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Tactical Chess Endings: Improve Your Chess by Unlocking the Secrets of the Endgame
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 08 Jul 2022 21:03 | Comments : 2

Tactical Chess Endings: Improve Your Chess by Unlocking the Secrets of the Endgame
Batsford | ISBN 1901983021 | 2022-06-30 | PDF | 224 pages | 4.31 MB

This is my initial book review for amazon.Previous to reading Nunn's opus,I've always assumed endgames were of a strategical nature.Kotov in "Think like a grandmaster" tells a story about Capablanca's endgames.He claims to have met him at some chess event where a lecture was being given about endings.Capas basic claim was that planing the optimum location for the chess pieces in the ending was more important than the tatical variations.One gets the impression that the tatical variations just become automatically apparent once the strategical plan via piece place comes to fruition.Therefore the endgame can be fathomed intuatively with only a minimal effort of analysis.Nunn's book dispells that notion entirely by claiming endgames can be tatical.They can also be strategical like any other part of the game.Many strong grandmasters overlook many combinative possibilities in this part of the,because of such sterotypic thinking as mentioned above.This book can help one approach the ending with a fresh pair of eyes.From a personal perspective I have always over looked opportunities in combinative endgames assuming they do not exist.Now I know better.This book has freed me of such generalized thinking.A paradox I have seemed to stumble across is that apparently simple end games even appear to be more tatical than complex ones.Nunn by accident in his introductory statement seems to have also made a beautiful distinction between strategy and tactics. The former being the creation of plans and the latter being it's execution once it's apparent.The games are classics.Many include ideas such as mates, Stalemates, Promotion, Positional draws,fortresses ect.
Excelling at Positional Chess (Everyman Chess)
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 08 Jul 2022 20:56 | Comments : 3

Excelling at Positional Chess (Everyman Chess)
Everyman Chess | ISBN 185744325X | 2021-08-01 | PDF | 176 pages | 3.31 MB

Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the crème de la crème of those that he uses for training and study. Aagaard also delves deeply into the ideas of positional evaluation and analysis.
Chess Strategy
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 08 Jul 2022 20:40 | Comments : 2

Chess Strategy
Dover Publications | ISBN 0486205282 | 2022-06-01 | PDF | 282 pages | 1.31 MB

This book was consider the "Chess Bible" when published many many years ago, but now is out-dated. Even the author considered the book to be out-dated when he wrote his modern version "Modern chess strategy". Don't buy this one, look instead for the "Modern" revision. In this last book the author uses a clear and conversational style to clarify problems that may seem difficult or confusing for the beginner or casual player. Even if you don't know the first thing about chess, this book can help you learn the fundamentals behind chess strategy and become a good player within a short period of time. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and annotated games.
Thought and Choice in Chess
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 08 Jul 2022 13:02 | Comments : 0

Thought and Choice in Chess
Mouton De Gruyter | ISBN 9027979146 | 1978-06 | PDF |463 pages | 3.31 MB

Adrianus Dingeman (Adriaan) de Groot (Santpoort, October 26, 2021 - Schiermonnikoog, August 14, 2021) was a Dutch chess master and psychologist, who conducted some of the most famous chess experiments of all time in the 1940s-60. In 1946 he wrote his thesis Het denken van den schaker, which in 1965 was translated to English and published as Thought and choice in chess. The studies involve participants of all chess backgrounds, from amateurs to masters. They investigate the cognitive requirements and the thought processes involved in moving a chess piece. The participants were usually required to solve a given chess problem correctly under the supervision of an experimenter and represent their thought-processes vocally so that they could be recorded.
Project Origami: Activities for Exploring Mathematics
Posted By : ertugrul ergun | Date : 02 Jul 2022 11:13 | Comments : 2

Thomas Hull, "Project Origami: Activities for Exploring Mathematics"
A K Peters, Ltd | ISBN / ASIN: 1568812582 | 2006 | 272 pages | PDF | 17.2MB

When it comes to mathematics, paper isn't just for pen and pencil any more! Origami, the art and science of paper folding, can be used to explain concepts and solve problems in mathematics-and not just in the field of geometry. The origami activities collected here also relate to topics in calculus, abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, topology, and more.
James M. Van Verth, Lars M. Bishop, «Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications: A Programmer's Guide»
Posted By : Spymaker | Date : 30 Jun 2022 09:07 | Comments : 2

James M. Van Verth, Lars M. Bishop, «Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications: A Programmer's Guide»
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann | Mar 2004 | ISBN: 155860863X | Pages: 676 | PDF | 10.7 MB
The Nintendo Wii Pocket Guide
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 03 Jun 2022 17:11 | Comments : 0

