003-4
White played 27. Qxh6+. Assuming I calculated both moves, which I did, I conside...

Started 07/03/20 at 05:48:43 by an ordinary chessplayer
12 720 Last Post 07/19/20 at 22:37:53
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Opening Books (something I've been asking myself)
So,..
There are a LOT of people who come to this forum with a question like: "What is the best book on the French?" [or some other opening]
But when I begin reading between the lines, so to ...

Started 07/17/20 at 17:15:12 by cathexis
8 633 Last Post 07/19/20 at 21:56:24
By: ReneDescartes
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Bronstein and 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3
In his book on the Sämisch KID, Chris Ward says Bronstein once gave him "a very interesting lecture on why [after 1.d4 Nf6] 2.Nf3 is far more accurate than 2.c4". This is surprising, since Bronstein u...

Started 07/11/20 at 10:32:19 by Straggler
10 556 Last Post 07/13/20 at 09:49:58
By: Seeley
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ChessPub Digital products 2019 - Nominations
Hi All,
As i mentioned in the other thread i am opening up a separate vote for those opening products that are not considered books for the purposes of our other poll - for example DVDs, opening ...

Started 07/12/20 at 11:46:21 by RoleyPoley
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By: Laramonet
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Is a .pgn file basically just a .txt file?
I can see the wisdom of beginning to record my games and use Fritz to analyze for study and improvement. If I hand record a game and later type it up in Windows Notepad, but save it as .pgn instead of...

Started 07/10/20 at 13:38:35 by cathexis
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By: cathexis
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2019 Opening Books of the Year!
I want to give thumbs up for Christof Sielecki's: Keep It Simple 1.d4 and Cyrus Lakdawala's: The Modern Defence.
I might take up chess again!

Started 12/25/19 at 19:47:10 by RivertonKnight
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