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Is it True that Capa Never Read a Chess Book?
It's been said that Capablanca never read a chess book or, at least, that he didn't do so until after he became world champion.  Has anyone been able to shed light on whether this is true or not?  <br...

Started 12/12/16 at 19:54:46 by LeeRoth
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Are we that intelligent because we play chess?
It seems to me that whenever some non-player hears that we play competitive chess, her reaction is "Oh, you should be very intelligent then! I could never do this!" and so on and on, with "You should ...

Started 01/28/17 at 10:54:29 by grandpatzer
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Good Books on Chess
Hello there.
I'm looking for some good books to get a better and deeper understanding of chess. I was searching some trusted websites online and found so many for sale, I can't really decide.<br ...

Started 02/23/17 at 04:35:25 by Paul
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Can't Decide On Opening Repertoire
I'm a little over 2100 USCF and can't decide on an opening repertoire. I never really had a complete repertoire that I liked. As White I play 1.e4 but I'm not sure what I want to play against the main...

Started 01/09/17 at 13:51:49 by BobbyDigital80
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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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38 players over 2700
I was a little bit shocked, when I noticed, that there are 38 players with over 2700 elo
http://chess.liverating.org/
Once upon a time the 2700 barrier was something magic, the 2600+ were ca...

Started 04/21/10 at 21:51:16 by gewgaw
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Is the minority attack obsolete per AlphaZero ?
In Sadler & Regan's book Game Changer it's noted that AlphaZero never does a minority attack.
Surprising as Black's goal in the Najdorf, & other Sicilians, is a queenside minority attack. Could t...

Started 05/01/19 at 20:27:55 by ernie
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Is the minority attack obsolete per AlphaZero ?
In Sadler & Regan's book Game Changer it's noted that AlphaZero never does a minority attack.
Surprising as Black's goal in the Najdorf, & other Sicilians, is a queenside minority attack. Could t...

Started 05/01/19 at 20:25:51 by ernie
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Opening books that you would like to see published
What are a few opening books that you would like to see published, for whatever reason (e.g. you play a particular opening or variation, and you'd love another book on that, or there isn't yet a  - go...

Started 02/10/19 at 11:09:44 by grandpatzer
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"e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
(now with a preview)
http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/295/e3_poison_by_axel_smith/
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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Amount of theory in NID/QID vs. other openings
If someone takes up the NID and QID, is that twice the amount of theory that other openings like the KID or Semi-Slav have? I want to play the NID and was wondering how much QID theory there is compar...

Started 04/11/19 at 04:50:05 by BobbyDigital80
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Eva Moser has has died at 36
"Last weekend the Austrian chess player Eva Moser died at the age of 36. She was the best female Austrian chess player of all time and in 2006 even won the open Austrian National Championship..."<br /...

Started 04/03/19 at 17:24:19 by alyechin
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Annotated Game Collections
I want to start annotating master level games and then going back to check the book to see what I've missed in terms of ideas of variations. Are there any great game collections you'd recommend? I was...

Started 03/07/19 at 03:39:24 by iiPlasma
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Training and On my great predecessors
Very interesting weekend.
The past weekend, my chess club was so fortunate to have GM Socko come and train us for 15 hours. Besides being a very strong chess player, he is also the coach of Polan...

Started 03/20/19 at 13:25:40 by Paul Brondal
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Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess, Vol.1
Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess, Volume 1: Rare Ideas for Black, by Alexander Ipatov, Thinkers Publishing, 2019.
Just published. From the PDF excerpt of Vol. 1, it seems to me mostly a ...

Started 02/14/19 at 19:36:00 by grandpatzer
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Low Maitenance Repertoire
As much as I love chess, the opening is probably my least favorite part which feels like a chore most of the time. What would be a low maintenance repertoire where there might be a bit of theory but I...

Started 02/21/19 at 13:23:35 by iiPlasma
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New Biographies
Seems like there are a lot of new biographies/games collections out or on the way:
McFarland has published doorstoppers covering:
Louis Paulsen
Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi (a multi-biography)
Neumann, Hirshfeld and Suhle (19t...

Started 04/03/19 at 18:34:44 by LeeRoth
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New book "Game Changer" on Deepmind's AlphaZero
Hello, I was wondering if anyone has gotten their hands on a copy of the new book "Game Changer" yet? I'm in the US and preordered a copy from Amazon, where it will be released on the 15th of this mon...

Started 02/04/19 at 18:47:50 by phonological_loop
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New book by Lakdawala?
In "Reaching the Top?!" by Peter Kurzdorfer Lakdawala mentions a new book he is writing with Joel Sneed, about the London System, the Caro-Kann and the Slav. Does anybody know anything about this? Pub...

Started 10/31/16 at 08:40:48 by TD
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On what level is theory meaningful?
On what rating level is study of concert theory meaningful? Where the best moves also influences the outcome of games.
My experience is that on my level (1500) such study is mostly wasted time. I...

Started 03/13/19 at 06:55:49 by msiipola
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