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Fast shipping chess book distributor
I have some books to order, especially some of the new openings books published this months such as the Najdorf of Everyman. Since it is Christmas season, the post always gets very slow due to so many...

Started 12/23/18 at 04:33:27 by Leon_Trotsky
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Chess Structures - A Grandmaster Guide
Chess Structures - A Grandmaster Guide by Mauricio Flores Rios
Apologies if there's a thread on this book already, I had a look but didn't see one.
I hear good things about this book, but it...

Started 12/21/18 at 13:37:49 by Monocle
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By: dfan
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Good chess book for 9 year old?
My 9 year old grandson is interested in chess. I'd like to get him a book for Christmas. Can anyone recommend a good book for beginners?

Started 12/18/18 at 16:43:03 by Cynthia Moore
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Elo and Rapid Elo count
I played an event where I lost about 5 rapid elo points. However if I had played the same results vs the same players and if it had been standard time I would instead have gained 15 elo points. I thin...

Started 12/13/18 at 10:03:33 by bragesjo
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Mental Strength & Converting Won Positions something I struggle with a lot. I can play a great game for 3/4 of the game, reach a technically winning position, only to somehow take my foot off the gas and let my chance slip.
This is ...

Started 11/29/18 at 10:51:21 by Bancrates
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By: Bancrates
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Post-mortem analysis on that locked thread
You know the one. Best keep this as impersonal and dispassionate as possible, it would help to not name names. But, if we don't learn from our blunders, we are doomed to repeat them.
I lurk on El...

Started 12/04/18 at 03:49:43 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: Stigma
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Playing 1.d4 d5 A Classical Repertoire, Ntirlis
I am happy to see this forthcoming book in Quality Chess Publishing Schedule, considering that the 1.e4 e5 book by same author was so good IMHO. Anyone has perhaps a bit more info on what defenses are...

Started 04/17/17 at 11:33:14 by grandpatzer
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Penalty Time - a fairer system for tiebreaks?
The problem with the World Championship match format is perhaps that the leap from classical to rapid games in the tie-break is a leap too far. It is not a bad idea to play more games per day more lik...

Started 12/02/18 at 23:02:06 by jewelmind
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By: mn
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Chess set for 13 year old prodigy
My grandson who is something of a chess prodigy is about to turn 13. His dad says that he would like a nice chess set for his room. He has several portable or traveling sets, but this would be somethi...

Started 11/26/18 at 10:44:52 by Cynthia Moore
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Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player: Volume 1
Has anyone seen this book by Robert Ris ? The sample I've seen looks intriguing.

Started 11/21/18 at 20:44:29 by Laramonet
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Smith and Tikkanen's Woodpecker Method
a book on 'the woodpecker method' is coming soon from quality chess, with the ebook is out already. i was hoping to have a short discussion on it.
for the benefit of those who don't know, the met...

Started 07/19/18 at 12:50:09 by gillbod
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By: Göran
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Hoy do you think in ches?
Dear  friends: I think the most important thing in chess is the way we think. A friend told me to think this way: 1) what is the threat of the other player? 2) Do I have a check? 3) Can i capture anyt...

Started 11/02/18 at 20:49:45 by Pingudon
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By: Jupp53
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Long Chess In 2018 (Online)
Of course, I know I can find what I'm seeking OTB but when it comes to online, where are the most serious, competitive long games played? Is it still ICC? I haven't had a sub there in a while and am c...

Started 06/12/18 at 08:29:36 by ChessIsWar
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By: IsaVulpes
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To "old" to learn the Open Games with Black?
Hello, I am a 61 year old player, rated 1900+ national and 2000+ FIDE. For about 30+ years I have played the Sicilian (Dragon) with Black, than about 15 years the Caro-Kann and now about 3 years the S...

Started 08/14/18 at 15:37:37 by TD
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Opening selection according Erik Kislik
I'm reading Erik Kislik's book 'Applying logic in chess'.
In the Opening strategy chapter he writes:
If you are under 1600, you may want to think about putting together a small and compa...

Started 09/30/18 at 18:30:39 by msiipola
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Internet chess platform with many titled players
My ICC subscription expired a whilst ago when I was too busy to play online. Now in 2018 I see they have platforms like lichess and other stuff, I never heard of some of them.
Which platform(s) ...

Started 09/16/18 at 20:20:35 by Leon_Trotsky
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Gambits chess book app
Hi all. Has anyone used gambits chess book app? I use the everyman and forward chess ones, was thinking of getting a gambit book and thought why not try the app version. Please let me know what you th...

Started 10/03/18 at 15:10:02 by Mtal
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By: fling
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How to face learning, in the most optimal way?
What I mean is, once a player knows a concept, whether technical or attitude to the game, how is the process from when you know it until you apply it completely and it is already part of your game?<br...

Started 09/20/18 at 07:57:54 by AmnesiaKush
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By: CroatianSensation
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"e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
(now with a preview)
One thing I was a bit struck by:  the full game in Chapter 1 involves a known tricky line of the 4....

Started 07/12/17 at 18:15:04 by kylemeister
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