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The Queen's Gambit

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ISBN10 : 079534306X

Publisher : Rosetta Books

Number of Pages : 243

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The basis for the hit Netflix series! “What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit” (Playboy). When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a prodigy. Though penniless, she is desperate to learn more—and steals a chess magazine and enough money to enter a tournament. Beth also steals some of her foster mother’s tranquilizers to which she is becoming addicted. At thirteen, Beth wins the chess tournament. By the age of sixteen she is competing in the US Open Championship and, like Fast Eddie in The Hustler, she hates to lose. By eighteen she is the US champion—and Russia awaits . . . Fast-paced and elegantly written, The Queen’s Gambit is a thriller masquerading as a chess novel—one that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. “The Queen’s Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years—for the pure pleasure and skill of it.” —Michael Ondaatje, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The English Patient

Opening Repertoire: The Queen's Gambit

Author : Damian Lemos

ISBN10 : 1781942625

Publisher : Everyman Chess

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Games & Activities

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Book Summary: Grandmaster Damian Lemos presents a repertoire for White in the Queen’s Gambit, one of the most famous chess openings. The Queen’s Gambit enjoys a long and illustrious past. It has been played by virtually all the strongest grandmasters in the history of chess, and today it remains a popular choice for players of all levels. White’s opening moves in the Queen’s Gambit are built on sound strategic principles, and it can lead to positions rich in both tactical and positional play. It’s a perfect opening to use in order to develop your chess understanding. It’s a perfect opening to use in order to develop your chess understanding. There are many defences that Black can employ against the Queen’s Gambit and it’s easy to become confused by the countless options for both White and Black. Lemos tackles this problem by providing a concise, easy-to-learn and practical repertoire that is suitable for players of all levels. Using illustrative games, Lemos examines the typical tactics and strategies for both sides, and highlights the key move order issues. This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the Queen’s Gambit. * A complete repertoire with 1 d4 d5 2 c4 * Over 50 games with grandmaster analysis * Written by a Queen’s Gambit expert

The Queen's Gambit Accepted

Author : Chris Ward

ISBN10 : 1849946981

Publisher : Batsford

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Games & Activities

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Book Summary: The Queen's Gambit Accepted (QGA) is Black's most straightforward answer to the popular Queen's Gambit. By accepting the gambit pawn, Black refuses to submit to the strategic bear-hug which is so common in the Queen's Gambit Declines. The QGA is fundamentally sound, but soon leads to sharp play where both sides have plenty of chances to play for a win.

The Queen's Gambit

Author : Jessie Mihalik

ISBN10 : 1641970383

Publisher : NYLA

Number of Pages : 173

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1934

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Book Summary: When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war—again—Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict. But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn’t pay the bills, not when both sides refuse to trade with neutral sectors.. With her people on the brink of starvation, Samara hatches a daring plan to snatch the kidnapped Kos Emperor from the Quint mercenaries holding him. The Kos Empire will pay a fortune for their emperor’s return, enough to feed the Coalition’s citizens while they wait for the return to a begrudging peace. But when her plan goes sideways, Samara finds herself evading Quint mercenaries with the very man she intends to capture. And the more time she spends with Valentin Kos, the more she realizes that he’s not the coldly indifferent villain she imagined. Torn between duty and desire, Samara must decide if saving her people is worth giving up the one thing she’s always wanted.

The Double Queen's Gambit

Author : Alexey Bezgodov

ISBN10 : 9056916122

Publisher : New In Chess

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Games & Activities

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Book Summary: Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete chess opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4. After replying with 1…d5, the former Russian Chess Champion advises you to take up the Double Queen’s Gambit and play 2…c5! against both 2. c4 and 2. Nf3. In The Double Queen’s Gambit Black’s attitude is as active and ambitious as that of White in the Queen’s Gambit. This ambition may seem premature at first sight, but many strong grandmasters have already successfully played this system. After thoroughly investigating and analysing this opening, Bezgodov has gained a lot of experience in practical grandmaster play. The system not only turned out to be playable but also brought him success, and not just because of its surprise value. Bezgodov’s conclusion is that there is no clear and compelling way for White to reach an advantage. The fresh ideas and the clear explanations in The Double Queen’s Gambit may change your view on modern chess opening theory. Bezgodov provides dozens of exercises to test your understanding of his system.

