VHDL Based Chess Clock Integrated with Chess Board:VLSI Technology in Sports Manish Kumar Gupta, Sarita Sharma
This DVD is for anyone who knows the rules of chess but would like to be able to improve their game with some specific tactics and strategies. It builds on the basic principles of chess that should have already been learnt. However, there is also an introductory chapter for those that may have gaps in this part of their foundation. The main part of the DVD is split into four chapters:Opening - The general principles of the opening are discussed here. No specific opening repertoire is suggested but a guide of how to tackle any opening and come through the first stage of the game in a better position.Middlegame - Some basic tactical devices are introduced such as the pin, fork, skewer and discovered attack. These devices are used throughout the levels of chess and even top grandmaster games are won from a basic device as these.Ending - The basic checkmating technique of the most common endings that occur in novice games are instructed here. These techniques are essential to master before continuing with more complex checkmates.Test - The DVD finishes with a test chapter which consists of 20 exercises based on the information discussed throughout the DVD. Each exercise allows time for you to pause and calculate the answer before the answer is discussed.This DVD is a must for anyone who wants to improve their game, whether they are a junior or an adult. It can be for those who have just learnt the moves or for those who have played for some time but want to consolidate their knowledge. Video running time: 4 hours 15 min.
KOMODO CHESS 12 64 BIT MULTIPROCESSORVERSION In computer chess there is no getting past Komodo: Komodo is a triple TCEC Champion. Last year Komodo won the computer rapid chess world championship with an incredible score of 96%! But what does the surprising success of the AI project AlphaZero mean for the future of computer chess? Will the classical engines, with in addition to cunning algorithms any amount of human chess knowledge, still manage to keep their nose in front? Or will the ´´Monte Carlo´´ process win through, which works with huge numbers of games and statistical evaluations? The new Komodo 12 may have no answer to this question but it does have two engines up its sleeve! For with Komodo 12 you get on one hand the new and improved classical Komodo engine. The developing team of computer expert Mark Lefler and chess grandmaster Larry Kaufman has cranked up the playing strength of the top program a bit further. And on the other hand a Komodo 12 ´´Monte Carlo´´ version is included. Here the engine behaves quite differently in analysis: within a short time it plays a whole series of games against itself and comes to its evaluations based on the results of these games. As for playing strength, the ´´Monte-Carlo´´ version is not yet up there with the classical Komodo 12. But what is interesting is that the playing style of the two versions clearly differs: the ´´Monte-Carlo´´ version plays clearly more aggressively and thus also bases its play less on the material balance on the board. Komodo 12 is thus two things: an absolutely top program and an exciting analysis partner, which will often surprise you with its suggestions and introduce you to interesting ideas! It is delivered with the new program interface of Fritz 16 and premium membership (6 months) for the ChessBase Account, including access to playchess.com, ChessBase Video-Portal, LiveDatabase, and much more, ´´I am deeply moved by the style of Komodo. In my opinion it´s the perfect combination between computer accuracy and human positional understanding. I get the feeling it´s taken positional understanding to the next level. After such an impressive performance I am going to test Komodo in my future work, especially in very positional play, and am really looking forward to working with it.´´ - GM Boris Avrukh Included on the DVD: - Improved Komodo 12 multi-processor engine - New Fritz 16 program interface - New Komodo 12 ´´Monte Carlo´´ engine - 6 months ChessBase Premium Account SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirecX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet access. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 8 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access. For ChessBase ACCOUNT: Internet access and current browser, e.g. Chrome, Safari. For Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, Linux.
This book contains essential information, strategies, and tactics to help you start playing chess on a competitive level. It will help you learn how to evaluate board position and formulate game plans based on a systematic assessment of the game. It will teach you how to play the different types of opening and gain insight on their strengths and weaknesses. You will learn about different tactical motifs to attack and defeat your opponent. In addition, this book contains proven strategies in the opening, middlegame, and endgames that you can use instantly to start winning competitive games. Finally, for absolute beginners or chess hobbyists, this book will help you learn or revisit the basic rules of chess, algebraic notation, and the functions of each chess piece. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096269/bk_acx0_096269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on a popular ESPN Magazine article - optioned by Disney films, a finalist for a National Magazine Award and chosen by Dave Eggers for inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 - the astonishing true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the slums of Kampala, Uganda, who - inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary - becomes an international chess champion. Phiona Mutesi sleeps in a decrepit shack with her mother and four siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day. Phiona has been in and out of school her whole life because her mother cannot afford it, so she is only now learning to read and write. Phiona Mutesi is also one of the best chess players in the world. One day in 2005, while searching for food, nine-year-old Phiona followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende, another child of the Ugandan slums, who works for an American organization that offers relief and religion through sports. Robert introduced Phiona to the game of chess and soon recognized her immense talent. By the age of 11 Phiona was her country’s junior chess champion and at 15, her country’s national champion. In September of 2010 she traveled to Siberia, just her second time ever on an airplane, to compete in the Chess Olympiad, the world’s most prestigious team chess event. Phiona’s dream is to one day become a grandmaster, the most elite title in chess, and to blaze a trail out of Katwe that other children in Robert’s chess community can follow. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable countries, a place where girls are taught to be mothers, not dreamers, and the threats of AIDS, kidnapping, and starvation loom over the people of Katwe. Acclaimed sports journalist Tim Crothers has written a riveting and inspiring account of one girl’s improbable journey to becoming a chess champion. The Queen o... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006133/bk_sans_006133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sabotage the Grunfeld!:A Cutting-edge Repertoire for White based on 3. f3 Larry Kaufmann
Based on the Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology and companion to the Oxford Handbook of Dialysis, this handbook provides clear information and practical advice about the day-to-day management of patients with renal disease.
DescriptionThe complete study score of Arthur Bliss´ 1937 ballet, Checkmate. With its theme of a war based in the game of chess, it never fails to spark the imagination with its depiction of the struggle between the opposing forces of Love and Death.
This 1872 sequel to Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland finds Carroll´s inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Whereas the first book has the deck of cards as a theme, this book is loosely based on a game of chess, played on a giant chessboard with fields for squares. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and strange mythological characters when she becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harlan Ellison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002889/bk_blak_002889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Celebrated NPR personality and acclaimed author Scott Simon is an Emmy and Peabody Award winner. This astonishing novel is based on his experiences covering the siege of Sarajevo.Teenaged Irena and her parents are forced into hiding when Bosnian Serbs launch their war of ethnic cleansing against Muslims. But Tedic, a strong-willed Muslim man, convinces Irena to become a sniper and take up the defense of her home and people.A deadly chess game, Irena´s story plays out against the backdrop of a city brutalized by war. Based entirely on true events, Pretty Birds is a powerful and striking tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001941/bk_reco_001941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.