Chess Target Practice

Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board

Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 239

View: 972

Provides a series of chess problems that help the reader learn appropriate strategies for a variety of situations.

On Target

Summary and Practice Book. Science

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN:

Category: Key Stage 3 National Tests

Page: 144

View: 532

Written by the best-selling Spotlight Science authors for use with any KS3 course, this book contains summaries and practice questions to prepare Year 9 pupils more effectively for their Science Tests.

Chess Thinking

The Visual Dictionary of Chess Moves, Rules, Strategies and Concepts

Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 316

View: 219

A first-of-its-kind encyclopedia for chess players, this volume features detailed explanations and invaluable illustrations for new chess players, those intent on improving their games, and anyone who needs to brush up on both the basics and more advanced play. 140 detailed illustrations.

Chess Doctor

Surefire Cures for What Ails Your Game

Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 284

View: 381

Lists one hundred of the most common deficiencies that can affect play and offers a definition, description, diagnosis, and cure

Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 400

View: 753

From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan. One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops. In this exciting volume, he presents a complete overview of the entire game and its culture. Structured as a dialogue between a beginning student and an expert teacher, Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, Pandolfini puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach, including: • a short introductory history of the game • the moves, rules, and contemporary notation forms • the basic principles of chess • how to develop an opening repertoire • the art of tactical play • pattern recognition and memory aids • traps and pitfalls to be avoided • middlegame play, strategy, and planning • defense and counterattack • transitions to the endgame and the endgame itself • computers and the future of chess • the best websites for playing chess online With Pandolfini's expert insight into the history and modern world of chess, as well as several appendices to enhance play and appreciation, Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess makes the perfect gift for players of all ages and will be the benchmark title for chess players for years to come.

Target SBI Bank PO 20 Practice Sets Preliminary & Main Workbook with 5 Online Tests (English 6th edition)

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 432

View: 912

• Target SBI Bank PO Exam 20 Practice Sets Workbook (English Edition) is the 6th edition written exclusively for the New pattern Exam being conducted by SBI for recruitment in PO in the SBI. • The book provides 20 Practice Sets – 5 Preliminary Exam Tests + 15 Main Exam Mains Tests (10 in the book and 5 as Online Tests) & 10 Descriptive Tests - designed exactly on the pattern of the latest SBI Bank PO Exam. • The Preliminary Test contains all the 3 sections - Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language - as per the latest pattern. • The Main Mains Test contains all the 4 variety of tests - Reasoning and Computer Knowledge, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Banking/ Economy Awareness and English Language - as per the latest pattern. • The Subjective Tests contains Essay Writing, Letter Writing and Paragraph Writing as per the latest pattern suggested by SBI. • The solution to each type of Test is provided at the end of the book. • The General Awareness section in the Main Test of each Practice Set contains questions from General Awareness, Current Affairs, Banking and Economic Awareness . • The book also provides detailed solutions to the June 2014, April 2013, July 2011, August 2011, June 2015 Prelim, July 2015 Main question, 2016 Prelim & Main papers of the SBI PO Exam. • This book will really help the students in developing the required Speed and Strike Rate, which will increase their final score in the exam. FEATURES OF THE ONLINE TESTS 1. The student gets to know his result immediately after the test is submitted. 2. Section-wise, Test-wise Reports are generated for the candidate. 3. Performance report across the 5 test also gets generated as the student appears in the 5 tests.

Target IBPS Bank PO/ MT Preliminary & Main Exams 20 Practice Sets Workbook - 16 in Book + 4 Online (6th edition)

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 480

View: 451

Target IBPS Bank Preliminary & Main PO/ MT Exam 20 Practice Sets Workbook with 4 Online Tests is the thoroughly revised and updated 6th Edition exclusively written for the IBPS PO/ MT Exam. • The book provides 20 Practice Sets – 5 Preliminary Exam Tests + 15 Main Exam Mains Tests (11 in the book and 4 Online) designed exactly on the pattern of the latest IBPS Bank PO Exam. • The Preliminary Test contains all the 3 sections - Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language as per the latest pattern. • The Main Mains Test contains all the 5 sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Computer Knowledge & General Awareness as per the latest pattern. • The book provides Response Sheet for each Practice test. • A Test Analysis & Feedback Sheet has been provided for each test to do a Post-Test Analysis after each test. It is this analysis which will highlight your strong & weak areas. • The book has been empowered with Online Tests which provides 4 Mock Tests with Insta Results, so as to provide an ONLINE cum REAL-TIME exposure to the students. • These tests will provide the results and solutions immediately after the students submit a test. • The solution to the 16 sets are provided at the end of the book. • The book also provides detailed solutions to the 2011-2016 question papers along with the descriptive tests.

