Twelve years after fleeing their burning chateau, Julien Harcourt, Duc de Valere, searches for his lost twin brothers. His frequent travels between England and France at a time when the exiled Napoleon is reported to be marshalling his troops raises the suspicions of English authorities who set secret operative Sarah Smith on his trail. A risky game of cat and mouse leads the two from the ballrooms of London to the prisons of Paris and into a fragile love that neither dares to hope for.
Make your own book of combinations, store favorite positions from your matches, create a visual guide to chess openings, or record positions from grandmaster play on these 500 blank chess boards. Includes several pages of lined space in the back for answers, solutions, or comments. Each board allocates room to name the position (e.g. "Fried Liver" or "Knight Fork #7") and indicate whether White or Black is to play.
Take large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes—and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way to play chess today. Perfect for players new to the game, the author explains the basics of chess and each piece’s characteristics—how they move, their relative value and how they can be used to checkmate opponents. Players also learn the basic concepts of attacking and defending, and the mates and attacks that should be in every beginner’s arsenal. In just one reading, readers will learn the possibilities that they previously didn’t know existed to open up the exciting world of chess!
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