Strategic Chess Exercises:Find the Right Way to Outplay Your Opponent Emmanuel Bricard
Chess!For hundreds of years, people have taken their armies to battle on a checkered battlefield, employing skill and patience to capture their opponent´s forces. Chess is an ancient game that allows players to exercise their minds. With this guide, you will learn the rules of the game and how to identify and utilize each chess piece.Whether you want to draw the game out to expand your technique or rapidly conquer your opponent to a swift defeat, this book will teach you how to understand and plan your next move. It will teach you how to anticipate and counter the moves of your opponent. It all begins with the opening game - deciding whether to begin with a Ruy Lopez opening, Slav Defense, or many more. There are multiple options to consider. Foreseeing the opening moves of your opponent helps to setup a counter play and stop them in there tracks. With the dozens of popular methods described in this book, you will have no trouble making your first move. It will guide you through to the end of the game. From pawns to kings, explore the ancient world of chess with this beginner´s guide to tactics and strategies, and become a master of the board. Here is a preview of what is explained:The chessboardThe chessmenThe rules of chessPopular chess openingsChess tactics and strategiesPlaying the end gameCommon mistakes made in chessAnd much, much more! Get your copy, and start listening today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124757/bk_acx0_124757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first one-volume book that covers all variations The English Opening (1.c4) is a popular choice at both club and master level, because it is a chess opening that suits all styles. Elite players as diverse as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Vishy Anand include it in their repertoire. As White you can play aggressively or opt for a more strategic approach, depending on what kind of middlegame positions you are looking for. For a club player who wants to reap the benefits of this multipurpose opening, understanding is much more important than deep theoretical knowledge. The Full English Opening teaches the fundamentals and is the first one-volume book that covers all major variations. Carsten Hansen dedicates special attention to the transition into the early middlegame. You will learn how to identify specific plans, determine your strategic goals and find positional and tactical targets. Supported by examples and exercises, you will be able to enjoy the greatest asset of the English Opening: its versatility. It will serve you well in any mood, against any type of opponent, in any tournament situation.
When it comes to negotiation, there is an ugly double standard. As women, if we make concessions to further a deal, we´re viewed as weak. But if we play hardball, we can be seen as overly aggressive - and the strategy backfires. No wonder most women hate negotiating. In Your Own Terms, negotiation expert Yasmin Davidds helps women strike a balance, merging our natural strengths (collaboration, relationship building, listening) with a firm grasp of established tactics. Guidelines, stories, and exercises illuminate the psychology of negotiation and reveal how women can: Control how they are perceived Eliminate self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors Discover their personal negotiation style Envision the ideal outcome and map backwards Build leverage Understand an opponent´s approach and adjust theirs in response Deploy persuasion and redirection tactics And much more Set the bar high and negotiate to get there. With this empowering audiobook, women learn the skills to win on their own terms - and open doors they never knew were shut. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007312/bk_brll_007312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taiji (pronounced Tie-jee) is an excellent system of exercise characterized by spiraling, supple, lithe movements, but it is much more than just a mild exercise. Taiji can also be used as an effective martial art, moving meditation, a way by which blood, nerve, and lymph blockages can be reduced, as well as reducing needless tensions, thus improving health; a way to develop good balance and power, clearer thinking, smooth and more effective actions, and is even able to make one better looking. These are some of the benefits of practicing taiji, but they do not tell us what the essence of taiji is. Taiji, in the most succinct terms, is a way of holistically and optimally interacting with every aspect of life. In the martial art context, taiji is simply a matter of continuously and efficiently propagating and delivering energy and force to an opponent while simultaneously gathering intelligence regarding his every move, using his force and energy against him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Drummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000836/bk_bigh_000836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Freedom from your conditioning is possible, but the mind is a formidable opponent to freedom. It was designed to keep you thinking of yourself the way you do. Getting free requires a new way of thinking or rather, not thinking. Healing our emotional selves entails changing our relationship to our mind and discovering our true nature. This audiobook will help you do that. It will also help you reprogram your mind; clear negative thoughts and self-images; use meditation, prayer, forgiveness, and gratitude; work with spiritual forces to assist healing and clear negativity; and heal entrenched issues from the past. Exercises throughout provide an opportunity for practicing and integrating the information. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toni Orans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103163/bk_acx0_103163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The bestselling guide to improving musical performance The Inner Game of Music is the battle that all musicians have to fight against elusive opponents such as nervousness, self-doubt and fear of failure. Using the world-famous Inner Game principles, developed by bestselling author Timothy Gallwey, acclaimed musician Barry Green explains the basic principles of ´natural learning´ and shows how you can apply them to reach a new level of musical application and performance. In precise, easy to understand language, Green and Gallwey explain how natural skills - such as awareness, trust and willpower - can be nurtured and enhanced. Through a series of tailored exercises The Inner Game of Music demonstrates the ways in which musicians can achieve exact intonations, artistic phrasing and improved technique. There are also chapters on ensemble playing, improvisation, composition and creativity, as well as listening skills - an essential part of the Inner Game. Following a methodology with a proven track record for generations of aspiring and professional musicians, The Inner Game of Music is invaluable to anyone seriously interested in music, and is guaranteed to deliver positive results whether you are a student, teacher, performer, or simply an appreciative listener.
Get ready for another set of exciting fantasy tales that will both entertain and educate the English learner. The Learn English with Short Stories series does not need to be listened to in order, as all of the stories are independent from one another. Listen to one, or listen to them all. Each unique fantasy story comes with highlighted vocabulary and definitions before and during the story. This guide also offers vocabulary exercises after each tale, allowing you to practice your newly learned terms and idioms. ´´The Janitor´s Painting´´: Josh is a washed up graveyard-shift janitor battling depression. Once a promising painter, repeated rejections of his work still sting his pride and thwart any motivation to try again. He is challenged to continue his work when an unlikely inspiration manifests itself, communicating a messaging that is hard for even Josh to ignore. ´´Queen of Kalal´´: A once peaceful village is taken over by a ruthless and cunning criminal. Taking his opponent´s wife, Anya, as a trophy - she is forced to face the harsh reality of her fate. It is only when she dares to break the rules that she sees a glimmer of hope left for her people and her late husband´s quest for peace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009131/bk_acx0_009131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.