Secrets of Chess Intuition: Insightful Discussion of a Major Chess Topic
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Secrets of Chess Intuition: Insightful Discussion of a Major Chess Topic

Intuition is central to all chess decision-making, and an understanding of its role is vital in improving one's game. Players who try to calculate everything to a finish are doomed to lose out to those who use their logical and intuitive abilities in harmony with one another. This book, the first devoted to the role of intuition in chess, explains how to allow your intuition to reach its full potential and provides guidance on the ty...

FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings
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FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings

“The Dutchman, one of the best opening experts, has observed trends for the last three decades. His book reflects the current standing of each opening and explains it logically in a nice, readable style. Variations are kept to a minimum, but there are enough of them to underscore the main ideas. The book should be an eye-opener for any chess player who is interested in openings and curious about how far they have progressed and where...

Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 1
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Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 1

Revised for 2015! Get ready to enter the world of Sega! Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 1 includes extensive reviews of over seventy classic games originating from the 1980s and 90s arcade scene, including: After Burner, Golden Axe, Space Harrier, Shinobi, OutRun, Fantasy Zone, Alex Kidd, Altered Beast, Gain Ground, Alien Syndrome, Wonder Boy / Monster World, Galaxy Force, Alien Storm, Crack Down, Dynamite Dux...

Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play
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Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play

In this in-depth critical and theoretical analysis of the horror genre in video games, 14 essays explore the cultural underpinnings of horror’s allure for gamers and the evolution of “survival” themes. The techniques and story effects of specific games such as Resident Evil, Call of Cthulhu, and Silent Hill are examined individually.

Mastering the Chess Openings: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
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Mastering the Chess Openings

“To say that these books are about opening strategies or opening theory would be a disservice to the importance of the material covered in them. ... I found his chosen examples excellent and his commentary instructive and very enlightening. ... His discussions of pawn structures and their interconnected strategies are worth the price of both books. ... The books convey an understanding of the opening that even specialized opening wor...

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...