Drawing on instructive stories, this book reveals the strategic ways of thinking that always give a player - in life as in chess - the edge. It also reveals how and why the game of chess is a fitting and powerful teacher of how to be prepared for, and how to win in, even the most competitive situations.
Lessons in Chess Lessons in Life: Jose A. Fadul
Learn to play chess the fun and easy way while you learn what it takes to be successful in life. One Move at a Time reveals 20 proven ways to succeed at the game of kings - or at anything else you desire. It uses kid- and teen - friendly language to teach you fun, simple ways to memorize how the game is set up and how the pieces move; the ´´smart start´´ that gains you a quick advantage from your first few moves; seven strategies to turn beginning players into fast winners; and how to go for ´´the big win´´. Plus, you´ll learn 20 life lessons you can take from the chessboard to make you a success at everything you do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary J. Chambers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006896/bk_blak_006896_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 of Katwe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006133/bk_sans_006133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fluid and elegant, yet rigorous and rule-bound, chess is a game that seduces, confounds, and hooks. Now, world-renowned chess master and Fortune 500 business consultant Bruce Pandolfini shows readers how chess principles can be simply and logically applied to any business or life situation. No specific chess knowledge is needed, but after reading Every Move Must Have a Purpose, you will share with the most astute chess players the secret to thinking on your feet. From the celebrated ´´chairman of the board´´ comes the secrets of strategy that everyone will find useful: Be aggressive, but don´t take any unnecessary chances. Play the board, not the player. Answer all threats with a counter-threat. When exchanging, always get at least as much as you give up. Crisply and engagingly written, with entertaining examples and chess anecdotes, Every Move Must Have a Purpose will improve your strategic thinking so you´ll never again debate your next move. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Pandolfini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000075/bk_live_000075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Life Imitates Chess is a primer on how to think, make decisions, prepare strategies, and anticipate the future. Kasparov has distilled the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a chess grandmaster to cover the practical side - tactics, strategy, preparation, as well as the subtler, more human arts of using memory, intuition, and imagination. It´s a remarkably honest audiobook in which Kasparov, one of the world´s most celebrated and successful competitors, details both his blunders and his victories, always with the intent to enable readers to absorb his lessons and do better for themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Garry Kasparov, Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000741/bk_aren_000741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As an immortal being, it was apparent that Death would stumble upon a great challenge sooner or later - he was impaired with extreme boredom. Such motivation paired with his creativity led to the creation of the greatest strategy game humanity and even the celestials have ever played: chess. Finally, boredom would be quenched...but not until Death realizes that everyone else was awful at the game he so proudly dubbed as ´´The Game of Life and Death´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Helfgott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147275/bk_acx0_147275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.