Target SBI Bank PO Preliminary & Main Exam - 20 Practice Sets + Past Papers (2018-15) - English 8th Edition

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 440

View: 916

• Target SBI Bank PO Exam 20 Practice Sets Workbook (English Edition) is the 8th edition written exclusively for the New pattern Exam being conducted by SBI for recruitment in PO in the SBI. • The book provides 20 Practice Sets – 5 Preliminary Exam Tests + 15 Main Exam Tests (10 in the book and 5 as Online Tests) & 10 Descriptive Tests with explanations - designed exactly on the new pattern of the latest SBI Bank PO Exam. • The Preliminary Test contains all the 3 sections - Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language - as per the latest pattern. • The Mains Test contains all the 4 variety of tests - Reasoning and Computer Knowledge, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Banking/ Economy Awareness and English Language - as per the latest pattern. • The Descriptive Tests contains Essay Writing, Letter Writing and Paragraph Writing as per the latest pattern suggested by SBI. • The solution to each type of Test is provided. • The General Awareness section in the Main Test of each Practice Set contains questions from General Awareness, Current Affairs, Banking and Economic Awareness . • The book also provides past solved papers of 2015-18 Prelim & Main SBI PO Exam. • This book will really help the students in developing the required Speed and Strike Rate, which will increase their final score in the exam.

Target SBI Bank PO Preliminary & Main Exam - 20 Practice Sets + Past Papers (2017-15) - English 7th Edition

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 408

View: 396

• Target SBI Bank PO Exam 20 Practice Sets Workbook (English Edition) is the 7th edition written exclusively for the New pattern Exam being conducted by SBI for recruitment in PO in the SBI. • The book provides 20 Practice Sets – 5 Preliminary Exam Tests + 15 Main Exam Tests (10 in the book and 5 as Online Tests) & 10 Descriptive Tests with explanations - designed exactly on the new pattern of the latest SBI Bank PO Exam. • The Preliminary Test contains all the 3 sections - Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language - as per the latest pattern. • The Mains Test contains all the 4 variety of tests - Reasoning and Computer Knowledge, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Banking/ Economy Awareness and English Language - as per the latest pattern. • The Descriptive Tests contains Essay Writing, Letter Writing and Paragraph Writing as per the latest pattern suggested by SBI. • The solution to each type of Test is provided. • The General Awareness section in the Main Test of each Practice Set contains questions from General Awareness, Current Affairs, Banking and Economic Awareness . • The book also provides past solved papers of 2015-17 Prelim & Main SBI PO Exam. • This book will really help the students in developing the required Speed and Strike Rate, which will increase their final score in the exam.

Game of Kings

A Year Among the Oddballs and Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top HighSchool Ches s Team

Author: Michael Weinreb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 304

View: 351

A year with the boy geniuses of the nation's top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York's public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team. Award-winning sportswriter Michael Weinreb follows the members of the Murrow chess team through an entire season. Weinreb delves into the history of chess in America, following the stories of greats such as Bobby Fischer, for whom the world within the chessboard is as easy to comprehend as the world beyond it is difficult.

