Stop playing like a pawn and start playing like the king You already know just how enjoyable--and and challenging--the game of chess can be. For those who play, chess leads to a lifetime of fun. But how do you make the first move to learn the rules and transform from a pawn to a king? The path to a perfect checkmate is in your hands! In the pages of this book, you´ll find an introduction to all the chess pieces including their strengths and weaknesses, tips on how to protect your pieces and prevent their capture, and guidance on when to attack and defend like a boss. You´ll also find a bonus tear-out card to take your new tactics on the go!
One of the most important chess books ever written, reissued in celebration of a chess genius, Bobby Fischer. The American takes the reader through 60 of his games, describing his thoughts, the intricacies behind his and his opponent´s strategies, the tactical justification of moves and the psychological battle in each one.
Battling the Doctor´s twin obsessions with power and pain, he uncovers the true nature of his opponent´s covert operation - but he must undergo a deadly assault course before he can destroy the Doctor´s plans once and for all.
Sean McGlynn shows that King John´s reputation for evil and incompetence is well deserved in this new biography. He lost an empire, murdered his young nephew, starved a political opponent´s wife and son to death, and ended his reign in 1216 with London and half of England under French control. Ties in with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta this June.
The book contains an age-appropriate collection of all aspects of table tennis tactics for young players. It helps you to read your opponent´s game better and to decide how to play against forehand- or backhand-dominant players. There are also valuable tips on how playing tempo can be used as a tactical element, how to produce and read ball spin and how to influence it with a suitable racket surface, and how the service game is used to take tactical control of the game. With numerous photos and illustrations, a self-test questionnaire, portraits of the best table tennis players, the official rules and tactical know-how, this book will soon become your table tennis bible.
Brad Gilbert has become one of the world´s greatest tennis players by ´´winning ugly´´--analyzing and capitalizing on an opponent´s weakness. Now Gilbert shows how to think better--and win more often--on the court. ´´Winning Ugly is great. These are pro tactics that will improve a recreational player´s game fast´´.--Pete Sampras.
In 2008, in an alternate universe where anything can happen, a woman named Hillary Clinton is running for president in the United States. Struggling in Iowa against her more charismatic opponent (´´The Other Guy´´), she calls on her husband Bill for support. Bill offers her a deal, but when Hillary agrees to his help, she gets far more than she bargained for.
A fresh new look at the Roman Empire, from the point of view of those regarded by the Romans as ´barbarians´. Kershaw builds a narrative around the lives, personalities, successes and failures both of the key opponents of Rome´s rise and dominance, and of the those who ultimately brought the empire down.