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Sadler, Regan 'Chess for Life'
Has anyone read this?
I understand they study Tiviakov's Qd6 Scandinavian, but what about the others? Mostly, do they cover Cramling's white or black rep...

Started 03/12/19 at 18:03:28 by nocteus
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By: kylemeister
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Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
I want to start a discussion about this repertoire.
The main choices are:
Sicilian: Rossolimo against 2...Nc6, Moscow against 2...d6, Alapin against 2...e6
Open Games: Scotch 4Knights a...

Started 07/14/18 at 18:27:57 by alyechin
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By: Paul Brondal
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Practicing the woodpecker method?
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone found a good way to practice the woodpecker method? What book, website, chess program are you using? Silly question, is the book problems actually good? I read that i...

Started 03/06/19 at 17:45:14 by Mtal
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By: Paul Brondal
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Pros and Cons of having an opening repertoire?
This is just a simple and basic question. As I started studying openings once for three months 45 years ago, then picked up a line here and there but didn't study serious as consequence of not seeing ...

Started 02/23/19 at 16:54:48 by Jupp53
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By: Jupp53
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Self Training Method
I just started getting serious about getting a consistent training method. I've been doing 30 minutes of woodpecker tactics, playing 15+10 games and analyzing them and working through the Learning Che...

Started 02/27/19 at 02:12:51 by iiPlasma
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By: Jupp53
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Opening training in old Chessmaster style?
I love the style of the old Chessmaster opening training. At any point, all the book moves are displayed in graphic style on the board with yellow dots on the pieces that can be moved, with yellow dot...

Started 02/24/19 at 00:35:39 by jewelmind
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Chessable French Winawer for Black

Started 02/23/19 at 01:27:39 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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ChessPub Book of the Year 2018 - Nominations
ChessPub Book of the Year 2018
Can users add to the list?
It seems I've already forgotten how this works.
Moderators: If this is incorrect, go ahead and delete it.

Started 01/14/19 at 04:20:49 by IM_Serious
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By: Stigma
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Vladimir Kramnik retires
News that former world champion Vladimir Kramnik is retiring from professional chess can be found on the Tata Steel webpage.
This strikes me as really quite sad. Good luck in the future ...

Started 01/30/19 at 00:13:34 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: ReneDescartes
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Play 1...d6 against everything
New book. I'm interested in their recommendation of the Antoshin Philidor - I've tried to make this work a number of times, but I couldn't ...

Started 09/20/17 at 20:51:14 by mn
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By: RdC
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"Understanding Before Moving" series by Grooten
Hello friends. I wanted to call your attention to the "Understanding Before Moving" series of books by Herman Grooten, published by Thinkers Publishing. Currently two volumes are available, the first ...

Started 02/01/19 at 02:28:13 by phonological_loop
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By: gillbod
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Chess Architecture
There is a free paper on 'Chess Architecture' by Keith McCaughin to download:
Discussion here, please.

Started 01/14/19 at 10:19:59 by GMTonyKosten
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By: Stigma
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Keeping your repertoire on a mobile device
I am pretty much addicted to my iPad for chess. There are a number of great ebook apps out there, and plenty of apps to play against others.
One thing that I've found lacking is a nice way of doc...

Started 03/15/18 at 22:31:25 by gillbod
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Tactics training
What do people think is the best method of tactical training?
1) doing lots of puzzles which are easy enough to score highly, but aiming to solve them rapidly?
2) less puzzles, but solving m...

Started 12/27/18 at 10:00:05 by snakebite
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By: Stigma
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How to Study Chess Openings
Hi guys so basically, I am 2300.
I wanted to ask you guys, how do you study chess openings?
In other words, do you do the work on your own with software that is commercially available?

Started 12/27/18 at 01:39:39 by charlesgalofre
6 970 Last Post 12/27/18 at 07:26:53
By: charlesgalofre
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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
10 1506 Last Post 12/11/18 at 22:50:19
By: Bancrates
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