The Queen's Gambit Declined: Move by Move

Author : Nigel Davies

ISBN10 : 1781944091

Publisher : Everyman Chess

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Games & Activities

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Book Summary: The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the central pillars of chess opening theory. Virtually every world champion has played the opening with both the white and black pieces and it is a great favorite at all levels in chess. The reason for its enduring popularity is that it is rich in the classic strategic themes. Either side can end up with an isolated d-pawn, White can pursue a queenside initiative while Black counters on the other wing or White can attempt to build a powerful centre that Black hopes to undermine. The Move by Move series provides an ideal format for the keen chessplayer to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study chess while providing the best possible chance to retain what has been learnt. * Everything you need to know about the Queen’s Gambit Declined . * The Q and A approach emphasizes plans and strategies. * Written by an expert on the opening.

My Best Games of Chess

Author : Alexander Alekhine

ISBN10 : 1936490668

Publisher : SCB Distributors

Number of Pages : 456

Category : Games & Activities

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Book Summary: The Genius of Alekhine In chess literature, there have only been a very few chess books that have immediately - and permanently - established themselves as classics. Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker, Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Réti and Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark Dvoretsky are three that come to mind. There are of course others, among them My Best Games of Chess, 1908-1937 by the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine. The original English edition, published three-quarters of a century ago, used English descriptive notation, contained one photograph, no crosstables and was released in two separate volumes. This new 21st-century edition, presented with modern algebraic notation, has combined both books into a single volume, added more than three dozen archival photographs, crosstables, Alekhine's complete match and tournament records, a foreword by Russian grandmaster Igor Zaitsev, as well as many more diagrams. A comprehensive computer-assisted analytical supplement has also been prepared and is available for download at no extra charge, so that, if you wish, you may compare Alekhine's impressive notes with the preferences of the silicon monster. Whether you feel as if you are revisiting an old friend, or being introduced to this splendid game collection for the first time, you will marvel at how Alekhine's games and works remain in many respects extraordinarily consonant with the modern approach. And you will not fail to be impressed by the genuine genius that is Alekhine.

Spassky: Move by Move

Author : Zenon Franco

ISBN10 : 1781942684

Publisher : Everyman Chess

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Games & Activities

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Book Summary: Boris Spassky is one of the greatest chess players in the history of the game. He was the World Champion for three years, after winning the title by beating Tigran Petrosian. His name is forever linked with his great rival Bobby Fischer and their epic 1972 ‘Match of the Century’, which did so much to popularize the game throughout the world. Over the board, Spassky is renowned for his universal style, as he was equally skilled in all phases on the game. In Spassky’s best games his pieces seemed to combine together in perfect harmony, and he produced a number of memorable masterpieces. In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Spassky’s chess style, selects and studies his favourite Spassky games, and demonstrates how we can all improve our chess by learning from Spassky’s play. Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge. Learn from the games of a chess legendImportant ideas absorbed by continued practiceUtilizes an ideal approach to chess study

Opening Repertoire: 1 d4 with 2 c4

Author : Cyrus Lakdawala

ISBN10 : 1781945101

Publisher : Everyman Chess

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Games & Activities

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Book Summary: These days the move 1 d4 is often used as the precursor to quieter opening choices such as the London System, the Colle System or the Trompovsky. In this book the highly experienced chess author and coach Cyrus Lakdawala goes back to basics, outlining an aggressive repertoire for White based on 1 d4, following up with the traditional 2 c4. The emphasis of the repertoire is to gain space as quickly as possible and set Black the task of finding quick counterplay or face the risk of being overrun. Lakdawala recommends lines with f2-f3 against the Nimzo-Indian, the Petrosian System against the King’s Indian and the Flick Knife (f4 with Bb5+) against the Benoni. With thorough explanations on pawn structures and piece placement, this book provides insight to both strong masters and less experienced players alike. The format is ideal for the chessplayer keen to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. * Presents a powerful, aggressive repertoire starting at move one. * Thorough explanations of typical pawn structures and piece manoeuvres. * Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study.

