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Fairly recent books on chess programming?
As subject above, are there any valuable, fairly recent books on chess programming, with code samples or complete code (not just general principles on AI, algorithms, etc.)?

Started 12/16/20 at 21:47:54 by grandpatzer
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By: Pawnpusher
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Chrome Extension for use with the Lichess site
Hi everyone, Im a developer and I made Chrome Extension for Live Chess Analysis in games.
Is really cool if you are streaming or seen another games lives.
Unfortunately the exten...

Started 12/14/20 at 18:14:00 by pawngun
1 467 Last Post 12/15/20 at 02:29:01
By: Stigma
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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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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: Stigma
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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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By: bragesjo
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Covid protocols and common sense
Okay members, see if you can spot a problem in the photo here:

Started 11/22/20 at 23:04:29 by Bibs
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By: Bibs
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Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Hi all. I remember a beautiful miniature by Black in the Najdorf Poisoned Pawn, played  by two Jugoslav GMs. It was played a lot of years ago. In an apparently lost position Black ended with ...Rb3!!....

Started 11/08/20 at 14:27:14 by grandpatzer
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Chessbase discount day today 20201117
For your information dear forum. The Chessbase discount day is here:
Whenever I've wanted to buy something from chessbase I always reg...

Started 11/17/20 at 07:37:45 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: TD
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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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By: Ron C
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Looking for Direction in Drawing Techniques
I have some trouble with it. My tactics books put a "Win Material/Mate in ~" mind set onto me, no surprise. But the only techniques I've come across are forcing self-stalemate by my opponent or insuff...

Started 10/29/20 at 00:33:46 by cathexis
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By: cathexis
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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: Confused_by_Theory
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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
3 609 Last Post 10/10/20 at 16:30:16
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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By: Pawnpusher
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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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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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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
5 585 Last Post 10/02/20 at 17:45:04
By: kylemeister
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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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