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Go Basics: Concepts And Strategies for New Players
Go Basics
Concepts And Strategies for New Players
Paperback      ISBN: 0804836884
Learn the fascinating game of Go with this expert guide.

Go is a two player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast--even when compared to chess.

It's not surprising that Go is one of the oldest games still being played today--it's also one of the most challenging, stimulating, and fascinating games around. Prolific Go writer Peter Shotwell, author of the guidebook Go More Than a Game, brings players his second Go strategy handbook Go Basics, which provides a simple but thorough introduction to this timeless game that's perfect for Go beginners.

With its easy-to-follow instructions and over 600 diagrams showing examples of how to play, you'll be ready to enjoy this classic game right away. It starts by focusing on smaller 9 x 9 games, making it easier to understand and learn Go tactics and techniques, and introduces fundamental game winning strategies and tips. It also explains Go's unique handicapping system, making every game even those between beginners and experts exciting.

Useful go strategies include:
  • Invading
  • Sacrificing
  • Using ko
  • Thinking territorially
  • And many more
Go Basics also includes a CD-ROM developed by the American Go Association that will help you build your skills before testing them against other players.
Pirc-dreibauernangriff Ii
Pirc-dreibauernangriff Ii
Trade Paperback      SKU: 281AKJ1000217
The Benoni
The Benoni
Hardcover      SKU: 281AKJ1008125
Semi-slav Defence Botvinnik Variation: D44
Semi-slav Defence Botvinnik Variation
D44
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 8886127154
Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld
Curse of Kirsan
Adventures in the Chess Underworld
Paperback      ISBN: 1888690151

Chess adventures For wood-pushing novices or superstar grandmasters, chess can be an obsession. In pursuit of interviews, Sarah Hurst slid down an icy hill in Hastings to catch a Chinese women's world champion, chased Garry Kasparov around London, chatted cheerfully with a manic depressive in Budapest, and roamed the Russian steppe with Kalmyk Buddhists. When a newspaper editor Larisa Yudina was murdered within a mile or two of City Chess, the pet project of millionaire dictator Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Hurst began to expose the darker side of chess politics. She urged professional players to boycott the World Chess Olympiad, pointing to Ilyumzhinov's corruption and possible involvement in the murder. But chess players had no desire to reject the millions of dollars Ilyumzhinov was pouring into prize funds, and the boycott campaign failed. Readers will be captivated by Hurst's anedotes, insights and observations:

LA Tabla De Flandes/the Chess Master
LA Tabla De Flandes/the Chess Master
Paperback      ISBN: 0679760903
A Complete Defence to 1 E4
A Complete Defence to 1 E4
Hardcover      ISBN: 0080320368
Timman's Selected Games
Timman's Selected Games
Trade Paperback      SKU: 281AKJ1013417
Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi
Japanese Chess
The Game of Shogi
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 4805310367
Learn and master the fascinating game of Japanese Chess or "Shogi" with this expert guide and chess set.

Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi is the ultimate strategy guidebook for players of any skill level to improve their game and winning strategies. Played by millions around the world, Shogi is the uniquely Japanese variant of chess. It is the only version in which an opponent's captured piece can be dropped back onto the board as one's own. This makes for extremely exciting, dynamic gameplay in which momentum can quickly shift back and forth between players.

Trevor Legett, expert player and longtime resident of Japan, gives you all the information you need to play the game, form its basic rules to winning tactics.

Also included in this book are:
  • Sample game and commentary
  • Discussion of various opening strategies and game positions
  • Explanation of how to read a Japanese score
  • Fold-out Shogi board
  • Sturdy paper playing pieces
Japanese Chess features everything you need to get started playing this challenging and fun game
Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Searching for Bobby Fischer
The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Paperback      ISBN: 0140230386

The compelling sage of three years in the life of a real American chess prodigy - now a Major Motion Picture

Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzskin searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkin's dreams for his son.

"The quest is beautifully resolved... in a contest that knits together all the book's rich themes." - Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times