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Webinar: Free chess training
Hello, I'm Alberto Chueca, FIDE Master and chess coach.
Today, I would like to help some of you by giving you a free chess online training about strategy.
Are you finding how to improve in c...

Started 09/26/18 at 08:44:05 by AlbertoChueca
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Best instructive writing on open positions?
In my junior days, my results only started improving when I moved away from open positions, studied a bit of Nimzowitsch, Silman and Dvoretsky, and started playing closed and especially fluid position...

Started 08/07/18 at 21:42:47 by Stigma
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By: Stigma
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New YOUTUBE channel by chess coach
Dear chess players and fans, I am young and enthusiastic chess coach who loves to work with passionate chess players all around the world and I decided to start my own new youtube channel. I' am chess...

Started 08/17/16 at 19:01:31 by KestonyChess
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By: tzermia
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Which edition of "my System" should I buy?
I have so many good things about nimzovitz's my system that even though it will tough going, I am going to get it. I know there are two editions out since the old descriptive notation ones, but which ...

Started 09/22/18 at 11:37:22 by the hay
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By: Stigma
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Becoming a attacking monster?
Hi all,
So cutting to the chase, I really love to attack, hack, go for the king, etc... I was just wondering, how to get better at it. So what does everyone think? What players games would you st...

Started 09/09/18 at 16:53:34 by Mtal
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By: Jupp53
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Chess history Video Fischer v Tal fake Caro!
Just came across this video of 1959 Candidates
Interesting moment about 59 seconds in Fischer 1 e4. Tal c6 keeps hol...

Started 06/13/16 at 09:02:17 by FischerTal
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By: AntesInferno
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A repertoire book without Nimzoindian?
I want to play 1.d4 but I would like to sidestep the Nimzo ( too dangerous for my heart condition  Sad). Does  that book exist? I mean a book that study the ragozin, queen’s indian, Vienna etc. No Nimz...

Started 09/09/18 at 14:33:36 by Pingudon
8 1053 Last Post 09/10/18 at 17:20:51
By: nocteus
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Ehlvest book GM Opening Preparation
I have looked at the first chapter and it is a pretty good workup of isolated pawn positions, and some historical games, with quite a few general insights and observations. A good discussion of "resea...

Started 09/01/18 at 13:12:42 by Pawnpusher
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ECF charge to play in England
I've played in tournaments in England before and also in Bulgaria and Greece, as well as my native Wales. However, for the next tournament I am to play in, again in England, I have had to pay a fee be...

Started 08/13/18 at 20:43:16 by Laramonet
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By: RdC
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Poll: Should I play exclusively a universal system?
I'm a 1700 Elo player. In the far future, I aim to get up to 2100-2300 Elo (2300 Elo is the most optimistic scenario, I am certain that I will never try to go beyond 2300 Elo).
During all my past...

Started 08/12/18 at 02:05:50 by Marc Benford
11 1355 Last Post 08/12/18 at 21:33:44
By: Straggler
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online chess coach
hello, i have been searching for an online chess coach recently, ( on ICC ) and i found some interesting options, but unable to chose the best one! ... i need some help figuring out what to chose! i a...

Started 07/23/18 at 02:12:12 by amberteresa
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By: ErictheRed
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Modernised Nimzo/QGD by Pavlovic
I could find not thread for this book. In any case, am I missing something, but where is coverage of the Exchange Variation?

Started 05/31/18 at 19:51:04 by Leon_Trotsky
11 1904 Last Post 07/21/18 at 18:51:23
By: ErictheRed
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Missing Woodpecker thread
Here's a link to the disappearing Woodpecker thread:

Started 07/21/18 at 17:33:55 by ReneDescartes
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Bishop-pair valuable because...why exactly?
Why is having the bishop-pair more valuable than having a knight and bishop?
One popular answer is that a bishop is slightly more valuable than a knight: if the knight is worth 3.0 units of value...

Started 07/04/18 at 10:27:10 by GeneM
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By: MNb
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Quality Chess is working on a book of Efim Geller's games.  Should be a good one.  Geller tends to be overlooked, but he was one of the greats; good enough to get a section in My Great Predecessors.  ...

Started 06/07/18 at 19:35:58 by LeeRoth
9 1813 Last Post 07/11/18 at 18:18:02
By: ReneDescartes
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Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian and French by Shaw
Anyone has a bit more info regarding this book, to this day? When is it going to be published? It it still Spring 2017, as from the Publisher's schedule, or it's delayed?
My understanding is that...

Started 04/17/17 at 11:28:40 by grandpatzer
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By: Stigma
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Download pgn from chesspub site
Hi. Do you know how to make it ? For me it's does not work Thanks

Started 06/25/18 at 09:46:15 by parisestmagique
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From Gambit after 4...Bg4
A new move in a line against the From gambit. (at least to me)
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.fxd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Bg4
Not easy for White to attain much against this line after 5.e4 or e3. Against a better...

Started 06/14/18 at 15:35:40 by Lat1
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By: Glenn Snow
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1.e4 repertoire recommendations
Hi everyone,
as a long time 1.d4 player, i'd like to take on 1.e4 aswell. Which books/lines would you recommend overall, but more precisely for a strategic oriented player? I am very much at ease...

Started 06/16/18 at 12:54:58 by nocteus
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Is Being Bad At Blitz Games a Problem?
Of course if one wants to be a better blitz player then being bad at thinking quickly and finding tactics under time pressure is a big problem. My question is more about players who are more focused o...

Started 09/30/16 at 19:09:22 by Galeyan
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