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Before asking for help with improvement....
Hi all!
Since 2003, chess publicans have been starting threads asking for chess improvement. 
PLEASE!
Read the previous threads before starting a new one on this topic. 
If possible, add your c...

Started 04/27/10 at 02:33:05 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Poll: ChessPub Book of the Year 2018
Here is the poll for the 2018 openings book of the year. I've stopped the nominations, and I've also stopped new member registration. One vote per member, but you have one hour to change your mind!<br...

Started 02/24/19 at 10:17:52 by GMTonyKosten
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Advertisements for other sites/forums
Would anyone who wishes to advertise content on another site or Forum please have the courtesy to ask me first, otherwise your missive risks being deleted! Cry

Started 05/22/06 at 00:07:36 by GMTonyKosten
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Poll: ChessPub Book of the year 2019
Hi All,
Here is the book of the year poll for titles published in 2019.
Closing date is 2 August.
Best wishes,
RP

Started 07/11/20 at 21:33:54 by RoleyPoley
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Game collections
My favorite type of chess books are player's game collections (especially when they are written by the players themselves).   They are my favorite because studying a great player's games is one of the...

Started 08/14/05 at 23:25:26 by Prince-Nez
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Dvorkovich on cheating
Hi.
Fide president Dvorkovich has published some questions about computer-assisted cheating in chess for the whole wider chess community.
https://www.fide.com/news/703
Somewhat interesting reading ...

Started 08/25/20 at 07:05:41 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: cathexis
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Nomenclature of Openings: Indian Jungle
Savielly Tartakower's booklet Indisch (Berlin 1924) has the subtitle "Aus der Werkstätte einer Eröffnung" [from an opening's workshop (laboratory?)]. Instead of giving theory as the established result...

Started 07/06/11 at 17:17:46 by Stefan Buecker
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By: Stefan Buecker
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Fide approves online chess regulations
It appears Fide have been busy. A fairly lengthy ruleset for online play has now been adopted.
https://www.fide.com/news/889?fbclid=IwAR1cSZ_Eg2IFFd4V9F1YPRb6YpTZJzcCCW6fcfcsQ...
Th...

Started 01/07/21 at 08:04:40 by Confused_by_Theory
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Chess Popularity Nowadays..........
why the draw is removed from chess rules???

Started 04/24/21 at 08:34:49 by abdulrahmanitpy
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Chess Position Trainer
Anybody used this free program?  Is it as good as is claimed on http://www.chessville.com/misc/ChessPositionTrainer.htm?  Certainly the price is right!  The website given gives a site (http://www.ches...

Started 10/18/04 at 02:28:15 by Glenn Snow
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Recommend Black repertoire for my style
I'm re-evaluating my Black repertoire and I'm turning to the experts on ChessPub for advice.  Please read this post carefully and make a recommendation for my Black repertoire (vs. 1.e4 and 1.d4) that...

Started 10/21/10 at 00:31:33 by ErictheRed
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By: Pawnpusher
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Guerrillas Gambit Style
The below comments were made by one of our more controversial members in a by now infamous and locked thread. Nevertheless, while I agree that many of his posts are combative, some of his points still...

Started 03/27/21 at 23:56:07 by TopNotch
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Is FatFritz ethically doubtful?
Is there a corresponding article in english? https://schach.computer/fat-fritz-2-ein-unmoralisches-angebot/
The authors say FatFritz1 is Lc0 and FatFritz2 is Stockfish12Nnue. Does CB try to twit ...

Started 02/13/21 at 20:20:29 by Jupp53
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By: Seeley
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Khalifman's 'Opening for Black According to Karpov
Hi
Can  somene tell me something about this book? Is there 'white' volume also?
Did he covered transpositions from nimzo to bogo? (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 etc).
Regards
M.

Started 10/31/09 at 22:35:19 by Ender
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Opening Study Process
All
I have been a longtime lurker but have not posted much as you can see from my 4 posts.  I have learned so much from reading the posts and so appreciate everyone's contributions.  If I am post...

Started 02/01/21 at 14:07:08 by D10763
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By: cathexis
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Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
The one that starts here:-
http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/2/16/build_up_your_chess_1_-_artur_yusupo...
Serious question:
Are there any documented cases of someone working their w...

Started 01/27/17 at 13:02:25 by JonathanB
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By: Sandman
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KIA rep
Hi all, I been looking for a backup rep, and was thinking of the KIA. First would it be better to play e4 or nf3 on move one and why? Are there any lines that are good for black that are really good f...

Started 04/13/20 at 05:50:22 by Mtal
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By: Stigma
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Correspondence Chess 2020
Hey.
With less stuff to do because of Corona I am right now playing in my first correspondence chess tournament in I think 6 years. Beforehand I noticed there is a split in the corr community. Mo...

Started 05/24/20 at 15:49:55 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: bragesjo
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Igor Rausis caught cheating in Strasbourg
Igor Rausis was caught using a phone at a tournament in Strasbourg and has admitted to cheating. Given the recent stories, and the reaction from a lot of professional players about the increase in his...

Started 07/13/19 at 16:03:52 by RoleyPoley
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Definition of a valve (chess problems)
These are *not* precise definitions:
an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 04/21/21 at 17:41:40:
Valvular Move - A Black (sic) move that opens one line and closes another. --Reinfeld
valve - A move that opens one line and closes another. --Wikipedia

You can...

Started 04/23/21 at 03:10:20 by an ordinary chessplayer
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