Download e-book for kindle: Ancient Egyptians at Play: Board Games Across Borders by Walter Crist,Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi,Alex de Voogt

By Walter Crist,Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi,Alex de Voogt

ISBN-10: 1474221173

ISBN-13: 9781474221177

ISBN-10: 1474221181

ISBN-13: 9781474221184

the wealthy historical past of Egypt has supplied recognized examples of board video games performed in antiquity. every one of those video games presents proof of touch among Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's earlier is obvious on video game forums.

This quantity begins through introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of probability and is going directly to hint the historical past and distribution of historical Egyptian video games, taking a look relatively at how they convey touch with different cultures and civilizations. video game practices, which have been additionally a part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled through the jap Mediterranean. This publication explores the position of Egypt in accepting and disseminating video games in the course of its lengthy background. over the past few years, the level and the modes of touch became greater understood via museum and archival examine initiatives in addition to surveys of archaeological websites in Egypt and its surrounding areas. the implications let new perception into historical Egypt's diplomacy and the position of board video games study in realizing its extent.

Written via 3 authors identified the world over for his or her services in this subject, this can be the 1st quantity on historic Egyptian video games of its style and a much-needed contribution to the sphere of either Egyptology and board video games studies.

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Download PDF by Lorin D'Costa: The Panov-Botvinnik Attack: Move by Move

By Lorin D'Costa

ISBN-10: 1781941157

ISBN-13: 9781781941157

This sequence presents a great platform to check chess openings. through consistently not easy the reader to reply to probing questions through the ebook, the movement through movement structure vastly encourages the training and practicing of important abilities simply up to the normal assimilation of establishing wisdom. rigorously chosen questions and solutions are designed to maintain you actively concerned and let you display screen your growth as you examine. this can be a good option to examine any chess beginning and whilst enhance your normal chess talents and knowledge.

The Panov-Botvinnik assault is an competitive and bold means of assembly the preferred Caro-Kann Defence. White develops quickly and assaults the centre, placing rapid strain on Black's place. during this publication, overseas grasp and chess trainer Lorin D'Costa takes an in-depth examine the Panov-Botvinnik assault and in addition the heavily comparable 2 c4 version. utilizing illustrative video games, D'Costa highlights the common plans and strategies for either side, provides repertoire strategies for White and offers solutions to all of the key questions.

*Essential suggestions and coaching within the Panov-Botvinnik
* makes use of an amazing method of chess study
* comprises repertoire ideas for White

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Read e-book online 1001 Schachaufgaben (German Edition) PDF

By John Emms

ISBN-10: 1904600522

ISBN-13: 9781904600527

Eine Sammlung von originalen Schachaufgaben, als ultimative Herausforderung für Spieler jeder Spielstärke - vom Anfänger bis zum Großmeister.

"Ein Kombinationsbuch 'für alle', wie es im Untertitel die Zielgruppe beschreibt, hat die bekannten Vor- und Nachteile, doch jeder kann sehen, ob für seine Spielstärke genügend dabei ist. 1001 Aufgaben sind jedenfalls nicht wenige, und vor allem die Vereinsspieler von 1600-2200 Elo-Punkten finden viele neue Herausforderungen und eine Vergleichsmöglichkeit mit anderen Spielern durch die Bewertung der Testaufgaben." - Gerald Berghöfer, www.softsurf.com

Man ist sich einig, dass eine der besten Methoden, mit der ein Schachspieler seine Spielstärke verbessern kann, das Studium der Taktik ist - und dafür ist education unerlässlich. Dieses Buch bietet eine Fülle von Aufgaben, mit der so ziemlich jeder Aspekt Ihrer taktischen Fähigkeiten getestet wird.

Auf der Suche nach originalen Aufgaben hat John Emms alte und neue Partien analysiert, um die Aufgaben für dieses Buch auszuwählen (anstatt einfach frühere Bücher über Schachaufgaben zu durchforsten, wie es viel zu oft geschieht). Deshalb ist es selbst für erfahrene Löser sehr unwahrscheinlich, dass sie viele dieser Stellungen wieder erkennen werden. Emms hat seine eigenen Fähigkeiten mit denen von leistungsstarken Computern kombiniert und keine Mühen gescheut, um sicherzustellen, dass die Lösungen korrekt sind, und dass es keine unerwähnten Nebenlösungen gibt.

