Most people claim to know how to play chess, yet all they do is move around a few pieces on the board with no strategy in mind.... This is where my book comes in handy. Without any complex terminology that other self-proclaimed chess experts preach, I´m going to show you how I annihilate my opponents 99 percent of the time. Whether you´re looking to play some casual games with your friends or you´re looking to step things up a notch and compete in a local league, these chess tactics, openers, and strategies will give you the competitive advantage you need to win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Lovett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044837/bk_acx0_044837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-in-class guide on chess middlegame for beginners! You mastered the opening phase, but how do you make way to win the game? What are proven strategies and tactics to establish winning positions? Do you want to outsmart your opponents way before he even realizes he´s run into a checkmate? If so, this is the audiobook for which you have been waiting. Learn the most successful chess middlegame strategies to dominate every game and become a savvy chess player. Playing a successful middlegame is crucial to prepare for a successful endgame. It is typically the longest phase in a chess game where the most material is exchanged. In order to equip you with the right knowledge to master the middlegame, you will learn the following: Proven strategies and tactics to master the middlegame How a grand master thinks in the middlegame The best tips from Alexandra Kosteniuk on how to improve your middlegame How to make a superior middlegame plan How to smoothly transition from opening to middlegame How to set up outstanding positions for the endgame How to leverage the difference between tactics and strategy If you apply the tricks and traps of this audiobook, you will win every play and beat all your unsuspecting foes! Chess Middlegame for Beginners - Winning Tips and Tactics to Dominate your Opponents is an easy-to-understand yet powerful guide to quickly master chess. You will learn proven middlegame strategies and tactics on how to win each and every game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Kessler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132338/bk_acx0_132338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln´s political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war. We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln´s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation´s history.
Legend has it that, in a few busy weeks in July 1789, a despotic king, his freeloading wife, and a horde of over-privileged aristocrats, were displaced and then humanely dispatched. In the ensuing years, we are told, France was heroically transformed into an idyll of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité. In fact, as Stephen Clarke argues in his informative and eye-opening account of the French Revolution, almost all of this is completely untrue. In 1789 almost no one wanted to oust King Louis XVI, let alone guillotine him. While the Bastille was being stormed by out-of-control Parisians, the true democrats were at work in Versailles creating a British-style constitutional monarchy. The founding of the Republic in 1792 unleashed a reign of terror that caused about 300,000 violent deaths. And people hailed today as revolutionary heroes were dangerous opportunists, whose espousal of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité did not stop them massacring political opponents and guillotining women for demanding equal rights. Going back to original French sources, Stephen Clarke has uncovered the little-known and rarely told story of what was really happening in revolutionary France, as well as what went so tragically and bloodily wrong.
This book contains essential information, strategies, and tactics to help you start playing chess on a competitive level. It will help you learn how to evaluate board position and formulate game plans based on a systematic assessment of the game. It will teach you how to play the different types of opening and gain insight on their strengths and weaknesses. You will learn about different tactical motifs to attack and defeat your opponent. In addition, this book contains proven strategies in the opening, middlegame, and endgames that you can use instantly to start winning competitive games. Finally, for absolute beginners or chess hobbyists, this book will help you learn or revisit the basic rules of chess, algebraic notation, and the functions of each chess piece. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096269/bk_acx0_096269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-in-class guide on chess strategy for beginners! Do you want to control each and every step in your game? Do you want to outsmart your opponents? If so, this is the book you have been waiting for. Learn the most successful chess strategies to dominate every game and become a savvy chess player. Magnus Templar explains how to apply proven strategies and tactics such as pins, forks, skewers, discovered attacks, overloaded pieces, zugzwang, and the zwischenzug. Beyond simply naming the terms, he will show actual examples of the tactics as well as the thought process behind the moves and how to set them up. Discover the secrets to keeping up the pressure when you´re ahead, or closing the gap when behind.If you apply the tricks and traps of this book you will win every play and beat all your unsuspecting foes! Chess Strategy: For Beginners is a an easy-to-understand yet powerful guide to quickly master chess. You will learn proven strategies and tactics on how to win each and every game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Kessler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128741/bk_acx0_128741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to Jiu Jitsu for Beginners is oriented toward teaching basic jiu-jitsu techniques for self-defense. The book shows the user how to control stand up aspects of a fight as well as ground aspects. From a standing perspective, the audiobook will explain how to keep the distance in a fight as well as what type of takedowns an attacker may employ. The text outlines these takedowns in detail and show ways to avoid or counter these techniques. Users are instructed on how to perform these vary same takedowns, so that the defender can become the attacker should the need arise. On the ground, the audio outlines how to control an attacker who wants to harm the defender. Defense for stopping punches, how to control an attacker, and how to reverse positions, are all covered. How to Jiu Jitsu for Beginners also details how to attack on the ground, first from the back and then from top position. Finally, the section for ground work shows how to stand up quickly and effectively to get away from an opponent on the ground or to face a standing opponent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark J Cayco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101063/bk_acx0_101063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We seem to have forgotten how to argue about important things without descending into tribalism, insults and generally thinking the worst of our opponents. This is no good. We´ll never get out of the bitter divisions cleaving society if we don´t learn to disagree fruitfully. In this series, Timandra Harkness explores the best ways to disagree with other people - constructively.She examines how clashes of interests, competing moral visions, factual disputes, arguments about strategies and even different personal preferences over which film to watch at the cinema can all be managed better.With the help of a trade union negotiator, an expert on neighbour disputes, and scientists, Timandra examines how best to deal with competing points of view and - when it comes to personal preferences - asks why we try so hard to find reasons for what we want to do or believe. And she has a disagreement over the merits of disagreement. Produced by Martin Rosenbaum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timandra Harkness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003907/bk_rhuk_003907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master the high-society game of whist! When you listen to How to Play Whist, you’ll be whisked away to a time of luxurious private clubs inhabited by 19th-century intellectuals. Invented in the 17th century, whist (the whisper game) was a favorite of Edmond Hoyle, the most famous name in card gaming. Though this game remains most popular in Britain, people around the globe enjoy this famous game. In this fascinating book, you’ll learn all the basics you need to sit down at the whist table: How to deal a hand of whist Whist gameplay mechanics and techniques The whist scoring system And much more! With this comprehensive guide, you can learn and play many variations of whist. You’ll discover a vast array of games like bid, solo, German, and Israeli whist - and even hearts! With the whist strategies in this compelling guide, you’ll soon master the basics and become a formidable player. You’ll find out how to work with your partner and use low cards to flush out your opponents’ high cards. This book explains how to estimate how many tricks you’ll win with aces, kings, and queens - and even how to count trumps! Don’t pass up this chance to enjoy the classic game of whist. Get your copy of How to Play Whist right away! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Forris Day Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114034/bk_acx0_114034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.