Riot, don't diet!

Author : Elisabeth Lechner

ISBN10 : 3218012600

Publisher : Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Dick, haarig, queer, alt, Schwarz, behindert: Wer in unserer Gesellschaft nicht der Norm entspricht, wer sich und seinen Körper nicht dem kommerzialisierten Zwang zur Selbstoptimierung unterwirft, wird marginalisiert, gemobbt und ausgegrenzt. Doch wer definiert Schönheit und wem nützt das? Klar ist jedenfalls: Schönheit ist nicht nur ein Geschäft, sie ist vor allem eines: politisch. Wenn eine Frau wegen unrasierten Beinen Morddrohungen bekommt, wenn Jobbewerbungen nach dem Körpergewicht beurteilt werden, wenn ein dunklerer Teint "in" ist, aber Schwarze Menschen weiterhin strukturell diskriminiert werden – dann ist ein Umdenken der Mehrheit und ein Aufstand gerade für jene Menschen notwendig, die besonders unter dem Schönheitsdruck in den Medien und an unserem Umgang miteinander leiden. Elisabeth Lechner trifft AktivistInnen, zerlegt gekonnt gängige Vorurteile und legt einen ermutigenden 5-Punkte-Plan vor, wie echte Solidarität aussehen kann und wie wir alle unseren Begriff von Schönheit hinterfragen können. Dem Riot schließen sich an: Christl Clear ● kerosin95 ● Laura Gehlhaar ● Linus Giese ● minusgold ● Ulrike Schöflinger uvm.

Can't Be Faded

Author : Stooges Brass Band,Kyle DeCoste

ISBN10 : 1496830067

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The Stooges Brass Band always had big dreams. From playing in the streets of New Orleans in the mid-1990s to playing stages the world over, they have held fast to their goal of raising brass band music and musicians to new heights—professionally and musically. In the intervening years, the band’s members have become family, courted controversy, and trained a new generation of musicians, becoming one of the city’s top brass bands along the way. Two decades after their founding, they have decided to tell their story. Can’t Be Faded: Twenty Years in the New Orleans Brass Band Game is a collaboration between musician and ethnomusicologist Kyle DeCoste and more than a dozen members of the Stooges Brass Band, past and present. It is the culmination of five years of interviews, research, and writing. Told with humor and candor, it’s as much a personal account of the Stooges’ careers as it is a story of the city’s musicians and, even more generally, a coming-of-age tale about black men in the United States at the turn of the twenty-first century. DeCoste and the band members take readers into the barrooms, practice rooms, studios, tour vans, and streets where the music is made and brotherhoods are shaped and strengthened. Comprised of lively firsthand accounts and honest dialogue, Can’t Be Faded is a dynamic approach to collaborative research that offers a sensitive portrait of the humans behind the horns.

How Ottawa Spends, 2012-2013

Author : G. Bruce Doern,Christopher Stoney

ISBN10 : 0773587799

Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP

Number of Pages : 344

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Continuing its tradition of current, exemplary scholarship, the 2012-13 edition of How Ottawa Spends casts a critical eye at national politics, priorities, and policies, with an emphasis on the Conservative majority's mandated austerity measures and budget-cutting strategies. Leading scholars from across Canada examine a new era of majority government and a transformed political opposition both in Parliament and in provincial politics. Several closely linked political, policy, and spending realms are examined, including corporate tax reform, Conservative Party social policy, regional economic development, science and technology investments, Canada-US perimeter security and trade agreements, the rise and fall of regulatory regimes, and Canadian health care. Related governance issues such as federal infrastructure program impacts, the Harper government's Economic Action Plan impacts in Ontario, and community colleges in the federal innovation agenda, are also discussed in detail.