The Day Kasparov Quit: and other chess interviews
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The Day Kasparov Quit: and other chess interviews

What goes on in some of the sharpest minds on earth? Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam has collected a new series of intimate portraits of the top grandmasters of chess, winning the confidence of Garry Kasparov, Miguel Najdorf, Vishy Anand, Judit Polgar, David Bronstein, Hikaru Nakamura and many others. Anyone attracted by the mystique of the royal game will love the behind-the-scenes stories about the masters? struggle to win, their fear of lo...

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player (Comprehensive Chess Course Series)
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Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

A series of chess lessons which take the mystery out of long-term planning in chess. Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Garry Kasparov as revealing "the once-secret Russian method of chess training," this uses only materials and techniques that worked well in the former USSR. It contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful...

A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players
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A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players

We used to think that video games were mostly for young men, but with the success of the Nintendo Wii, and the proliferation of games in browsers, cell phone games, and social games video games changed changed fundamentally in the years from 2000 to 2010. These new casual games are now played by men and women, young and old. Players need not possess an intimate knowledge of video game history or devote weeks or months to play. At the...

The Powerful Catalan: A Complete Repertoire for White
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The Powerful Catalan: A Complete Repertoire for White

The Catalan is a solid yet flexible chess opening system that is popular on all levels. Both amateurs and top-level strategists such as Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand employ this opening to put a lot of unpleasant pressure on Black. In The Powerful Catalan grandmaster Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White that covers all of Black’s responses. Also included are those variations where Black tries to steer the game i...

Chess Exam And Training Guide: Rate Yourself And Learn How To Improve (Chess Exams)
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Chess Exam And Training Guide: (Chess Exams)

This is such a terrific and interesting book. The author has 12 major categories that comprise a large exam for self-assessment. Points are awarded (and sometimes subtracted) for the correct answers. At the end you tally the total points and there are tables to help give an estimated rating for each category. I've completed 80 of the 100 problems (technically there are 2 questions per page, so I suppose it's really 200 problems). The...

Nunn's Chess Endings: v. 1
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Nunn's Chess Endings: v. 1

In this major two-volume work, which won the English Chess Federation's Book of the Year prize, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames. Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by trad...

Inside the Video Game Industry : Game Developers Talk About the Business of Play
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Inside the Video Game Industry : Game Developers Talk About the Business of Play

Inside the Video Game Industry offers a provocative look into one of today's most dynamic and creative businesses. Through in-depth structured interviews, industry professionals discuss their roles, providing invaluable insight into game programming, art, animation, design, production, quality assurance, audio and business professions. From hiring and firing conventions, attitudes about gender disparity, goals for work-life balance, ...

Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Using Minecraft®: A Step by Step Guide
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Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Using Minecraft®: A Step by Step Guide

This comprehensive and accessible guide contains everything that needs to be known in order to set up and run a Minecraft® Social Group for children with autism spectrum disorders. Minecraft®, often described as 'digital Lego', provides an ideal forum to help children with autism and related conditions to develop social and communication skills. This book offers guidance on how to use the game to support the learning of social and em...

The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus
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The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus

“Our fascination with the fantastic―people and animals doing things most of us simply cannot do―is apparently as old as humankind. Simon offers ancient historical evidence, some from thousands of years before the Common Era, of incredible performers, from dancing Egyptian girls to ceramic Mexican acrobats to depictions of ancient Japanese tumblers. Through an engaging narrative and impressive photos, posters, and famous paintings by ...

The GAMBIT Guide to the English Opening 1...E5
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The GAMBIT Guide to the English Opening 1...E5

The "english opening" is one of the most complex chess playing systems. In this book Hansen deals with the variations called "reversed sicilian". Hansen analyzes main lines and side lines through 10 chapters. An useful index of variations at the end of the book allows to easily skip through many transpositional lines. The games analyzed are numerous as in every "Gambit guide" book. Hansen's analysis includes many correspondence games...