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1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 (cxd4)
Hi all,
just wondering where this might be discussed. Black is trying for a Benoni, and trying to avoid the regular Catalan. White avoids the fianchetto lines of the Benoni by not playing d5. <b...

Started 09/01/20 at 06:03:05 by Bibs
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By: CanadianClub
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8 Queens puzzle
For some reason I woke up this morning interested in the 8-queens problem. It's pretty easy to brute force the solution with an algorithm. I won't bore you with the algorithm I used, although you migh...

Started 09/19/20 at 00:15:33 by an ordinary chessplayer
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Seniors - memory vs understanding
As I get older and closer to retirement (2 more years) I was wondering if I should continue to play tactical openings which require memorization of lines or switch to closed more positional openings w...

Started 09/12/20 at 14:22:57 by Sandman
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Looking for a dull repertoire against 1. d4
Hi ChessPub!
I am rated around 2330 and I'm hoping to become IM someday. However, my performance with the Black pieces has always been significantly worse than my White performance. I score 55% w...

Started 08/15/20 at 16:13:40 by Spongebobiscool
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iOS chess apps list
I was a little frustrated that none of my iOS apps behaved in exactly the way I wanted, so I decided to investigate more thoroughly, to see if there was anything I missed out on before. The result is ...

Started 08/24/20 at 06:02:00 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: cathexis
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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: trw
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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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By: RoleyPoley
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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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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Why does 1.e4 e5 score badly?
I'm sure it's a stupid question and everyone else knows the answer, but please humour me. It's generally accepted that 1...e5 is one of the best defences, and possibly the very best defence, to 1.e4. ...

Started 07/06/20 at 08:50:20 by Straggler
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