Democracy in Latin America, 1760-1900

Volume 1, Civic Selfhood and Public Life in Mexico and Peru

Author: Carlos A. Forment

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 480

Carlos Forment's aim in this highly ambitious work is to write the book that Tocqueville would have written had he traveled to Latin America instead of the United States. Drawing on an astonishing level of research, Forment pored over countless newspapers, partisan pamphlets, tabloids, journals, private letters, and travelogues to show in this study how citizens of Latin America established strong democratic traditions in their countries through the practice of democracy in their everyday lives. This first volume of Democracy in Latin America considers the development of democratic life in Mexico and Peru from independence to the late 1890s. Forment traces the emergence of hundreds of political, economic, and civic associations run by citizens in both nations and shows how these organizations became models of and for democracy in the face of dictatorship and immense economic hardship. His is the first book to show the presence in Latin America of civic democracy, something that gave men and women in that region an alternative to market- and state-centered forms of life. In looking beneath institutions of government to uncover local and civil organizations in public life, Forment ultimately uncovers a tradition of edification and inculcation that shaped democratic practices in Latin America profoundly. This tradition, he reveals, was stronger in Mexico than in Peru, but its basic outlines were similar in both nations and included a unique form of what Forment calls Civic Catholicism in order to distinguish itself from civic republicanism, the dominant political model throughout the rest of the Western world.

Chess Openings: Traps And Zaps

Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 323

Fireside Chess Library In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase. Of the three traditional phases of chess play -- the opening, the middle-game and the endgame -- the opening is the phase average players confront most often. Unfortunately, though, many openings are not completed successfully, partly because until now most opening instruction has consisted of tables of tournament level moves that offer no explanations for the reasons behind them. Consequently, these classical opening patterns can serve as little more than references to the average player. In Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps, Bruce Pandolfini uses his unique "crime and punishment" approach to provide all the previously missing explanation, instruction, practical analyses, and much, much more. The book consists of 202 short "openers" typical of average players, arranged according to the classical opening variations and by level of difficulty. Each example includes: * the name of the overriding tactic * the name of the opening * a scenario that sets up the tactic to be learned * an interpretation that explains why the loser went wrong, how he could have avoided the trap, and what he should have done instead * a review of important principles and useful guidelines to reinforce each lesson. Also included are a glossary of openings that lists all the classical "textbook" variations for comparison and reference and a tactical index. Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps is a powerful, pragmatic entry into a heretofore remote area of chess theory that will have a profound influence on every player's game.

The Gijon International Chess Tournaments, 1944-1965

A History with Biographies and 213 Games

Author: Pedro Méndez Castedo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 252

View: 203

Focusing on the recovery of chess in Spain and Europe after World War II, this book traces the development of the International Chess Tournaments in Gijon from 1944 to 1965. The authors cover the decline of world champion Alekhine and the rise of the child prodigy Arturo Pomar, along with the great chess of Euwe, Rossolimo, Prins, Medina, Larsen and others. Drawing on primary sources and testimonies of former players and organizers, chapters feature the tournament tables, winner's biographies, historical commentaries and 213 games. Appendices with biographical notes and tables of participants for each year are included.

How it was Done in Paris

Russian Émigré Literature and French Modernism

Author: Leonid Livak

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 811

Here, reintroduced into literary circulation, is an ignored yet rich and original page in Russian literary history--the "unnoticed generation" of Russian writers who took up residence in France after the Bolshevik coup of 1917. Leonid Livak analyzes the position of these writers in the context of French modernist literature, examining the ways in which French literary life influenced émigré artistic identities and oeuvre. The book challenges commonly accepted notions of émigré isolation from French literature and culture and is instrumental in reaching a fuller understanding of the cultural mechanisms involved in the effort by an expatriate community to carry on a creative existence.

Eliot Ness and the Untouchables

The Historical Reality and the Film and Television Depictions, 2d ed.

Author: Kenneth Tucker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

View: 974

Lawman Eliot Ness has been transformed into legend by the films and television programs that depicted the war he and his “Untouchables” waged against Al Capone and the mobsters of Prohibition-era Chicago. Published by McFarland in 2000, the first edition of this volume analyzed both Ness the person and Ness the myth. This updated and expanded second edition is enhanced by information gathered through interviews with members of the original casts of the television and film versions of The Untouchables. Also included is new material on the historical Frank Nitti and “The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run,” along with several gangsters whom Ness never actually encountered except in his media portrayals, among them Mad Dog Coll and Dutch Schultz. The author concludes by evaluating the life and accomplishments of Eliot Ness, and his impact as a cultural icon.