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The Queen's Gambit

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The basis for the hit Netflix series! “What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit” (Playboy). When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a prodigy. Though penniless, she is desperate to learn more—and steals a chess magazine and enough money to enter a tournament. Beth also steals some of her foster mother’s tranquilizers to which she is becoming addicted. At thirteen, Beth wins the chess tournament. By the age of sixteen she is competing in the US Open Championship and, like Fast Eddie in The Hustler, she hates to lose. By eighteen she is the US champion—and Russia awaits . . . Fast-paced and elegantly written, The Queen’s Gambit is a thriller masquerading as a chess novel—one that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. “The Queen’s Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years—for the pure pleasure and skill of it.” —Michael Ondaatje, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The English Patient

Easy Guide to the Queen's Gambit Accepted

Easy Guide to the Queen's Gambit Accepted Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graeme Buckley
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Easy Guide to the Queen's Gambit Accepted by Graeme Buckley Summary

The Queen's Gambit Accepted is one of Black's most trustworthy and yet dynamic ways of facing the Queen's Pawn Opening. Black immediately accepts the invitation to open the position, leading to positions rich in positional and tactical complexity. Now, for the first time, Graeme Buckley uncovers the secrets behind the opening which ahs become a firm favourite amongst many of today's top players. Cadogan's new Easy Guide series represents a new approach to chess opening books: just enough detail and just enough explanation to enable readers to play an opening with confidence, without months of memorizing theory-the easy way to master a chess opening. Graeme Buckley caused quite a stir in his first year as a professional player, securing his International Master title in a matter of months, quickly followed by his first grandmaster norm. More recently he has also been involved in some major coaching projects. In 1996 he was manager of the English youth team, who achieved the impressive double of winning both the Glomey and Faber Cups. (5 11/16' X 8 1/4', 128 pages, illustrations)

Opening Repertoire The Queen's Gambit

Opening Repertoire The Queen's Gambit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Damian Lemos
Editor: Everyman Chess
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Opening Repertoire The Queen's Gambit by Damian Lemos Summary

Grandmaster Damian Lemos presents a repertoire for White in the Queen’s Gambit, one of the most famous chess openings. The Queen’s Gambit enjoys a long and illustrious past. It has been played by virtually all the strongest grandmasters in the history of chess, and today it remains a popular choice for players of all levels. White’s opening moves in the Queen’s Gambit are built on sound strategic principles, and it can lead to positions rich in both tactical and positional play. It’s a perfect opening to use in order to develop your chess understanding. It’s a perfect opening to use in order to develop your chess understanding. There are many defences that Black can employ against the Queen’s Gambit and it’s easy to become confused by the countless options for both White and Black. Lemos tackles this problem by providing a concise, easy-to-learn and practical repertoire that is suitable for players of all levels. Using illustrative games, Lemos examines the typical tactics and strategies for both sides, and highlights the key move order issues. This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the Queen’s Gambit. * A complete repertoire with 1 d4 d5 2 c4 * Over 50 games with grandmaster analysis * Written by a Queen’s Gambit expert

Playing the Queen's Gambit

Playing the Queen's Gambit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lars Schandorff
Editor: Quality Chess
ISBN: 9781781942628
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Playing the Queen's Gambit by Lars Schandorff Summary

The Queen's Gambit, 1.d4 d5 2.c4, is one of the most popular chess openings. Black has many possible replies leading to a huge range of positions, so White requires expert guidance. Grandmaster Lars Schandorff is the ideal guide to reveal the intricacies of these critical chess openings. Schandorff is a successful tournament player who uses the lines he is recommending in international competition. Schandorff recommends and explains a complete repertoire for White after 1.d4 d5 2.c4. The lines covered include the Queen's Gambit Declined and Accepted, the Slav and Semi-Slav, the Chigorin, Albin, and all minor lines.

