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.
Nicholas Pert: Typical Mistakes by 1800-2000 Players GM Nicholas Pert about his DVD: ´´After the success of my previous DVD Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players I decided to produce a follow up DVD aimed at players of a slightly higher level. The examples all come from games played by players with a rating between 1800 and 2100. This DVD offers slightly more complex material than the previous DVD, and will hopefully provide an insight into what I believe are the main errors which stop players of this level to be more successful. I divided the material into categories such as ´´when to exchange pieces´´, ´´how to convert an advantage´´, ´´passive pieces´´, ´´anticipating your opponents plan´´, ´´openings and pawn structure´´. Each section contains several examples which illustrate the theme and practical examples which allow the viewer to test his skills. This DVD provides a useful training tool for ambitious players and may highlight mistakes that the viewer should be aware of.´´ - Video running time: 3 hours 50 min. (English) - With interactive training including video feedback - Extra: 50 additional examples - Including CB 12 - Reader
A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the 20th century. When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into ´´Princess Alice´´, arguably the century´s first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and 20 blocks apart from each other in New York City, Eleanor and Alice spent a large part of their childhoods together and were far more alike than most historians acknowledge. But their politics and temperaments couldn´t have been more distinct. Do-gooder Eleanor was committed to social justice but hated the limelight; acid-tongued Alice, who became the wife of philandering Republican congressman Nicholas Longworth, was an opponent of big government who gained notoriety for her cutting remarks (she famously quipped that dour President Coolidge ´´looked like he was weaned on a pickle´´). While Eleanor revolutionized the role of First Lady with her outspoken passion for human rights, Alice made the most of her insider connections to influence politics, including doing as much to defeat the League of Nations as anyone in elective office. The cousins themselves liked to play up their oil-and-water relationship. ´´When I think of Frank and Eleanor in the White House I could grind my teeth to powder and blow them out my nose,´´ Alice once said. In the 1930s they even wrote opposing syndicated newspaper columns and embarked on competing nationwide speaking tours. Blood may be thicker than water, but when the family business is politics, winning trumps everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004121/bk_rand_004121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Work always comes first for Sheikh Nassir Adjalane. From an early age, he learned business was infinitely more important than having a personal life. But with pressure from an opponent on his board, Nassir suddenly has only one month to marry, or risk being voted out of his company. With everything he’s worked toward on the line, Nassir desperately needs a bride, and only one woman will do. Wedding planner Janna Davis never imagined she’d be summoned to the Middle East to plan Sheikh Nassir’s nuptials. But the outrageous sum he’s offered will finally give her what she needs to stand on her own two feet. As the planning gets underway, Janna is put off by Nassir’s businesslike manner, but she can’t deny his appeal. No matter what she’s feeling though, Janna has a job to do. Janna values her independence and refuses to fall for a soon-to-be married man, but what will happen when she learns that she is Nassir’s intended bride? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Thurkettle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093679/bk_acx0_093679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Work always comes first for Sheikh Nassir Adjalane. From an early age, he learned business was infinitely more important than having a personal life. But with pressure from an opponent on his board, Nassir suddenly has only one month to marry, or risk being voted out of his company. With everything he´s worked toward on the line, Nassir desperately needs a bride...and only one woman will do. Wedding planner Janna Davis never imagined she´d be summoned to the Middle East to plan Sheikh Nassir´s nuptials. But the outrageous sum he´s offered will finally give her what she needs to stand on her own two feet. As the planning gets underway, Janna is put off by Nassir´s businesslike manner, but she can´t deny his appeal. No matter what she´s feeling though, Janna has a job to do. Janna values her independence and refuses to fall for a soon-to-be married man, but what will happen when she learns that she is Nassir´s intended bride? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Thurkettle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068114/bk_acx0_068114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered why two wrestlers can wrestle multiple times with drastically different results? Or why: Wrestler A beat wrestler B, Wrestler B beat wrestler C, But wrestler A lost to wrestler C? The answer is hidden in plain sight. Styles make matches. Choosing to create advantaged positions and avoid disadvantaged positions is the most underutilized strategic asset in wrestling. The wrestler who wrestles in his highest advantage position, for the longest time in the match, will have the greater probability of winning. That is the reason why two wrestlers wrestle multiple times with drastically different outcomes, and why the logic doesn´t hold that if one wrestler beat another he should be able to beat the wrestler his prior opponent beat. If you watch and research matches between the same wrestler´s you will see, more times than not, the reason there was a different outcome was because one wrestler was able to wrestle in his highest advantage position in one match and was not able to do so in the other. Your job is to understand which position is your most favorable matchup position versus your opponent. Where you have the greatest advantage. Where you have the highest probability of scoring points as quickly. And to get to that position. I believe, you don´t get to that position by chance, I believe, you get to that position by choice. ´´Choice, not chance, determines your destiny´´ - Aristotle Choice is part of the WrestlingU Series - Train Your Brain A series dedicated to the wrestler who is looking to get to the next level. A wrestler who understands the value of training his mind along with his body. Each book in the series tackles and breaks down a key aspect of the sport of high school and collegiate wrestling 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Wyatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057910/bk_acx0_057910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.