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Crushing Low Stakes Poker: The Essential Guide ...
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The Crushing Low Stakes Poker series is for anyone who: Is interested in making a nice side income playing poker Is new to poker or a beginning/intermediate player Is looking for solid strategy advice to consistently crush low stakes poker games Learn How to Crush Low Stakes Games Most poker books are written by professional poker players who play at the highest stakes. Whereas you can learn a lot from studying them, they won't always be as useful to you when you're mainly playing at the low stakes. Playing low stakes games against beginning and recreational players requires a whole different strategy and approach than playing high stakes games against the best of the best. The Crushing Low Stakes Poker series is focused specifically on low stakes play and teaches you the proper strategy to crush low stakes games. Volume two of the series deals with heads-up play and covers heads-up fundamentals, theory, and strategy. We will take a close look at important topics such as hand reading, manipulating ranges, and post-flop play on different board textures. We will also cover common playing tendencies of low stakes opponents and how to take advantage of them. Becoming familiar with your opponents' weaknesses and learning how to develop effective counterstrategies will give you the edge you need in low stakes games. Improve Your Tournament Results Heads-up skills are essential to achieve good tournament results. There is a significant pay jump in tournaments from second to first prize so mastering heads-up play will make a big difference to your win rate. This book explains heads-up strategy in a practical and easy to follow manner, providing you with the tools you need to master those tough one-on-one poker battles. So whether you play heads-up Sit 'n Gos or multiplayer SnGs/tournaments, Crushing Low Stakes Poker, Volume 2 will be of value t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057312/bk_acx0_057312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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King of Foxes: Conclave of Shadows, Book 2 , Hö...
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The second instalment of the Conclave of Shadows. The conclave demands its membership price from its new protégé: Tal must gather information on the sinister magician, Laso Varen. But to do this means service with the sorcerer's master, Duke Kaspar of Olasko--the very man he suspects of killing his family. A powerful new epic fantasy series from one of the great masters of the genre. Talon, orphan of the Orosini tribe and last of his people, has been transformed by the Conclave of Shadows from a trusting young boy to the dashing young nobleman Talwin Hawkins: educated, confident, and now Roldem's premier swordsman. The title, won at the Masters' Court, in front of the king, brought him a step closer to his desire--to avenge the massacre of his family. Two participants in the slaughter are dead by his hand; Lieutenant Campaneal fell under his blade during the Master's Tournament, and the other, Raven, died whilst attempting to butcher an Orodon village, as he did Tal's people. But still his lust for vengeance will not be sated until the reason for the massacres has been uncovered and their architect revealed and punished. The conclave demands its price from Tal: he must gather information on Laso Varen, a magician of terrible power and subtle craft, dangerous beyond contemplation. To do this means service with the sorcerer's master, Duke Kaspar of Olasko--and swearing loyalty to the very man he suspects of killing his family, even if it means becoming the duke's right hand and tracking down his enemies: the members of the conclave and Talon's own friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001932/bk_hcuk_001932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Bushido Online: The Battle Begins , Hörbuch, Di...
