A reference to consigning information to memory. One can memorize specific strategies, opening moves, or even endgame techniques.

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Vitamins to improve memorizing of variations in chess

Has anyone tried vitamins for improving memory? How about Memo Plus Gold, has anyone tried it? Do you think it will improve memorizing theories and variations?
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What alternatives are there to Chess Position Trainer?

CPT is software for testing (among other things) one's opening repertoire knowledge. I'm wondering if there are any other similar pieces of software I should consider.
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Chess games similar to Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard

In college I memorized a few chess games, and the only one that has stayed in my memory is Morphy vs. the Duke. [fen ""] [Event "Paris"] [Site "Paris"] [Date "1858"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Paul ...
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Opening tree graph

I found this tree and found it an excellent visualisation: Could anyone provide me with a graph that includes all common chess openings but to a lesser depth?
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Does swapping the colors of the squares affect the gameplay?

If for example, the bottom-left square is light instead of dark AND we place the queens in their colors: By affect I mean psychologically, etc., because it is pretty obvious that everything you can ...
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Memorizing the board

I'm always experiencing difficulties while trying to visualize what moves a tutorial (or an answer here for that matter) is talking about unless I have a chessboard with coordinates nearby. Is this ...