Free chess theory?!

Technical questions regarding Openings, Middlegames, Endings etc.
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soheil_hooshdaran
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Free chess theory?!

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:04 am

Hello.
I want to work on opening theory. Is there any free materials available on the web? NIC articles are great, but not free.

John McKenna
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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:21 am

What kind of 'work' is it that you want to do and what's the end product?

Are you interested in all of opening theory, specific areas or just anything that is available for free?
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:49 am

If there is a free magazine on the opening theory, it likely has something relevant to my repertoire

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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:51 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:If there is a free magazine on the opening theory, it likely has something relevant to my repertoire
Are you familiar with
www.chesspublishing.com and
www.chesspub.com ?

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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:01 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:If there is a free magazine on the opening theory, it likely has something relevant to my repertoire
Are you familiar with
http://www.chesspublishing.com and
http://www.chesspub.com ?
I came across the first one, but it's not free. But I didn't know about the 2nd link. What is it?

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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:09 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote: What is it?
www.chesspub.com is a discussion forum like this one, but specialising in chess openings. So you can ask questions such as "What's Black's best reply to the Colle (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3) ?

Incidently chesspublishing.com offers edited highlights of its coverage without charge.

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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:08 am

But How to know who is who there?

A feature of this forum is that people appear with their real name.

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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:13 am

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
But How to know who is who there?

Why would you want to know who it is that is there ?

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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:19 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
But How to know who is who there?

Why would you want to know who it is that is there ?
Well, it makes a difference whether a 2200+-player answers me or a 1200-player

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Re: Free chess theory?!

Post by Mark Ashley » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:37 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Barry Sandercock wrote:Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
But How to know who is who there?

Why would you want to know who it is that is there ?
Well, it makes a difference whether a 2200+-player answers me or a 1200-player
You should be able to establish that from the quality of the responses you get on their forum. If not, just reading through enough posts generally allows one to get an idea as to who the poster may be...some even post under their own name.

Most posters there appear quite strong players (they are there primarily for the discussions on theory and are usually serious Correspondence players and/or chess authors/coaches). They are also usually very approachable.

I'm most likely one of the weakest players on the site and suspect i am in a minority as i think players of my strength are more likely to be on Chess.com.

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