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How Often Do You Get a Second Chance in Life? Seth Kinnaman's dream has always been to become the best fighter the world has ever seen. After spending his entire life training, he's finally ready to test his skills in the biggest tournament on Earth, where hundreds of the fiercest competitors vie for the supreme title. In the semifinals, Seth is getting the upper hand when his opponent uses an illegal blow to take him out. Upon waking up from a coma, Seth finds out he's lost his sight. He's become blind, and he's completely devastated. All his dreams are now shattered, and he soon falls into depression. What is he going to do with his life? That's when he's introduced to Bushido Online, a game that promises to keep his skills sharp while he figures out what his next move is going to be. Set in feudal Japan, this VRMMORPG is the land of ninjas and samurai. A world where the most honorable warriors meet the vilest bandits and where mythical creatures roam free. When he'll enter that new reality, Seth will discover that while it's easy to make friends there, one doesn't have to try very hard to get his fair share of powerful enemies. Soon he's going to have entire clans hunting him down as he struggles to learn the ropes and regain a sense of normalcy. Thankfully, Seth has a few things going for him: his extensive knowledge of combat and a never-say-die attitude. Bushido Online: The Battle Begins is the first book in the Bushido Online series, a work of litRPG fiction. Credit: Cover art by Pindurski 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032567/bk_adbl_032567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Testbook of Attacking the King
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The author presents a collection of 120 instructive positions, each of which with mostly three proposed solutions, followed by the detailed discussion of both the correct and the incorrect solutions in the second part. The selected examples stem from tournament practice, with a few exceptions, which are part of theoretical lines. The reader mainly has to look for tactical solutions, although positional-strategic aspects also occur.In the direct attack on the king, the action on the board often reaches its climax, and the attacker's success depends on finding the appropriate plan and executing it with precision. On the other hand, a premature or incorrectly executed attack generally turns into a boomerang for the attacker. Therefore, it's essential to assess whether a position meets the requirements for an immediate attack or whether further preparation is needed. Serious training with this testbook will help you to correctly assess critical situations of this sort and to ensure that the attack will be successful.FIDE Master Gerd Treppner (1956-2009) was a chess journalist and author as well as a successful tournament player.

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California Chess Reporter 1974-1976
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Chess historians and collectors consider the California Chess Reporter the gold standard for California chess magazines. There have been over a hundred chess periodicals to have graced California chess during the last one hundred years, but only one has combined all the pertinent information that a chess historian looks for: who played in what tournament, club or league, when and where it was played, and, of course, the game scores. The match results, club results, league results, tournament cross tables, and game scores that appeared every month for both Northern and Southern California answered all of these criteria and more. The Reporter had very balanced reporting; there were first hand accounts from tournaments, articles on opening and endgame analysis, problems (yes, Virginia, in those days there really were players who liked to solve them), and even an occasional fiction story (Zeno the rat was terrific!) The off-set process that the Reporter adopted created very readable chess diagrams and excellent photos.During the Reporter's great twenty-five year run, it covered the 1952 Hollywood International, the 1954 Second Pan-American Chess Congress in Hollywood, the 1955 United States Open in San Diego, the 1961 United States Open in San Francisco, the 1963 Piatigorsky Cup in Los Angeles, the 1971 United States Open at Ventura, the 1974 Eagle Rock International, as well as assorted Lone Pine, American Open and Paul Masson Tournaments. Bobby Fischer fans will find the coverage of the 1957 United States Junior Championship in San Francisco, the 1961 Fischer vs. Reshevsky Match played in New York and Los Angeles, the 1966 Piatigorsky Cup in Santa Monica, and commentaries on his 1964 Simultaneous Exhibition tour fascinating as well. During Fischer's run for the World Championship, CSCF membership increased dramatically, so in July of 1971, Guthrie's need for more help was answered when Robert Burger became co-Editor. The Associate Editors, Gordon Barrett (LA), Dr. Mark Eudey (Berkeley), Neil Austin (Sacramento), and Irving Rivise (LA), were still helping out. A Games Editor position had even been created; ably filled by the eclectic Jude Acers. After Fischer won the World Championship, California chess membership exploded and continued to increase until 1975. Of course, when Fischer abdicated, the membership slowly started declining.In 1976, a number of new league leaders decided to break away from the CSCF, effectively splitting up the state. After the breakup of the state organization Guthrie decided to call it quits.The magazine fulfilled its mission statement and gave us continuous, statewide coverage for twenty-five years. Reading the CCR is like taking a trip through time; starting with the early 1950's chess club scene and ending in the 1970's post-Fischer world of endless weekend chess tournaments. The California Chess Reporter published nearly 200 issues packed with chess lore that now, thanks to Ishi Press, will live forever.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Bull in the Ring
