The Queen's Gambit and Catalan for Black: A Grandmaster Explains a Solid and Dependable Repertoire
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The Queen's Gambit and Catalan for Black

This is a very good GAMBIT chess book, that presents a repertoire for Black for QGD and the Catalan. This book is not heavy on explanatory prose, but is very nicely laid out and full of practical suggestions (such as playing 3... Be7 instead of Nf6 to avoid a less favorable exchange variation). Perfect book to work through with an engine and really learn the QGD and make it your own, on your terms. Laid out in a detailed graphic way ...

The French: Tarrasch Variation
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The French: Tarrasch Variation

This book continues the coverage of the French Defence that was begun by Pedersen in The Main Line French: 3 Nc3. It is essential reading for all those who play the French, and for those who meet it with the popular and flexible Tarrasch Variation. The Tarrasch Variation provides a stern test for the French Defence, and has always been a favourite of strategically minded players, such as Michael Adams and Anatoly Karpov. By putting h...

Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack
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Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack

I just got a copy of this Gambit Guide to The Torre Attack and have just started to scratch the surface of the excellent material on the Torre Attack contained in this book. There are numerous game examples with excellent annotations for the serious student of the Torre Attack to play through. The author has an excellent writing style and does an exceptional job in discussing the Torre Attack and it's various variations. If you are s...

Chess Explained: The Queen's Indian
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Chess Explained: The Queen's Indian

what a great book! relatively easy to read, and i'm learning a great deal about structures and middlegame plans. lots of explanations of ideas, manoevers, when you want to do something and when you don't, etc. i'd give it six stars if i could.

Building Bridge: New, Quick, & Easy Way to Learn America's Favorite Card Game
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Building Bridge: New, Quick, & Easy Way to Learn America's Favorite Card Game

Introduces the game of bridge, discusses bidding strategies, communication between partners, keeping score, overcalls, and penalty doubles, and answers common questions about strategy I learned bridge the way most people probably do-- some friends taught me how in college. After I'd been playing a year or two I bought this book which made the reasoning behind some of the rules I'd been following blindly and altered radically my own a...

Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress: Learn to play the most complex video game ever made
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Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is known as one of the most complex, detailed, confusing, interesting, painful, funny, amazing, awesome, hardest-game-to-learn computer game to exist. Which may make it the hardest game EVER. The amount of enjoyment one gets from playing a long game is a great reward ONCE you figure out HOW to play it. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of starting a game, explains the basics of Dwarf management and F...

Wheels, life, and other mathematical amusements
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Wheels, life, and other mathematical amusements

Gathers mathematical puzzles, problems, games, and anecdotes about mathematical and scientific discoveries. Wheels, Life and ... is an enthralling and thoroughly enjoyable book for anyone interesed in math brainteasers. It covers a wide range of intriguing topics, from simple word puzzles to complex mathematical ideas. Knotted threads and geometric fantasies mingle effortlessly with Zeno's paradox and the challenging game of life! I ...

The Cambridge Springs
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The Cambridge Springs

There is very little literature on the solid and yet trappy Cambridge Springs variation, a defense for black to the popular Queens Gambit. As a result of this book I have adopted the opening as black in some of my games, and have found my opponents are frequently surprised. As a bonus, there are some nasty pitfalls that white can fall for. During the 1985 world championship Kasparov sprang the Cambridge Springs on Karpov, and won in ...

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Ready Player Two : Women Gamers and Designed Identity

"Ready Player Two takes an important critical look at games designed for women, a market and area of games that have too long been overlooked in games scholarship. In this book, Shira Chess unpacks the assumptions made about women in how these games are designed and identifies the broader cultural and commercial impacts of these games."—Adrienne Shaw, author of Gaming at the Edge Chess' book is an insightful, important work that brin...