Chess is 99% tactics. This celebrated observation is not only true for beginners, but also for club players (Elo 1500 - 2000). If you want to win more games, nothing works better than training your combination skills. There are two types of books on tactics: those that introduce the concepts followed by some examples, and workbooks that contain lots of exercises. FIDE Master Frank Erwich has done both: he explains all the key tactical ideas AND provides an enormous amount of exercises for each different theme. Erwich has created a complete tactics book for ambitious club and tournament players. He takes you to the next level of identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, recognizing patterns of combinations, visualizing tricks and calculating effectively. Erwich has also included a new and important element: tests that will improve your defensive skills. 1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players is not a freewheeling collection of puzzles. It serves as a course text book, because only the most didactically productive exercises are featured. Every chapter starts with easy examples, but don't worry: the level of difficulty will steadily increase.
In a not so far future, gangs of artists who create psychic holograms fight for their supremacy: Melancotechs, depressed guys dressed in black, and Moderntechs, worshippers of technology, hate each other's. Dez, an old Melancotech and a failed artist makes a living from psychic hologram clandestine fights at the Midnight Club. The rules of such fights? Creating holograms which can cause a panic attack to the opponent. As if that were not enough, Dez is also an alchoolic and a drug addict whose manager, Art, is just a rip-off who lies to him by promising fame and fortune. Dez lost the last three matches so he needs money to survive. He does not know who his next opponent will be, but since he wants to be sure to win, he takes an experimental drug in order to enhance his fantasy and produce the scariest hologram ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Camponeschi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/narr/000257/bk_narr_000257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent. When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength, and half-demon powers, that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It's hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying, it's bad for business. Witch detectives Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine take the case. Going undercover in the power-heavy arena of the fight club is a welcome change of pace for Paige, relegated to the role of The Wife as her husband struggles to find his place in his family's Cabal---the corporate Mafia of the supernatural world. As Paige is drawn deeper into new and dangerous corners of her world, she quickly discovers the greatest threat isn't the killer in her sights. It's something much, much closer to home. And this is one fight she can't afford to lose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001738/bk_tant_001738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cliff St. James returns to a Post-Katrina New Orleans to take on another case in Ed Kovac's Good Junk, this wonderful action-packed follow-up to Storm Damage. While wrestling with guilt over having accidentally killed a mixed martial arts opponent in a sparring session, private detective Cliff St. James returns to New Orleans and finds himself assisting the police in an investigation of the murder of a U.S. government “black projects” engineer. St. James quickly uncovers "The Buyers Club", a murky network of seedy arms dealers and foreign intelligence agents purchasing state-of-the-art weaponry and high technology, perhaps abetted by elements of the U.S. government. As members of the Buyers Club start turning up dead, St. James fights for his life and sanity as he struggles to solve the murders and undermine a treacherous espionage conspiracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marantz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005344/bk_adbl_005344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many club players have their favourite pet opening variations which aren't necessarily main lines. It's important to know how to handle these variations as your opponent will likely know his systems well. In this DVD I provide a detailed Black repetoire against many of these Offbeat Opening choices. The lines I have covered include Pseudo - Trompowsky (1.d4 d5 2. Bg5), London Systems (1.d4 with an early Bf4), Torre Attack (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 and 3. Bg5), Veresov (1.d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5), Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1.d4 d5 2. e4), Kings Indian Attack (1.Nf3 2.g3 3. Bg2), 1.b4, 1.b3, 1.f4, 1.g3 and 1.g4. I have gone into a lot of detail to provide a repetoire against each system, so if you know that your opponent plays a certain line, you can quickly watch the relevant chapter of the DVD for my recommendation of how to meet that variation. The subjects covered in this DVD are an essential part of any player's opening knowledge. - Video running time: 5 h 03 min (English) - With interactive training including video feedback - Extra: 50 Model games - Including CB 12 Reader System requirements: Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.
The former Tin Gypsy motorcycle club has everyone in Clifton Forge, Montana, convinced they’ve locked their clubhouse doors and ripped off their patches. Everyone but Bryce Ryan. There’s more happening at the club’s garage than muscle car restorations and Harley rebuilds. Her instincts are screaming there’s a story - one she’s going to tell.As the new owner of the small town’s newspaper, Bryce is hungry for more than birth announcements and obituaries. When a woman is brutally killed and all signs point to the Tin Gypsies, Bryce is determined to expose the club and their leader, Kingston "Dash" Slater, as murderers.Bryce bests Dash match after match, disappointed her rugged and handsome opponent turns out to be an underwhelming adversary. Secrets are exposed. Truths defeat lies. Bryce is poised to win this battle in a landslide.Then Dash breaks all the rules and tips the scales.One kiss, and she’s fighting to save more than just her story. She’s fighting to save her heart from the Gypsy King. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ava Erickson, Teddy Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/167013/bk_acx0_167013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stone Cold by David Baldacci is the third exhilarating thriller in the best-selling Camel Club series. Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous adventure yet - a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger from The Collectors is hunting Annabelle Conroy, the beautiful woman who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues Reuben, Milton and Caleb marshal all their resources to protect Annabelle. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone's own mysterious past: Bagger's menace pales next to newcomer Harry Finn's lethality. Passing as a normal family man, Finn has already killed three men, with more targets to come. When Finn sets his bull's-eye on Stone, his reason will be the greatest shock of all, causing listeners to reconsider their views of good and evil. As bodies and institutions topple, the story rockets towards a shattering finale that will leave the survivors of this explosive tale changed forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron McLarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001231/bk_macm_001231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I survive on avoidance. Physical pain to avoid the mental. Disposable flesh to avoid relationships. Work to avoid attachment. My club became my empire of avoidance. Inside the ring, millions are won and lost. The fight is confined to breaths, actions and reactions, fists and pain. Rules don’t exist. Only my opponent exists. I’d been avoiding my needs for far too long, when Remi stumbles into the Inferno and I’m hungry. The promise of a submissive with no attachment is far too tempting. I can’t resist him. He was only supposed to be a distraction, but I know I'll never get over him. There isn't a chance in this clouded hell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Westfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165662/bk_acx0_165662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Katy Sinclair made it to the brink of partnership at her high-powered law firm with hard work, dogged determination, and the ruthless self-discipline to cultivate a conservative public image. But when she follows an evasive witness into a sex club, she can't deny herself a red-hot sexual encounter with the seductive bartender who sets her body on fire. She's sure that no one will ever know about her indiscretion - that is,until she walks into the courtroom to find that her dirty little secret is the opposing counsel in the most important case of her career. As the managing partner in a struggling law firm, hot-shot attorney Mark Richards can't afford any mistakes that might cost him his biggest client. Like getting involved with his beautiful, determined opponent - the mystery woman he hasn't been able to forget. But when Katy's quest for justice leads to death threats, Mark will sacrifice everything to protect her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Kane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005329/bk_tant_005329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.