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!
Beginners and even fairly advanced players agree on one thing: analysing the strength or weakness of a position (material being equal) is the hardest part of chess to learn. It is also one of the hardest elements to teach, and there are some who claim it is unteachable. But this wonderfully lucid book, written by one of the outstanding chess expositors of the twentieth century, presents the basis of analysis in such a disarmingly simple way that even the most casual player will be able to improve his game immensely.Sticking to a few well-chosen examples and explaining every step along the way, the author shows you how to avoid playing a hit-or-miss game, from move to move, and instead develop general plans of action based on positional analysis: weak and strong squares, the notion of controlling a square, how to seize control of open lines, weak points in the pawn structure, and other aspects of analysis.He includes as well a number of tips (not often found in books for beginners and average players) that the reader would do well to commit to memory: such hints as ""Never omit to blockade an enemy passed pawn,"" and ""Do not be content with attacking an existing weakness; always seek to create others."" Throughout the book he defines and illustrates typical chess mistakes, and anyone reading his book carefully will learn in a few hours what he might otherwise have spent years to attain. For this revised edition, the author added 20 problems from master games on which the reader can test his understanding of the principles found in the text.
Knooking is the new knitting! The Knook is a specialized crochet hook that creates true knitted fabric, while the attached cord completely prevents dropped stitches! This thorough guidebook has everything you need to know about using the Knook, plus great projects to get you started. You'll enjoy learning the basic technique from our step-by-step photos and clear instructions, which are written for both right-hand and left-hand stitching. Next, you'll learn how to do decreases and increases, finish seams, change colors, make cables, knit in the round, and more. After making the three easy projects included (a ribbed scarf, cabled hand mitts, and a toddler's slouchy beanie), you'll know why yarn lovers everywhere are saying the Knook makes knitting fun!
"Almost a duchess..."SEATTLE'S SECOND HOTTEST BILLIONAIRE JUST MIGHT GET AWAYAmerican billionaire and reluctant new duke Riggins Feldhem's life is suddenly upended by not one contender, but two, for the role as his duchess. One has all the duchess-like credentials. But the other is gaining control of his heart. If he can't wriggle his way out of matrimony, which is the least dangerous choice?It's a British invasion. When Riggins' British fan club and a beautiful daughter of an earl arrive in Seattle, Haley Hamilton feels her shot at becoming Riggins' wife and duchess slipping away. But she isn't going to take this invasion lying down. She's going to fight...for his heart.The second episode of the page-turning romantic comedy serial readers have been waiting for!Continue in the exciting and romantic world of the Jet City Billionaires...The Billionaire Duke Serial NovelsNOTE: These novels must be read in the order listed below.1-"The Billionaire Duke"--40,000 words/180 pages2-"The Duchess Contest"--37,000 words/166 pages3-"The Temporary Duchess"4-TBA>>>Romantic Comedy>>>New Adult Contemporary Romance>>>Contemporary Romance>>>Women's Fiction Humorous>>>Billionaire RomanceThe Jet City Billionaires world presents romantic stories full of humor, laughs, secrets, mysteries, and poignancy. The Billionaire Duke serial follows the story of Riggins and Haley in a modern twist on the classic marriage of convenience story.Scroll up and grab a copy today.
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