CoUnter Play Active maneuvering by a player who is defending or under attack. diagonal A diagonal row of squares. The diagonals from the squares a1 to h8, and from h1 to a8, are known as the long diagonals. doUble attaCk A simultaneous ...


Author: Robert R. Desjarlais

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520267398

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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"Counterplay explores the inner world of a chess player and examines how we attempt to make meaning from the game and the forms of life that surround it. Desjarlais's personal account skillfully illustrates the absorbing, enchanting, and exacting qualities of chess, while also highlighting the penury, disillusion and pettiness that regretfully permeate the game."—Jonathan Rowson, PhD, Grandmaster and British Chess Champion (2004-2006) "This book is replete with deeply researched and closely observed details, small dramas, intriguing insights, compelling anecdotes and potted biographies—all interwoven with great authorial skill and intelligence. This is a superb introduction to the 'lifeworld' of chess that affords glimpses into the psychology of players and touches on the social and political dimensions of competitive chess. In every chapter, Desjarlais offers alluring suggestions as to what kinds of satisfaction different people find in playing chess."—Michael D. Jackson, author of The Palm at the End of the Mind

History in Games

OUT THE RULES OF PAST PLAY An analysis of particular experiences of counterplay — my own counterplay in CIV6, and the counterplay that took place when I was part of the authority that was played against — can provide an alternative ...


Author: Martin Lorber

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839454206

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Where do we end up when we enter the time machine that is the digital game? One axiomatic truth of historical research is that the past is the time-space that eludes human intervention. Every account made of the past is therefore only an approximation. But how is it that strolling through ancient Alexandria can feel so real in the virtual world? Claims of authenticity are prominent in discussions surrounding the digital games of our time. What is historical authenticity and does it even matter? When does authenticity or the lack thereof become political? By answering these questions, the book illuminates the ubiquitous category of authenticity from the perspective of historical game studies.

Making Smart Cities More Playable

These approaches each also come with their own rhetorical claims, linking to various discourses around play ranging from notions like counterplay to the discourse of civic engagement and gamification. The Playable City—and the scholarly ...


Author: Anton Nijholt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811397653

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 377

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This book explores the ways in which the broad range of technologies that make up the smart city infrastructure can be harnessed to incorporate more playfulness into the day-to-day activities that take place within smart cities, making them not only more efficient but also more enjoyable for the people who live and work within their confines. The book addresses various topics that will be of interest to playable cities stakeholders, including the human–computer interaction and game designer communities, computer scientists researching sensor and actuator technology in public spaces, urban designers, and (hopefully) urban policymakers. This is a follow-up to another book on Playable Cities edited by Anton Nijholt and published in 2017 in the same book series, Gaming Media and Social Effects.

The Grand Prix Attack

H B1) 8...d6 9.0-0 (9.a4 at counterplay) 9...Nf6 10.Kh1 0–0 11.C3 dxc3 12.bxc3 Bd7 13.Rb1 QC7 14.Nd4 a6 15.Qe2 e5 counterplay Noyce-Mark Adams, England 1997/98. Black has other good ways to obtain decent play: B2) 8...d5!?


Author: Evgeny Sveshnikov

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056915223

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

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The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s deadliest weapons against the Sicilian Defence. It continues to be highly popular with tournament chess players all over the world. While earlier publications mainly focused on tactics, this book the finally gives the GPA the coverage it deserves.

Strategic Chess

0 Black's usual counterplay objective also is d4. This can be started via a ...c5 or ...e5 advance. We have learned that in a majority of variations, ...e5 is more effective because it makes use of a primary central pawn.


Author: Edmar Mednis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486406176

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 255

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Presents an analysis of thirty chess games and provides insight into strategy and the significance of the opening.

The Chess Toolbox

42...e4 Kazarian is an active player, and she starts looking for counterplay. However, the counterintuitive 42...rib8" was the only way to equalize – a very difficult move to find. The aim is to exchange the annoying attacker! Now 43.


