Understanding the Grunfeld: An Absorbing Explanation of a Fighting Opening by a Leading Young Exponent
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Understanding the Grunfeld

This is an intriguing introduction to the Grünfeld. I've only gotten through the first three chapters, which goes over nine games in total. It reads more like a story, with elaborate yet carefully-picked annotations (with regards to the moves). I like Rowson's approach and I look forward to reading not only more books on the Grünfeld, but on books Rowson has written. His witty writing style is attractive!

Mastering the Najdorf
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Mastering the Najdorf

This book is really good however, it is a bit deep and complex. If you put in the time though you can be get decent results. It has excellent chances of a win against white. White has to play accurate and aggressive to play for a win even in the endgame, black has chances. Fischer, John Nunn, and Kasparov has used the Nadjorf. this book is really good showing about 55 games with the possible strategic and tactical themes. Even good p...

The Creation of iGiselle : Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games
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The Creation of iGiselle

“The field of Game Studies is a relatively new discipline with exciting emergent research. Uniquely, this project focuses on a type of dance narrative design that unfolds the story procedurally, based on players’ choices and the emotional arc of the game experience. Additionally, this is the first game where the narrative of a specific ballet has been used for the base story.” (JoDee Allen, Game and Movement Designer

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess (Gambit Chess)
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How to Beat Your Dad at Chess (Gambit Chess)

A classic book - don't let the title and cartoony image on the cover fool you. It teaches new players especially kids how to get better - numerous diagrams and clearly written it is terrific. Even adults and older kids would benefit because the fundamental ideas are well presented. The emphasis is on recognition of basic tactics - after all that is the funnest part of the game for new players.

Chess College 1: Strategy
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Chess College 1: Strategy

Grandmaster Efstratios Grivas lives in Athens and is also an International Arbiter and Organizer. He has represented his country on a great many occasions, winning an individual gold medal at the 1989 European Team Championship and an individual silver medal at the 1998 Olympiad. He is a Greek federal trainer and an experienced writer.

Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy: Advances since Nimzowitsch
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Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

One should really be open-minded when it comes to thinking in chess. This book does a great job of getting this point across. As a beginner player, points such as "control center with pawns", "develop your pieces in the opening", "don't go pawn hunting with your queen", "Queen and a knight are better than Queen and a bishop" etc. are instilled to us. They no longer apply universally once our game becomes more advanced. John Watson, t...

64 Things You Need to Know in Chess
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64 Things You Need to Know in Chess

This book will improve your play. Walker goes through step by step how to improve your game. He starts by making sure that you understand basic tactics, then where others go to openings he goes straight for the end game. By using this approach he shows you how to win from established positions. Once again it is about tactics. From here he moves to openings, he gives you standard openings, then explains the principles behind them, onc...

100 Greatest Video Game Franchises
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100 Greatest Video Game Franchises

The book would certainly appeal to gamers, but also to students and educators in media studies, computer science, and the visual or narrative arts. (American Reference Books Annual)

Kurt Naef - Der Spielzeugmacher / The Toymaker
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Kurt Naef - Der Spielzeugmacher / The Toymaker

In a world of Game Boys and X-Boxes, the games of Kurt Naef maintain their position in the market due to loving, high-quality workmanship and timeless design. The Swiss cabinetmaker and furniture builder Kurt Naef began to produce his timeless, high-quality wooden games in the late 1950s, developing them on his own and with well-known designers. He reproduced a number of classic games by celebrated designers from the Bauhaus. His bro...

Math tricks, brain twisters, and puzzles
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Math tricks, brain twisters, and puzzles

Puzzles seem to have beguiled men in every civilization, and the staples of scientific entertainment are certain historic problems which have perplexed and diverted men for centuries. Besides a number of these, this book contains many problems never before published. Indeed, the majority of the problems have been devised by me or have been developed out of suggestions from readers or friends. This book represents only a relatively sm...