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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Recommended mobile app or website to memorize openings

I'm looking to improve my game's opening. Could any of you could recommend an app or website dedicated to this?
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What are some resources for someone past beginner but whom is not yet intermediate?

I've been playing chess off and on for the better part of 15 years, however, I've never done it enough to count myself as any good at it. I'd like to get better, but intermediate guides go over my ...
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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 some good books for chess openings?

I am not new to chess, I have been playing for around 6 years. But I don't know much about chess openings technically. What are some of the very good books to learn important opening moves?
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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.
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Where can I find exercises where the best move isn't always a tactical one?

I know solving a lot of tactics problems has its benefits, but also its limitations. In a real game there is no way to know if a tactic is present — maybe the best move is defensive. I am seeking ...
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Non-Tactical Puzzles

Its surprisingly hard to find chess puzzles where the solution is not necessarily tactic resulting in checkmate or a heavy win of material. The problem with these tactical puzzles is that they do not ...
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What are some good tactics books?

I am looking for books with exercises to improve at tactics. It seems that there are lots of options. My definition of what constitutes a “good” tactics books is variety. Even if the book focuses on a ...
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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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