Playing 1 d4 The Queen's Gambit

Playing 1 d4 The Queen's Gambit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lars Schandorff
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Playing 1 d4 The Queen's Gambit by Lars Schandorff Summary

This is an update of Schandorff's 2009 book, Playing the Queen's Gambit. The power of the Queens Gambit is beyond question, even though it allows some serious defences -- the Slav and Semi-Slav are favoured by the elite, Kasparov was playing the Queen's Gambit Accepted until he retired, and the Queen's Gambit Declined has been trusted for a century. The principled way for White to build a repertoire after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 is to play the critical main lines. Take as much space as possible -- no compromises. The Tarrasch, Chigorin, Albin and all minor lines are also met with the same vigour -- this is a complete White repertoire after 1.d4 d5 2.c4.

The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jessie Mihalik
Editor: NYLA
ISBN: 1907982159
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The Queen's Gambit by Jessie Mihalik Summary

When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war—again—Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict. But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn’t pay the bills, not when both sides refuse to trade with neutral sectors.. With her people on the brink of starvation, Samara hatches a daring plan to snatch the kidnapped Kos Emperor from the Quint mercenaries holding him. The Kos Empire will pay a fortune for their emperor’s return, enough to feed the Coalition’s citizens while they wait for the return to a begrudging peace. But when her plan goes sideways, Samara finds herself evading Quint mercenaries with the very man she intends to capture. And the more time she spends with Valentin Kos, the more she realizes that he’s not the coldly indifferent villain she imagined. Torn between duty and desire, Samara must decide if saving her people is worth giving up the one thing she’s always wanted.

The Double Queen's Gambit

The Double Queen's Gambit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexey Bezgodov
Editor: New In Chess
ISBN: 9781641970389
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The Double Queen's Gambit by Alexey Bezgodov Summary

Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete chess opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4. After replying with 1…d5, the former Russian Chess Champion advises you to take up the Double Queen’s Gambit and play 2…c5! against both 2. c4 and 2. Nf3. In The Double Queen’s Gambit Black’s attitude is as active and ambitious as that of White in the Queen’s Gambit. This ambition may seem premature at first sight, but many strong grandmasters have already successfully played this system. After thoroughly investigating and analysing this opening, Bezgodov has gained a lot of experience in practical grandmaster play. The system not only turned out to be playable but also brought him success, and not just because of its surprise value. Bezgodov’s conclusion is that there is no clear and compelling way for White to reach an advantage. The fresh ideas and the clear explanations in The Double Queen’s Gambit may change your view on modern chess opening theory. Bezgodov provides dozens of exercises to test your understanding of his system.

The Queen's Gambit Declined Move by Move

The Queen's Gambit Declined Move by Move Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nigel Davies
Editor: Everyman Chess
ISBN: 9781849946957
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The Queen's Gambit Declined Move by Move by Nigel Davies Summary

The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the central pillars of chess opening theory. Virtually every world champion has played the opening with both the white and black pieces and it is a great favorite at all levels in chess. The reason for its enduring popularity is that it is rich in the classic strategic themes. Either side can end up with an isolated d-pawn, White can pursue a queenside initiative while Black counters on the other wing or White can attempt to build a powerful centre that Black hopes to undermine. The Move by Move series provides an ideal format for the keen chessplayer to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study chess while providing the best possible chance to retain what has been learnt. * Everything you need to know about the Queen’s Gambit Declined . * The Q and A approach emphasizes plans and strategies. * Written by an expert on the opening.

Starting Out

Starting Out Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil McDonald
Editor: Unknown
ISBN: 9781781944097
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Starting Out by Neil McDonald Summary

This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. Neil McDonald goes back to the basics of the Queen's Gambit Declined, introducing the key moves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them ? something that is often neglected or taken for granted in other texts.

Current Affairs Yearly Review 2021 E Book Download Free PDF

Current Affairs Yearly Review 2021 E Book Download Free PDF Pdf/ePub eBook Author: testbook.com
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