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Theory commonly refers to the erudite study and the philosophy behind the moves in chess (like opening or endgame theory) but this tag can also be used for questions about the game theoretic study of the game itself.

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I know that there are practical methods of playing for a win with White without bothering with an opening advantage. In Kasparov's multivolume work on his predecessors Bent Larsen is described as some …
asked May 30 '16 by DrCapablasker
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I have recently learned that former chess world champion Tigran Petrosian earned a PhD title from Yerevan State University; the title of his dissertation title was Chess Logic. I would like to read w …
asked Apr 23 '16 by DrCapablasker
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I remember reading somewhere in an opening book that the c5 line against the Saemisch is the primary reason why the Saemisch has stopped being popular among the elite. Moreover, it is recommended for …
answered Jan 8 '16 by DrCapablasker
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There is a recent book on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c5 by Alexei Bezgodov. The idea is to liquidate the center pawns and get an open game. Inspired by the book I play it a lot as Black in my online blitz games wit …
answered Jul 8 '17 by DrCapablasker
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I read opening books a lot and they are always focused on finding a way to draw for Black and finding a way for White to play for a win. This makes me wonder why people are not writing opening books o …
asked May 26 '16 by DrCapablasker
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The mate in 4 from another answer can be presented as an interactive puzzle with this link https://www.apronus.com/chess/puzzle/?p=08X8X8X8X8X6K1X4p1N1X4N1k1_w_-_-_0_1&N=4&w=uqtqowd-uqtqoqp-uqtqoqf&h= …
answered Mar 28 by DrCapablasker
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The two books by John Watson about strategy. These themes are considered from a historical viewpoint usually in contrast to the way they are presented in textbooks. Even if you find a favorite textboo …
answered Jun 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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https://www.apronus.com/chess/puzzle/?p=08X8X2p5X8X7NX2N5X1PK5Xk7_w_-_-_0_1&N=4&w=rqsqpqq-aqfqrqw-aqfqiqw-aqpqiqq-aqpqsqw-iqrqpqq-iqoqiqq-iqoqsqw&h=White%20to%20move%20and%20win%20by%20checkmate%20in% …
answered Mar 28 by DrCapablasker