The Queen S Gambit

Author: Walter Tevis
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781474600842
Size: 65.62 MB
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From the author of THE HUSTLER, THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT is a modern classic about a troubled chess prodigy and her battle to survive When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and as she progresses to the top of the US chess rankings she is able to forge a new life for herself. But she can never quite overcome her urge to self-destruct . For Beth, there's more at stake than merely winning and losing.

Queen S Gambit Declined

Author: Matthew Sadler
ISBN: 9781857442564
Size: 14.53 MB
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In this book Grandmaster Sadler explains the ideas behind the Queen's Gambit Declined, one of Black's most dependable replies to the queen's pawn. He discusses all of the major variations in popular practice, explaining the key plans and ideas and highlighting important recent developments. Written by Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, one of the world's top young players, this book offers a full explanation of both the latest theory and important thematic ideas and covers the ever-popular Queen's Gambit Declined. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 176, pages, b&w illustrations)

Declining The Queen S Gambit

Author: John Cox
ISBN: 9781857446401
Size: 56.52 MB
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John Cox presents a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular Queen s Gambit Declined. He covers the sophisticated Tartakower Variation, the easy-to-learn Lasker Variation and how to play against White s other options."

Queen S Gambit

Author: Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405909374
Size: 61.78 MB
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If you love the BBC's The White Queen you'll love this. Meet the woman who survived Henry VIII in Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel, Queen's Gambit... My name is Katherine Parr. I'm 31 years old and already twice widowed. I'm in love with a man I can't have, and am about to wed a man no-one would want - for my husband-to-be is none other than Henry VIII, who has already beheaded two wives, cast aside two more, and watched one die in childbirth. What will become of me once I'm wearing his ring and become Queen of England? They say that the sharpest blades are sheathed in the softest pouches. Only time will tell what I am really made of... For fans of Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel, Queen's Gambit, is a riveting account of the Tudor queen who married four men and outlived three of them - including Henry VIII. Rich in atmosphere and period detail, and told through the eyes of Katherine and her young maid Dot, it tells the story of two very different women during a terrifying and turbulent time. If you loved Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl or the BBC drama series The Tudors, then Elizabeth Fremantle's Queen's Gambit is the book for you. 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Sumptuous' Metro 'A major new voice in historical fiction'The Bookseller 'Rich and enticing' Stylist 'Electric' Good Housekeeping 'Wildly entertaining' Huffington Post Elizabeth Fremantle holds a first in English and an MA in creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair and the Erotic Review and has had her fiction published in the Mechanic's Institute Review. Queen's Gambit is her first novel; her second, Sisters of Treason, will be published early in 2014.

Play The Queen S Gambit

Author: Chris Ward
ISBN: 9781857444117
Size: 78.50 MB
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In Play the Queen's Gambit Chris Ward presents the reader with a concise and workable opening repertoire, offering a solution against each of Black's possible defences.

Playing The Queen S Gambit

Author: Lars Schandorff
Publisher: Quality Chess
ISBN: 9781906552183
Size: 10.68 MB
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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.

Starting Out

Author: Neil McDonald
ISBN: 9781857444261
Size: 10.86 MB
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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.

The Queen S Gambit

Author: Diane A. S. Stuckart
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425219232
Size: 71.31 MB
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Engineering a living chess game consisting of members of the royal court for Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci's triumph is marred by the murder of one of the chess "pieces," and he is caught up in court intrigue when he investigates t

Chess Explained The Queen S Gambit Declined

Author: James Rizzitano
Publisher: Gambit
ISBN: 9781904600800
Size: 46.37 MB
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Chess Explained books are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have. The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most important and popular of chess openings. While an immensely solid and classical choice for Black, it has remained highly topical for more than a century. Both sides have ways to create imbalance and test their opponent's skills and knowledge in a full-blooded struggle. Most of the World Champions have taken both sides of the QGD, with Spassky and Karpov especially notable defenders of Black's cause. In addition to the traditional main lines with Bg5, White has at his disposal the Exchange Variation, and the Bf4 system, both of which can be handled in highly aggressive style if he wishes. Rizzitano covers all these lines and a plethora of other important lines, focusing on the fundamental ideas on which they are based.