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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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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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By: Nickajack
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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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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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