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Before asking for help with improvement....
Hi all!
Since 2003, chess publicans have been starting threads asking for chess improvement. 
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
11 21790 Last Post 09/11/17 at 07:52:48
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,

Started 07/11/20 at 21:33:54 by RoleyPoley
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By: Jupp53
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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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135 63638 Last Post 02/18/21 at 18:51:33
By: shuda2
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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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By: FightingDragon
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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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By: trw
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Learning blindfold chess
On the advice given by GM Tisdall, I'm going to try to learn to play chess blindfolded. I have some questions:
1) What do you think of blindfold chess as a calculation and visualization improveme...

Started 05/10/09 at 07:02:38 by zwitter
3 1447 Last Post 05/10/09 at 21:51:36
By: GMTonyKosten
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Software for recording/expanding repertoire
I'm looking for a piece of software that would allow me to record a repertoire or opening, say, five moves deep, and then slowly add more and more moves to it as I became comfortable. Does any such so...

Started 05/02/09 at 17:31:26 by zwitter
9 4276 Last Post 05/12/09 at 06:51:53
By: Ender
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Opening traps at the club level
There is a famous Chinese military strategist named Sun Tzu. He wrote a classic book on military strategy titled "The Art of War". I was reading an article on the applications of his advice on game th...

Started 05/14/09 at 00:54:37 by zwitter
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40 10305 Last Post 01/11/13 at 11:30:54
By: chk
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Best resources for absolute beginners?
Hello everybody!
My wife has decided that she wants to learn chess. As some of you are involved in chess teaching, maybe you can give some advice which books / software / ... you've made the best...

Started 11/19/11 at 11:22:25 by Zwischenzugzwang
10 2778 Last Post 11/20/11 at 11:41:07
By: Jupp53
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Playing Strength and Thinking Time
Hello everybody!
Does any of you know how the OTB playing strength of a player increases / decreases when his / her thinking time is increased or decreased resp.?
Maybe there are some invest...

Started 01/11/12 at 11:46:02 by Zwischenzugzwang
5 1604 Last Post 01/12/12 at 15:35:13
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Things You Hate most in Chess Books
Hello everybody!
After having spent the last three weeks with a lot of chess books, I found that the same annoying things crop up again and again. And as I'm in writing mood these days and I can'...

Started 01/14/12 at 14:08:30 by Zwischenzugzwang
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18 4527 Last Post 01/16/12 at 19:31:07
By: ghenghisclown
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Width or Depth?
Hello everybody,
in case one wants to improve his/her chess by studying certain positions, I always wonder what is more efficient: Width (i.e., investigating a lot of positions, but rather superf...

Started 04/07/12 at 13:38:03 by Zwischenzugzwang
8 2442 Last Post 04/08/12 at 14:17:45
By: Zwischenzugzwang
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"Eternal tournament"
Hello everybody!
I came up with the idea of organizing an "eternal tournament" in my chess club. The idea is as follows: You play the first, say, seven rounds like a normal Swiss tournament. But ...

Started 03/18/12 at 13:06:07 by Zwischenzugzwang
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17 4619 Last Post 04/09/12 at 09:09:41
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Chess terminology worldwide
Hello everybody,
as I spend my time not only on chess but also have a profession (I'm a linguist), I thought about bringing those two subjects together.
I would like to ask you people about ...

Started 07/01/11 at 09:43:01 by Zwischenzugzwang
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130 49025 Last Post 05/30/12 at 19:05:09
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Dense Tactics vs. Long Tactics
Hello everybody!
With "long tactics" I mean that sort of tactics one normally finds in puzzle books, where one has to find a somewhat surprising first move and then has to calculate some more or ...

Started 05/14/12 at 07:15:25 by Zwischenzugzwang
12 3437 Last Post 06/04/12 at 15:34:35
By: whitecraw
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Who are the most "trustworthy" GMs?
Hello everybody,
who do you think are the most "trustworthy" GMs (and who is not "trustworthy")?
What I mean with that is: A player is "trustworthy" if (s)he only plays openings (s)he believ...

Started 07/30/12 at 06:09:47 by Zwischenzugzwang
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18 5665 Last Post 08/02/12 at 08:18:41
By: brabo
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What do you do when you've forgotten your theory?
Hello everybody!
Imagine the following situation: You're playing a line you had a deep look at yesterday and your opponent makes a non-obvious plunder. You know exactly that now you can force a h...

Started 10/24/11 at 06:28:02 by Zwischenzugzwang
10 3388 Last Post 02/23/14 at 20:43:22
By: brabo
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My black repertoire
I play the following openings:
e4 - Sveshnikov/Kalashnikov or Kan
d4 - Dutch or Nimzoindian/Queensindian.
I suppose it makes sense to group them as follows: Sveshnikov/Kalashnikov with ...

Started 05/21/05 at 13:51:33 by zugspitz (Guest)
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18 6166 Last Post 10/01/10 at 12:32:29
By: HoemberChess
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Survey for final school project
I'm a swiss student and currently working on my final school project, in which I analyse and compare several purely strategic boardgames. My goal is to create a new strat...

Started 08/29/19 at 15:06:00 by Zorty
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By: Zorty
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more scheveningen
Hey guys !
sorry for rewarming an old thread, but since I intend to go to Amsterdam very soon, I have an urgent need on how to correctly pronounce "scheveningen", could anybody help me with some ...

Started 10/07/08 at 00:31:48 by zoo (Ex Member)
5 1985 Last Post 10/07/08 at 17:09:08
By: MNb
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