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The thread of the book is an account of the 1970 Missouri large schools high school state football championship my St. Louis University High team won. We were unlikely champions: undersized, not very fast, no home field, high academic standards for admission, half our games against Top 10 teams in the state. We barely qualified for the four-team state playoff, we faced the heavily favored title game opponent having won our previous four games by an average of just 4.5 points, including a 14-13 victory over our archrival in front of 18,000 people at Busch Stadium. I was a center and linebacker, and one of the team captains. The story of the book, though, is how football and that championship season became a refuge for my classmates and me, young Baby Boomers whose great but naïve ambition was tempered by the frightening, threatening social turmoil of the late 1960s. The Vietnam War was escalating, the Civil Rights Movement was exploding, college campuses were erupting in protest, and many of us were at war with our parents' generation. Adding to our drama, our beloved Student Council vice president and classmate was wounded in a robbery attempt on August 1 of 1970, and died two weeks later, the day before our football season workouts began. We devoted our season to him. I tell this true story from the first person, and through the reminiscences of a handful of the key characters who were central to it, including our legendary head coach Paul Martel, who died in January 2016 at age 91. I conclude the book with reflections of what that season and accomplishment meant to us, particularly as we now face the final quarter of our lives. Educated by Jesuit priests, who challenged us to question, to commit to something, and to act, we pulled together in common purpose, at least for that season. Most of us were buoyed by our belief in each other, and by our faith in God. And, at least for me, I experienced life lessons that proved invaluable for what I was to become: a daily newspaper sportswriter and columnist, then a business executive, husband and father. True sports stories such as Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, Friday Night Lights, and One Shot at Forever (the story of the small-school Macon, Illinois baseball team that finished second in the 1971 Illinois baseball tournament), offer drama beyond the tension of high school competition on the fields and courts. This story provides plenty for an avid sports fan. But it, too, offers much more. I suspect Baby Boomers around the country, and readers of all ages, can relate to the way dreams evolve, become compromised or rationalized, and come to rest. And how hard-earned accomplishments, especially those boosted by the kind hand of an unseen power, provide meaning and comfort as we reflect on the impact we have made on the world. Among the characters: our best player, an earnest and unselfish athlete who had his best game in the state championship; our only African-American teammate, whose parents moved him to St. Louis to distance him from the racial turmoil in central Alabama in the mid-1960s; our biggest player, a character seemingly straight from Clair Bee's Chip Hilton stories; our quarterback, a free-spirited genius who exasperated the coaches but pulled off heroic plays; an under-sized defensive end seemingly possessed by the spirit of his cherished older brother killed in Vietnam; and our Student Council secretary, an African-American who challenged us to confront society's racial issues and later revealed he is gay.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 19.09.2020
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California Chess Reporter 1974-1976
29,99 € *
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Chess historians and collectors consider the California Chess Reporter the gold standard for California chess magazines. There have been over a hundred chess periodicals to have graced California chess during the last one hundred years, but only one has combined all the pertinent information that a chess historian looks for: who played in what tournament, club or league, when and where it was played, and, of course, the game scores. The match results, club results, league results, tournament cross tables, and game scores that appeared every month for both Northern and Southern California answered all of these criteria and more. The Reporter had very balanced reporting; there were first hand accounts from tournaments, articles on opening and endgame analysis, problems (yes, Virginia, in those days there really were players who liked to solve them), and even an occasional fiction story (Zeno the rat was terrific!) The off-set process that the Reporter adopted created very readable chess diagrams and excellent photos.During the Reporter's great twenty-five year run, it covered the 1952 Hollywood International, the 1954 Second Pan-American Chess Congress in Hollywood, the 1955 United States Open in San Diego, the 1961 United States Open