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100 DAN-LEVEL TESUJI PROBLEMS

Author: KISEIDO
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100 STAR-POINT JOSEKI PROBLEMS

Author: KISEIDO
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180 LIFE & DEATH PROBLEMS

Author: NIHON KI
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200 ENDGAME PROBLEMS

Author: NIHON KI
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200 LIFE & DEATH PROBLEMS

Author: NIHON KI
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ALL ABOUT KO

Author: ZEIJST
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ART AND CRAFT OF HANDMADE BOOKS: REVISED AND UPDATED

Author: LAPLANTZ, SHEREEN
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"A beautiful and worthwhile book." -- Next Book Please

This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels, and other distinctive features.
The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt. A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations, and other designs. The author includes a glossary of terms as well as information on materials and tools.

"Well-written, imaginative -- and just plain fun to read. I learned a lot about ways to make books that I never dreamed of. Ms. Laplantz is a creative genius." -- Bassocantor Reviews

"This is a gorgeous book filled with beautiful projects." -- The Sheepish Reader 'n' Writer

ART OF CAPTURING STONES

ART OF CAPTURING STONES

Author: YUTOPIAN
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Go - the oriental game of controlling territory - challenges each player to balance strategy and tactics. Each move must balance competing needs: to build your influence or weaken his, to secure your territory or to invade hers. Each player strives to find moves that work at multiple levels, and to counter their opponent's aims.In go there are various capturing techniques which require sacrificing stones. Most beginners fail to see these moves. Even advanced players might overlook them if they don't pay attention. Mastering these techniques equips a player with powerful weapons for both attack and defense. In addition, the training in visualization that the reader gets by studying these tactical finesses will serve him or her in good stead even in more straightforward positions.The Art of Capturing Stones is a problem book. This book provides thorough training in three types of techniques, namely, under the stories (Ishi-no-shita), killing oversized eyes (Nakade), and other sacrificing techniques. By working through the problems, the reader can practice these skills and improve his or her level of play.
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ART OF SACRIFICE IN CHESS

Author: SPIELMANN, RUDOLF
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The 21st Century Edition of Spielmann's Classic Work Austrian Grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann's The Art of Sacrifice in Chess first appeared in the mid-1930s. It was immediately recognized as a classic, a masterpiece that examined the nature of chess sacrifices. In this modernized, 21st century edition, all of Spielmann's original work has been preserved. The antiquated English Descriptive Notation has been replaced with modern Figurine Algebraic, and German grandmaster Karsten Muller has added his own notes to Spielmann's original text. But the German grandmaster has gone far beyond simply inserting clarifying commentary. Muller has virtually doubled the size of the original work by adding eleven new chapters, including: The Greek Gift Sacrifice Bxh2/7+; Disaster on g7; The Achilles' Heel f7; Strike at the Edge; Destroying the King's Shelter; Sacrifices on f6; Sacrifices on e6; The Magic of Mikhail Tal; Shirov's Sacrifices; and The Fine Art of Defense. In addition, there are exercises at the end of each new chapter to help you hone your skill of sacrificing. -Grandmaster Karsten Muller's notes to the original text, along with the new material, brilliantly complements Spielmann's classic work. A welcome addition to any chessplayer's library...- - Garry Kasparov
BACK TO BASICS: FUNDAMENTALS

BACK TO BASICS: FUNDAMENTALS

Author: FRANCUSKI, BRANISLAV
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The game of chess has challenged and delighted the world for centuries. In "Back to Basics: Fundamentals," the essential building blocks of the royal game are presented simply and in an easy-to-understand format. With the expert guidance of chess master Branislav Francuski, you will learn how the chess pieces move and capture; the underlying principles of the game; how to spot and carry out simple checkmates; and understand the basic tactical ideas that are so important to playing and winning. "In this book, I try to emphasize and clarify the chess fundamentals that young players need to know, as a strong grasp of the basics will eventually lead to the strategic thinking that is necessary for advanced play." - From the Author's Preface Fundamental concepts, tactical themes and other significant points of the game are underscored by over 800 diagrams and positions. Solutions and clear explanations are supplemented by important principles, highlighted in blue. Whether used alone or with an instructor, Back to Basic: Fundamentals will put you on the road to good chess!