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Light chess literature for beginning kids and their parents

Looking for book recommendations for kids learning chess and their parents, or for the broad general public intrigued by chess. The idea is to read stories true or faked that fire the imagination to ...
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Chess books for master level players

Chess books written by Aagaard, Dvoretsky and Kasparov are suitable books for master level players. I have recently discovered the book Perfect Your Chess by Volokitin & Grabinsky which is similar ...
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Very Confusing Openings

What are some openings that normally a player with less or no understanding of opening theory would suffer agonizingly? Or perhaps, openings that are extremely confusing to play against? To me, the ...
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Examples of recent early opening novelties at the top level

The world elite usually practises extremely deep opening preparation based on established theory, with the first move that has never been played before often coming after the 20th turn. What are some ...
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Names of All Gambits [closed]

I'd be interested in knowing the names and moves for all named gambits in chess. If anyone has such a list or knows where I can find one please do pass it on to me. Please be sure to include names of ...
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Best chess theory books for beginners

What are the best chess books regarding theory and such for beginners?
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Joke Annotations

I have run into two examples of hilarious annotations of games over the years. One is the "annotation" of the fake "Immortal Overprotection Game" Nimzowitsch-Systemsson, written by Hans Kmoch as a ...
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What are ways of practicing blindfold chess?

Is there a way to practice blindfold chess on the computer? For example, are there any programs online which give only a transcript of the moves played, and allow you to type in your next move, ...
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What are some common chess traps?

What are some of the most common traps to be aware of? I am talking about examples such as The Fishing Pole Trap The Lasker Trap in the Albin Counter Gambit The Rubinstein Trap in the Queen's ...
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Very Aggressive Openings

One of my favorite openings is the King's Gambit. It is extremely aggressive, and makes for a sharp tactical game without sacrificing too much material. It isn't played at the highest level at ...