in San Francisco, the 1963 Piatigorsky Cup in Los Angeles, the 1971 United States Open at Ventura, the 1974 Eagle Rock International, as well as assorted Lone Pine, American Open and Paul Masson Tournaments. Bobby Fischer fans will find the coverage of the 1957 United States Junior Championship in San Francisco, the 1961 Fischer vs. Reshevsky Match played in New York and Los Angeles, the 1966 Piatigorsky Cup in Santa Monica, and commentaries on his 1964 Simultaneous Exhibition tour fascinating as well. During Fischer's run for the World Championship, CSCF membership increased dramatically, so in July of 1971, Guthrie's need for more help was answered when Robert Burger became co-Editor. The Associate Editors, Gordon Barrett (LA), Dr. Mark Eudey (Berkeley), Neil Austin (Sacramento), and Irving Rivise (LA), were still helping out. A Games Editor position had even been created; ably filled by the eclectic Jude Acers. After Fischer won the World Championship, California chess membership exploded and continued to increase until 1975. Of course, when Fischer abdicated, the membership slowly started declining.In 1976, a number of new league leaders decided to break away from the CSCF, effectively splitting up the state. After the breakup of the state organization Guthrie decided to call it quits.The magazine fulfilled its mission statement and gave us continuous, statewide coverage for twenty-five years. Reading the CCR is like taking a trip through time; starting with the early 1950's chess club scene and ending in the 1970's post-Fischer world of endless weekend chess tournaments. The California Chess Reporter published nearly 200 issues packed with chess lore that now, thanks to Ishi Press, will live forever.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 19.09.2020
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Bull in the Ring
8,32 € *
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The thread of the book is an account of the 1970 Missouri large schools high school state football championship my St. Louis University High team won. We were unlikely champions: undersized, not very fast, no home field, high academic standards for admission, half our games against Top 10 teams in the state. We barely qualified for the four-team state playoff, we faced the heavily favored title game opponent having won our previous four games by an average of just 4.5 points, including a 14-13 victory over our archrival in front of 18,000 people at Busch Stadium. I was a center and linebacker, and one of the team captains. The story of the book, though, is how football and that championship season became a refuge for my classmates and me, young Baby Boomers whose great but naïve ambition was tempered by the frightening, threatening social turmoil of the late 1960s. The Vietnam War was escalating, the Civil Rights Movement was exploding, college campuses were erupting in protest, and many of us were at war with our parents' generation. Adding to our drama, our beloved Student Council vice president and classmate was wounded in a robbery attempt on August 1 of 1970, and died two weeks later, the day before our football season workouts began. We devoted our season to him. I tell this true story from the first person, and through the reminiscences of a handful of the key characters who were central to it, including our legendary head coach Paul Martel, who died in January 2016 at age 91. I conclude the book with reflections of what that season and accomplishment meant to us, particularly as we now face the final quarter of our lives. Educated by Jesuit priests, who challenged us to question, to commit to something, and to act, we pulled together in common purpose, at least for that season. Most of us were buoyed by our belief in each other, and by our faith in God. And, at least for me, I experienced life lessons that proved invaluable for what I was to become: a daily newspaper sportswriter and columnist, then a business executive, husband and father. True sports stories such as Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, Friday Night Lights, and One Shot at Forever (the story of the small-school Macon, Illinois baseball team that finished second in the 1971 Illinois baseball tournament), offer drama beyond the tension of high school competition on the fields and courts. This story provides plenty for an avid sports fan. But it, too, offers much more. I suspect Baby Boomers around the country, and readers of all ages, can relate to the way dreams evolve, become compromised or rationalized, and come to rest. And how hard-earned accomplishments, especially those boosted by the kind hand of an unseen power, provide meaning and comfort as we reflect on the impact we have made on the world. Among the characters: our best player, an earnest and unselfish athlete who had his best game in the state championship; our only African-American teammate, whose parents moved him to St. Louis to distance him from the racial turmoil in central Alabama in the mid-1960s; our biggest player, a character seemingly straight from Clair Bee's Chip Hilton stories; our quarterback, a free-spirited genius who exasperated the coaches but pulled off heroic plays; an under-sized defensive end seemingly possessed by the spirit of his cherished older brother killed in Vietnam; and our Student Council secretary, an African-American who challenged us to confront society's racial issues and later revealed he is gay.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 19.09.2020
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