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Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking: From the First Move to the LastGrand master and prolific chess author Neil McDonald explains every single move made in 30 striking tactical or strategical games played over the last quarter century. Each of these games has been carefully chosen for its consistent logical thread, so that the reader will get prime instruction in the art of conceiving appropriate plans and attacks and carrying them out to their natural conclusion: in short, players will learn to think logically. Watching these games unfold will prove an educatio…

The Art of ChessChess has fascinated people for centuries. There is evidence that a very similar game was played in the 6th and 7th centuries. It probably originated in India, spread to Persia, and thence to the Levant. By the 13th century that game was played all over the continent. The modern game dates from the 1400s. The story of this wonderful game is told by Colleen Schafroth, director of the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington, which owns a famous collection of chess pieces and sets. She tel…

The Art of Human Chess: A Study Guide to WinningThe Art of Human Chess: A Study Guide to Winning is a masterpiece. Its intended purpose is to teach the science of winning, giving the ordinary person on the streets and the person fresh out of college a chance to compete with the ruthless sharks in today’s marketplace. This book is for those who choose to win in all walks of life. To buy it is to invest in your future and guarantee yourself an edge on your competitors, making you the ultimate human chess player….

Chess and the Art of War: Ancient Wisdom to Make You a Better PlayerInside Chess and the Art of War, you’ll find an ancient military history drawn from and adapted into a helpful guide on how to become a chess master at any skill level. 2,500 years ago Sun Tzu wrote a military treatise called The Art of War. Since then, the book has been used not just by military tacticians but by business leaders, planners, traders, politicians, and even sports coaches. Here, Sun Tzu’s lessons are applied to how to play a winning game of chess.Chess is not an easy game to learn…

Chess and the Art of Enterprise ArchitectureEnterprise Architecture is the discipline of managing the complexities of the Business-IT landscape. It has been around since the 1980’s, when for the first time computers were connected in networks, and the already serious (and unsolved) problem of the complexity of computer programs for relatively simple business needs turned into the huge problem of large networks of them in complex business landscapes. In spite of many ‘best practices’ and ‘frameworks’ that have been introduced, Enterprise A…

Art of Attack in ChessOne of the finest chess books ever written, now in the revised algebraic edition. The author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king….

Chess Combinations, Strategy and Intuition in the Chess Games of Robert James Robert James “Bobby” Fischer (1943 – 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time. In 1972, he captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match held in Reykjavík, Iceland, publicized as a Cold War confrontation, which attracted more worldwide interest than any chess championship before or since. In 1975, Fischer refused to defend his title when an agreement could not be…

The Art of Chess Combination (Dover Chess)What, really, is a chess combination? It is a maneuver generally employing surprise and a sacrifice, in which pieces work together to bring about a sudden advantage. It is perhaps the most aesthetically satisfying and successful technique in the game. Some players believe that the combination is a spontaneous creation with no guiding laws; the possibility springs up in the mind like a flash of genius. In this classic work, however, Znosko-Borovsky proves that combinations can be studied. He demo…

The Art of the Middle Game (Dover Chess)While there are plenty of books dealing with chess openings, and no shortage of helpful volumes on the endgame, there are far fewer available on the all-important middle game. And yet, the middle game is one of the most challenging parts of the contest. It is then that the player has the chance to initiate long-range attacks and create defensive systems.In this excellent study, two great grandmasters combine their talents in a masterly analysis of attack and defense in the middle game. Kotov was…

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal PerformanceIn his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice.Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father’s book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion p…