Author: Thomas Willemze

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056917982

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 400

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In chess, as in repair or construction jobs, you will not get very far without the right equipment. If you want to win more games you simply need the right tools. Unfortunately, most amateur chess players have no toolbox to speak of. What’s more, they don’t even know which tools they actually need. Or what tools are available. If a chess hardware store would exist, most amateur chess players would be clueless what to ask for. International Master and experienced chess trainer Thomas Willemze is the handyman you are looking for. He tells you which are the most urgent problems that need fixing. In his no-nonsense guide, Willemze presents essential techniques on how to mobilize your pieces in order to gain the upper hand. The Chess Toolbox teaches you how to: conquer an open file eliminate an important defender lift a blockade get rid of an inferior piece exploit the 7th rank simplify your position (why and how) fight for entrance squares and much more. In order to make you feel comfortable and let you get used to these essential techniques, the author gives lots of fascinating examples and hundreds of instructive exercises. He even teaches you how to think outside your toolbox!

The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess

Black has correctly begun to develop his counterplay on the kingside and should have continued 8...f5!. The king move is less good, because the black king can also come into the centre via fé, whereas the rook may need the g-file to ...


Author: Mikhail Shereshevsky

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056917654

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 352

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Two instructional classics condensed into one practical volume! In 2014 the Russian Chess Federation started a wide-ranging programme aimed at the revival of chess in Russia. One of the first actions that were taken was commissioning legendary Belarusian chess coach Mikhail Shereshevsky to recapitulate and condense his famous training methods. In doing so Shereshevsky has created a totally reworked compendium of his acclaimed classics Endgame Strategy and The Soviet Chess Conveyor, with many new examples, exercises and discussions of various training methods. Furthermore, he has added a new and highly effective approach on how to calculate variations. Club players all over the world who wish to improve their game now have access to Shereshevsky’s famous training programme in one volume and can learn: How to build an opening repertoire How to study the chess classics to maximum benefit How to master the most important endgame principles How to effectively and efficiently calculate variations The Shereshevsky Method offers a unique opportunity to improve your game with one of the supreme examples of Russian chess training excellence. Studying this manual will enrich your understanding of chess enormously and help your progress on the way to chess mastery.

Comparative Literature East and West

The " counterplay " theory was applied also to the Szechwan play , but not with very satisfactory results . Those who point to the " Chinese " plays of Klabund and Wolf which Brecht saw performed in Berlin1 may , of course , argue that ...


Author: Cornelia Niekus Moore

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824812476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This collection of papers inaugurates a new series which will present work from a two-year study at the U. of Hawaii. The research addresses commonalities and differences in topics and methodology, changing values, and the portrayal of the self in different cultures. No index. Annotation copyright B

A Tale of Two Stories

Depending on whether the piece begins with the play or with the counterplay, Freytag distinguishes two basic modes to arrange a drama. One is called 'influx,' in which external forces determine the events during the beginning ...


Author: Björn Bentlage

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783112209332

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Die Reihe Islamkundliche Untersuchungen wurde 1969 im Klaus Schwarz Verlag begründet und hat sich zu einem der wichtigsten Publikationsorgane der Islamwissenschaft in Deutschland entwickelt. Die über 330 Bände widmen sich der Geschichte, Kultur und den Gesellschaften Nordafrikas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens sowie Zentral-, Süd- und Südost-Asiens.

Mastering Chess Middlegames

Some players (Kortchnoi, Polugaevsky, Larsen, and many others) sometimes prefer active counterplay to stubborn, but passive defence. This is always associated with risk for both players and requires a great deal of strength.


Author: Alexander Panchenko

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056916107

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

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Grandmaster Alexander Panchenko (1953-2009) was one of the most successful chess trainers in the Soviet Union, and later in Russia. Panchenko ran a legendary chess school that specialised in turning promising players into masters. The secret of his success were his dedication and enthusiasm as a teacher combined with his outstanding training materials. ‘Pancha’ provided his pupils with systematic knowledge, deep understanding and the ability to take practical decisions. Now, Panchenko’s classic Mastering Chess Middlegames is for the first time available in translation, giving club-players around the world access to this unique training method. The book contains a collection of inspiring lessons on the most important middlegame topics: attack, defence, counterplay, realising the advantage, obstructing the plans of your opponent, the battle of the heavy pieces, and much more. In each chapter, Panchenko clearly identifies the various aspects of the topic, formulates easy-to-grasp rules, presents a large number of well-chosen examples and ends with a wealth of practical tests. The brilliance of Alexander Panchenko’s didactic method shines through in this book. It is hard to give better advice for ambitious chess players than to follow this tried-and-tested and highly instructive road towards mastering the chess middlegame.