Das Buch beginnt mit über a hundred relativ einfachen Stellungen, die für Anfänger geeignet sind, und endet mit a hundred äußerst schwierigen Aufgaben, die sogar für Spitzenspieler eine Herausforderung darstellen. Der leisure des Buches enthält nahezu alles zwischen diesen beiden Extremen, darunter eine Auswahl von Aufgaben, die auf spezifischen taktischen Themen basieren, sowie abgestufte exams, bei denen keine Hinweise auf das jeweilige Motiv gegeben werden. Hin und wieder gibt es Stellungen, in denen die richtige Lösung ein positioneller Zug ist, anstatt einer verlockenden, aber inkorrekten Kombination.

"Emms hat der Versuchung widerstanden von anderen Aufgabensammlungen auszuleihen ... ein ausgezeichnetes Trainingshandbuch!" - Einar Gausel, Dagbladet

John Emms ist einer der stärksten englischen Großmeister und hat für die Nationalmannschaft gespielt. Er ist außerdem ein erfahrener und vielseitiger Autor.

"Es gibt viele Bücher über Kombinationen, aber dies ist aus verschiedenen Gründen eines der besten. ... die Lösungen sind treffend, und, used to be sehr wichtig ist, das fabric ist sehr intestine angeordnet, wobei die Diagramme sehr leicht zu lesen sind" - IM John Donaldson, within Chess Online

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Test, Evaluate and Improve Your Chess: a knowledg-based by Danny Kopec,Hal Terrie PDF

By Danny Kopec,Hal Terrie

ISBN-10: 1483991571

ISBN-13: 9781483991573

This booklet is the 3rd in a sequence that represents checking out and review of human and computing device chessplayers for over 30 years. the unique paintings began with the Bratko-Kopec try in 1982 wherein 24 positions proved very potent in comparing the depart of either human and machine chessplayers. This resulted in the advance of 5 assessments which comprised the 1997 first variation of this booklet. For the 2003 version Kopec and Terrie additional assessments bringing them to a complete of 182 positions comprising seven exams. those checks are rather knowledge-based masking all levels and all degrees of chess play.

The current version, our 3rd, provides 5 new assessments, protecting the openings together with beginner (1000-1499) Intermediate (1500-1999), complicated (2000-2199) and Super-Advance (2200 – 2700). A try out overlaying the subtleties of King and Pawn Endings has additionally been extra. the recent 2013 variation additionally has the all of the assessments re-ordered through point of hassle. All in all, there are 304 positions during this new complete version.
The publication delivers to be a great device for self-study and for examine of chess in sessions. it's a useful software for instructors.

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Slay the Sicilian! by Timothy Taylor PDF

By Timothy Taylor

ISBN-10: 1857446844

ISBN-13: 9781857446845

Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor offers a repertoire for White opposed to the preferred establishing in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor’s repertoire relies before everything at the Open Sicilian, that's considered as White’s so much formidable and hard reaction to the Sicilian. He specializes in the classical Be2 traces, which have been popularized by way of the luck of former international Champion and chess legend Anatoly Karpov. those strains are effortless to profit and customarily bring about sturdy positional play, yet with a drop of poison. Taylor covers what to do opposed to all of the Sicilian diversifications. He examines an important video games, stories extensive the most plans and strategies for either side, and highlights the most important functional concerns. learn this booklet and you'll be able to slay the Sicilian!

* offers a Sicilian repertoire for White
* Covers all of the major variations
* excellent for improvers, membership gamers and match players

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Download e-book for iPad: Fighting the Anti-Sicilians: Combating 2 c3, the Closed, the by Richard Palliser

By Richard Palliser

ISBN-10: 1857445201

ISBN-13: 9781857445206

The Sicilian Defence is by way of some distance Black's preferred solution to one e4 in any respect degrees of chess. the cause of this can be effortless to appreciate: from the first actual movement Black unbalances the placement and will play for a win without having to take unjustified dangers. this is often fairly the case with the Open Sicilian, the place Black can take convenience from the data that his more desirable pawn constitution guarantees regulate of the centre and ideal long term chances.

Faced with this challenge, besides the truth that Open Sicilians typically hold an incredible build-up of thought, it is unsurprising that many White avid gamers like to play one of many quite a few 'Anti-Sicilian' strains on provide. those various possible choices to two Nf3 contain the primitive yet risky Grand Prix assault, one or wild gambits, and in addition a few tedious and niggling adaptations akin to 2 c3 and the Closed Sicilian, that are designed to stamp out any enjoyable Black was once envisaging whilst enjoying 1...c5.

These stressful traces became the scourge of Sicilian gamers, yet during this e-book Richard Palliser, a lifelong Sicilian devotee, comes to a decision it is time for Black gamers to eventually struggle again! Drawing upon his mammoth event and knowing of Anti-Sicilians, Palliser creates a dynamic and useful repertoire for Sicilian avid gamers to take advantage of opposed to those probabilities. usually he deals multiple resolution for Black - formidable or good - and he can pay distinctive realization to difficult movement orders, guns that present-day avid gamers tend to use.

