Questions tagged [recommendations]

For questions about recommendations for chess books, software, etc. **NOT** for move recommendations, use the [analysis] tag instead. Note that recommendation questions can easily be closed for being too broad or opinion-based.

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Reference request: Books/Video series on prophylaxis

I would like to imitate the prophylactic playing style of Aron Nimzowitsch, Tigran Petrosian and/or Anatoly Karpov. May I know if there are any books/video series that you would recommend?
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Looking for a PGN reader and writer for Windows 10

I'm looking for a PGN reader and writer for Windows 10. I want to be able to modify and write if I want to enter new lines, all while keeping the format in PGN. I've downloaded ChessX, and it would ...
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What site/s has/have different ratings for different time controls for Chess960?

Lichess and chess.com and have ratings for Chess960, but this is regardless of time control and bullet/blitz/rapid(/classical) in Lichess. Please recommend a site that has different ratings for ...
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What are some of the best free puzzle rush apps?

I'm looking for a puzzle rush app that's free and does not require a subscription. I tried using the Chess.com app, but there's a limit on the number of times you can play in a day.
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How can I convert a pgn file into a text, word, or pdf file?

I want to convert a pgn file into a text, word, or pdf file so I can export games in a pgn file format. I either need software or a link to an online tool. Does anyone know of such a tool?
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Advanced video chess lectures

Could you recommend any video lessons online? I know STL Chess Club on YouTube and I am looking for something similar for 2000+ FIDE players.
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A question about chess literature

I am looking for a chess book written in a very engaging style and thoroughly professional manner. The book should be more along philosophical and psychological lines rather than notations and ...
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Retrograde problem websites

I am looking for a good chess website about retrograde analysis problems, but after a few searches, I haven't found anything. Are there any websites that you can recommend?
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High-quality (not bitmap) diagram software

I'm looking for software that can take FEN and generate a high-quality diagram, in PDF, Postscript, Windows metafile, or something else that will look good at 1200x1200 dpi or better. I thought the ...
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What are the best chess blogs?

I enjoy reading about chess and there is a number of blogs that I follow. And I do toy with the idea of starting a chess blog myself in a distant and uncertain future. So I want to tap your combined ...
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What is the best chess magazine in the world? And what makes a great chess magazine today?

When I was growing up in the 60's and 70's it was the Russian magazine Shakhmatny Bulletin according to Bobby Fischer. In our chess club we generally believed that the reason the club's best player ...
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What chessboard companies are the most reputable? [closed]

As a follow up to my original question What are the characteristics of a good chess board? I was wondering what companies are the most reputable for chessboard construction. Since I am just a beginner ...
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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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What are some helpful chess tactics training websites? [closed]

I like Chesstempo and chess.emrald.net[1]. Are there any others? Edit (25.12.2020): Since at least 2018, chess.emrald.net has often not been responsive.