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A Very First Book On Chess Tactics

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This is a very simple book, written for those who just learned the basic rules of chess and are looking for a light, fast and easy to understand reading. / This book was written so that beginners of all levels can take a first step. Anyone can read this book, as some notion of the basic rules of the game are enough to understand it. Everything was done so that a nine years old child can enjoy the book alone, without adult help. / There is no theory. The book has only practical tests. / The book is based on diagrams, which work in pairs: on a page, a figure proposes a test; on the next page, another figure shows the response. Simple as that! / You do NOT need a chessboard to use the book: just sit down in a comfortable armchair and flip through the pages quietly (in an airplane, a restaurant, a living room, a taxi, a waiting room, on the subway or in your bed before sleeping). / You do NOT need to know the algebraic notation in this book: the answers are shown in the diagrams directly, by means of arrows. However, gradually this notation is presented because in the future you will read more advanced books that use it. / Attack and defense situations are here: so, whenever you are playing, in your turn you will be used to examine the chessboard in search of attacking opportunities and risks that require defense maneuvers. / Less is more! A book which is intended to be a first reading on chess must be small and must demand just a pair of hours. So, this book has just 130 pages and 60 tests selected and planned to induce a gradual learning process. / The problems are not difficult, especially the first twenty. It is expected that you can hit 80% of the book's problems, if not all. Gradually, very common tactical ideas, such as double attacks and discovered checks, will be presented naturally. On average you will take a minute per test. / At the end of the book, your vision of the game has started to improve, and so you can continue your training with other more advanced books (there is a list of reading suggestions for beginners on the last page of the book). / The only requirement is: never turn a page before you set your own guess! The book will only work if you actually try to solve each of the tests. / Thanks for your interest: I hope this book will help you to play well. / WARNING: this book is useful just for very beginners.


The Duchess Contest

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"Almost a duchess..."SEATTLE'S SECOND HOTTEST BILLIONAIRE JUST MIGHT GET AWAYAmerican billionaire and reluctant new duke Riggins Feldhem's life is suddenly upended by not one contender, but two, for the role as his duchess. One has all the duchess-like credentials. But the other is gaining control of his heart. If he can't wriggle his way out of matrimony, which is the least dangerous choice?It's a British invasion. When Riggins' British fan club and a beautiful daughter of an earl arrive in Seattle, Haley Hamilton feels her shot at becoming Riggins' wife and duchess slipping away. But she isn't going to take this invasion lying down. She's going to fight...for his heart.The second episode of the page-turning romantic comedy serial readers have been waiting for!Continue in the exciting and romantic world of the Jet City Billionaires...The Billionaire Duke Serial NovelsNOTE: These novels must be read in the order listed below.1-"The Billionaire Duke"--40,000 words/180 pages2-"The Duchess Contest"--37,000 words/166 pages3-"The Temporary Duchess"4-TBA>>>Romantic Comedy>>>New Adult Contemporary Romance>>>Contemporary Romance>>>Women's Fiction Humorous>>>Billionaire RomanceThe Jet City Billionaires world presents romantic stories full of humor, laughs, secrets, mysteries, and poignancy. The Billionaire Duke serial follows the story of Riggins and Haley in a modern twist on the classic marriage of convenience story.Scroll up and grab a copy today.


A Duke Of Her Own: The Desperate Duchesses 6

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A duke must choose wisely . . .

Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly--and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado.

After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad--and Villiers is inclined to agree.

Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field . . .

But in the bedroom. And the heart.


Playing With Languages

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Over several generations villagers of Dominica have been shifting from Patwa, an Afro-French creole, to English, the official language. Despite government efforts at Patwa revitalization and cultural heritage tourism, rural caregivers and teachers prohibit children from speaking Patwa in their presence. Drawing on detailed ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of video-recorded social interaction in naturalistic home, school, village and urban settings, the study explores this paradox and examines the role of children and their social worlds. It offers much-needed insights into the study of language socialization, language shift and Caribbean children's agency and social lives, contributing to the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of children's cultures. Further, it demonstrates the critical role played by children in the transmission and transformation of linguistic practices, which ultimately may determine the fate of a language. Amy L. Paugh is Associate Professor of Anthropology at James Madison University. Her research investigates language socialization, children's cultures and language ideologies in the Caribbean and United States.


A Beginner's Guide To Coaching Scholastic Chess

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This books provides a teacher, parent, older student, or other interested persons necessary information to coach a Scholastic Chess program. It contains information on resources, tournaments, Chess terms, and other necessary information.



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