* crucial examining for Sicilian players
* Covers all of White's possible choices to two Nf3
* Written via a popular Sicilian expert

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Download e-book for iPad: My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez by Lajos Portisch

By Lajos Portisch

ISBN-10: 1911465112

ISBN-13: 9781911465119

It’s significant information while a mythical participant unearths his beginning secrets and techniques. And whilst he has hardly ever written approximately his video games or education tools, and used to be well-known for meticulous, ahead-of-his-time commencing research, it makes it a real publishing event.

Yet that's what eight-time global championship candidate Lajos Portisch has performed. during this ebook, he opens his broad beginning documents and offers an important video games and unused novelties within the Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Game). He additionally explains the techniques and concepts in the back of those strains, and areas the foremost video games of their old settings. Anecdotes abound, as do reflections on his key opponents, together with Fischer, Karpov, Tal, Larsen and Smyslov.

This can also be a completely smooth paintings. in addition to drawing upon video games from his personal lengthy occupation, Portisch comprises very important Ruy Lopez video games through sleek champions, together with Anand and Carlsen, describing them from his personal detailed point of view. All research has been computer-verified, with Portisch’s hand-made adaptations status as much as scrutiny mostly, yet with the pc including new and impressive twists. therefore we see how human creativity can stay an essential part in sleek preparation.

Lajos Portisch is among the maximum gamers of the fashionable period. An elite participant from the Nineteen Sixties to the Nineteen Nineties, he certified for the applicants 8 instances and was once board 1 for the Hungary group that gained olympic gold in 1978, prior to the USSR. he's one of many 12 Hungarian ‘Sportsmen of the kingdom’ – the country’s maximum wearing honour.

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Jon Edwards's Mastering Mates: Book 1: 1,111 One-move Mates (Mastering PDF

By Jon Edwards

ISBN-10: 193649096X

ISBN-13: 9781936490967

educate Your mind to acknowledge Checkmates! this primary e-book within the gaining knowledge of Mate sequence provides a problem for gamers really new to chess and for readers looking a unique and engaging set of puzzles. Books on chess strategies can weigh down newcomers and younger novices. those really basic, rigorously selected workouts serve to demonstrate the big variety of examples of checkmate, in addition to exhibiting off the harmonious cooperation of chess items providing the ultimate blow. you are going to definitely examine what checkmate is and the way to carry it. and you may learn the way chess items can coordinate their effect at the board. each of the 1,111 positions during this e-book is from a precise video game. every one place has a unmarried, specific answer. And all the strategies were rigorously checked. each one of these difficulties are rather effortless, yet now not them all! certainly, many contain suggestions will not be thoroughly seen. in truth, a few of the masters who performed those video games really overlooked the pals! With getting to know pals 1, you'll positive track your checkmate radar, with larger good fortune and delight of the royal online game certain to follow!

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Download e-book for iPad: Monopoly, Money, and You: How to Profit from the Game’s by Philip E. Orbanes

By Philip E. Orbanes

ISBN-10: 0071808434

ISBN-13: 9780071808439

THE GAME-CHANGING consultant TO SMARTER monetary DECISIONS

Through vividly illustrated online game play, Monopoly, funds, and You indicates you ways to regulate real-life monetary demanding situations utilizing classes from the long-lasting board online game. you will increase the serious abilities it takes to prevail fi nancially, including:

funds administration * DIVERSIFICATION * NEGOTIATING * DEAL-MAKING * interpreting possibilities * making a price range * lowering DEBT * MAKING the easiest OF restricted offerings * retaining YOUR COOL IN tricky TIMES

"[Orbanes] unearths assistance and existence classes which are worthy to all people, from excessive schoolers getting their first charge cards to Wall highway investors trying to find an facet of their subsequent negotiation." -- KEVIN TOSTADO, manufacturer and director of less than the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story

"Monopoly turned part of my lifestyles the instant my father, Robert Barton--then president of Parker Brothers--acquired the sport in 1935. Now, most of these years later, Philip Orbanes unearths what now we have all sensed due to the fact then--the video game is replete with reliable monetary lessons." -- RANDOLPH P. BARTON, former president of Parker Brothers

"As Philip Orbanes says, Monopoly teaches you N's: numbers and negotiation. Numbers are important to monetary luck, be it on your company, profession, or own existence. And negotiation is de facto the received ability of marketing successfully, a ability you depend upon daily." -- BOB REISS, founding father of sixteen start-ups and writer of Low chance, excessive Reward

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