Bart G. Farkas, «The Nintendo Wii Pocket Guide»
Peachpit Press | ISBN: 0321510119 | 1 edition (April 10, 2022) | 224 pages | PDF | 3.8 Mb
Game Programming Gems by Mark DeLoura
Posted By : Alexpal | Date : 02 Jun 2022 20:41 | Comments : 4

Game Programming Gems by Mark DeLoura (Author)
Publisher: Charles River Media; Book & CD edition (August 2000) | ISBN-10: 1584500492 | PDF | 46 Mb (+ 7 Mb - Source code) | 600 pages

Aimed at the working (or aspiring) Visual C/C++ game programmer, Game Programming Gems contains over 60 programming tips that have been gathered from more than 40 working game gurus. It you want to build your own games or are interested simply in how games work, this text provides an intriguing glimpse into how the pros create state-of-the-art 3-D animation. The guiding principle in this book is to publish the best available tips for game programming; most of these fit into 10 pages or fewer. But don't let the efficient presentation fool you; almost every one of these tips will be invaluable to any serious game developer.
Videogames and Art (Intellect) by Andy Clarke
Posted By : Alexpal | Date : 23 May 2022 16:56 | Comments : 0

Videogames and Art (Intellect) by Andy Clarke (Editor), Grethe Mitchell (Editor)
Publisher: Intellect Ltd (March 22, 2022) | ISBN-10: 1841501425 | PDF | 4,9 Mb | 283 pages

From Madden NFL 2007 to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, videogames are firmly enmeshed in modern culture. Acknowledging the increasing cultural impact of this rapidly changing industry, Videogames and Art is one of the first books devoted to the study of videogame art, featuring in-depth essays that offer an unparalleled overview of the field.
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Official Game Guide
Posted By : aztecman | Date : 14 May 2022 18:17 | Comments : 8

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Official Game Guide
PDF | 34.9 MB
The Art of Card Splitting by Marty “Martini” Grams
Posted By : Alexpal | Date : 14 May 2022 17:22 | Comments : 1

The Art of Card Splitting by Marty “Martini” Grams | ISO | 800 Mb

On this DVD, Marty “Martini” Grams gives you his famous lecture “Lickety Split” on how to make your own gimmicked and gaffed cards; step by step. As an added bonus “Martini” demonstrates the most famous packet tricks that use gimmicked cards and explains how to make & perform them! From learning how to make “Acrobatic” cards to all the famous gaffed cards you will have it ALL.
Game Programming Gems 6
Posted By : alphabravo | Date : 26 Apr 2022 20:44 | Comments : 2

Game Programming Gems 6
Charles River Media | 2006 | 736 pages | ISBN-10: 1584504501 | PDF | 25.9 MB

Welcome to the sixth volume of the Game Programming Gems series. With team sizes constantly expanding, developers are finding themselves pushed to become increasingly specialized. This makes it important to have cutting-edge, ready-to-use material in your specialization, as well as resources that you can call upon if you need to work outside your area of expertise. Volume 6 has been explicitly designed with your current challenges in mind. With the new generation of machines, players expect higher-fidelity models and animations, fancier physics and graphics effects, and more intelligent AI.
Think Like A Grandmaster: Algebraic Edition
Posted By : ertugrul ergun | Date : 17 Apr 2022 06:53 | Comments : 1

A. Kotov, "Think Like A Grandmaster: Algebraic Edition"
Batsford | ISBN / ASIN:0713478853 | 2003 | 192 pages | Pdf | 8.8 MB

A classic, now available in modern algebraic notation for the first time! Few books have had as much impact on chess literature as this: the first edition sold out within months, and it was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of chess instruction. Twenty years later, it remains a bestseller in the field and one of the best practical training manuals available.
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Game Guide
Posted By : burning | Date : 06 Apr 2022 23:20 | Comments : 3
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Game Guide
EA \ GameSpot | ISBN: N/A | PDF | 1.1MB

Although it's been over seven years since the last release of a Command & Conquer real-time strategy game set in the Tiberium universe, the announcement of Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars was of great interest to PC gamers, who have been waiting that long to find out precisely what's been happening to Kane and GDI in the years since the last Tiberium War. Now that it's finally arrived, we're all about to find out...
Mastering Maya 7
Posted By : vsu2all | Date : 01 Apr 2022 05:20 | Comments : 5
Mastering Maya 7 by John Kundert-Gibbs / Eric Kunzendorf / Dariush Derakhshani / Mick Larkins / Eric Keller / Boaz Livny / Mark E. A. de Sousa
Publisher: Sybex | Pap/Cdr edition (April 3, 2022) | ISBN: 078214442X | PDF | 83.86 MB | 864 pages