Secrets of Pawn Endings

By Frank Lamprecht

"It is feasible to lose oneself within the outstanding universe of King and Pawn endings and this can be the last word guidebook for what would definitely be a rare trip. it's also an exceptional ebook to dip into to dig out a few quickly snippets of leisure. each web page will convey such items. ... a truly thorough and pleasing work!" - Sean Marsh,

The definitive glossy paintings on pawn endings, written by means of a similar authors because the award-winning basic Chess Endings.

This publication presents a radical path in endings with simply kings and pawns, from the easy to the hugely complicated. Armed with this information, the reader may also be capable of take on different varieties of endgame with larger self belief and certainty.

Many attention-grabbing and gorgeous positions are incorporated, and there are attempt positions for the reader to unravel. The authors keep on with the conscientiously logical conventions brought through John Nunn in his recognized sequence of endgame manuals. This has necessitated a fantastic quantity of recent research of theoretical positions to evaluate exactly the advantages of every and each move.

* A accomplished and authoritative consultant to the main primary kind of endgame

* comprises puzzle positions to check the reader's understanding

* uses software program particularly geared to pawn endings

* Logically geared up in common fashion

"...written by way of the authors of basic Chess Endings and is as much as the standard of that publication. ... Very hugely recommended." - Paul Dunn, Australasian Chess magazine

Karsten Müller is a grandmaster from Germany, who competes frequently within the Bundesliga and overseas occasions. He complete 3rd within the German Championship in 1996, and used to be runner-up in 1997. he's a famous authority on either functional and theoretical endgames. Frank Lamprecht can be from Germany, and is a world grasp. He has been a chess coach seeing that 1983. Müller and Lamprecht gained the British Chess Federation booklet of the yr Award in 2002 for primary Chess Endings - a well-thumbed reproduction of which used to be visible in use at Magnus Carlsen's international Championship education camp in 2013!

"Through this publication you shall discover a mass of instructive routines and please you should definitely learn the information of the good endgame magician Nikolai Dmitrievich Grigoriev, simply because this e-book bargains a lot of his very good ideas!" - John Elburg,

"...excellent for all readers, no matter if the professional point participant trying to ascend into the grasp ranks (or past) or the informal participant hoping to achieve a deeper appreciation of pawn endings' good looks. an excellent instance of the book's versatility is the dialogue of corresponding squares. The dialogue is thorough, addressing every little thing one must find out about the significance of corresponding squares in pawn endings. the subject material is extremely technical, yet Müller and Lamprecht use vintage endgame reviews to maintain the reader's recognition. in addition, a plethora of diagrams depict the appliance of corresponding sq. options. For years, secrets and techniques of Pawn Endings has been considered one of my favourite endgame books. Müller and Lamprecht have written a ebook of significant theoretical and sensible importance. secrets and techniques of Pawn Endings is a must-have." - Josh Specht,

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Secrets Draun From Underground

By Richard Kaufman

Secrets Draun From Underground through Richard Kaufman

Published by way of Kaufman and Greenberg in 1993. Hardcover in really nice with in basic terms minor put on. said first version. 151 pages, illustrated with line drawings.

There are not any lower than twenty sleights, fingers, backside offers and extra, during this high-quality ebook. From the substantial documents of Steve Draun, you are going to research sufficient new card magic to begin a profession. This e-book is damaged up into "Tools" and "Tricks" and is stuffed with superb illustrations, effortless to learn and enjoyable to learn.

09 Foreword: through David Solomon
10 advent: by way of Steve Draun. Magicians who've motivated Steve; Steve's method of Card Magic

13 half One: Tools:
14 Double Lifts and Turnovers
14 Stud Two-Card Pushoff carry: Double raise and Turnover, according to Brother John Hamman technique
17 Revolve carry: a extra "flourishy" approach
20 A Heavenly Turnover: with a "guilt-free light-as-air" quality
22 Tabled Shuffles, Cuts, and Shifts
22 Tabled Breakless Double Undercuts: best to backside and backside to top
25 Tabled a number of Shift: simple and deceptive
28 Push-Through Shuffle and Triple reduce: makes use of related approach as above
31 Glimpses
31 The Fan Glimpse: version at the Gambler's Glimpse from professional Card Technique
34 The Flex Glimpse: an invisible glimpse
37 Passes
37 The middle of the night Shift: model of the Herrmann Pass
40 The hour of darkness Eclipse: through David Solomon
42 The Malone Shift: invoice Malone
44 The Flutter move: strategy for finishing the Herrmann Pass
46 Palms
46 The intensity phantasm Palm: palming whereas it appears putting into the center of the deck
49 the rush and Take best Palm: played "on the go"
51 The Take best Palm: a speedier version
53 Swing minimize motion Palm: Combines Swing reduce and Gambler's Cop
54 Rear Palm Misdirection Palm: version of Marlo's Misdirection Palm
57 Miscellany
57 the recent Thumb Slide: a contemporary model of this a hundred yr outdated card control
59 Spooky Revelation: a unmarried card exhibit within which the cardboard eerily rises
61 the combo backside Deal: a backside deal
64 The Mercurial swap: a shrewdpermanent card switch
67 The Starfish switch: card colour change

71 half : Tricks
71 The Wages of Sin
72 The W.E.B. Shuffle: A cull and shuffle regimen to supply a whole house
76 A Slick Trick: one other playing demonstration
81 Ten fingers Toot candy: a stacked hand in a 10 passed deal
84 Quintiple Duke: pseudo playing demonstration
89 Punchless: A punchless Punch Deal
93 Ace Me
93 Bluff Ace meeting: version of Marlo's Bluff Ace Assembly
98 success of the Draun: 4 of a type made from a borrowed deck (90% Aces)
103 such a lot Convincing Topsy-Turvy Aces: version of Marlo's Topsy-Turvy Aces
110 Pocket Problems
110 hour of darkness bold Card: without double lift
117 The Rubber Band Card: Triple repeat card to pocket
122 Nouveau tourists: Steve's dealing with of Dai Vernon's Travelers
128 Miscellany
128 Twenty-One back: mixing of 2 Twenty-One Card Tricks
133 Worldly issues: model of Paul Curry's Out of this global more desirable with sleights
137 The actually awesome flow: a funny card trick
140 Steve's Marbles: a 3 ball trick with glass marbles and creation finish
145 3 Cups and 3 Balls: makes use of any 3 cups (never nested) and 3 balls, with a 3 load finish.

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The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future

By Laurence C. Smith

"The international in 2050 is a compelling portrait of the long run and vividly relates the massive demanding situations dealing with the realm now."
-Jared Diamond, writer of Collapse

The world's inhabitants is exploding, wild species are vanishing, and our surroundings is degrading. what sort of international are we leaving for our little ones and grandchildren? simply who will flourish-and who will fail-in our evolving world?

Combining the teachings of geography and historical past with cutting-edge version projections and analytical information, Guggenheim fellow Laurence C. Smith predicts how the 8 international locations of the Arctic Rim (including the usa) turns into more and more robust whereas the international locations round the equator fight for survival. Like Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist, the realm in 2050 is as credible because it is debatable, projecting the looming advantages in addition to the difficulties of weather change.

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Growing Pains: Poppy

By John D

A Christmas deal with for everybody ...

Recently dumped Jack unearths himself conversant in wild-girl Poppy who will get more and more drawn to exhibitionism and dogging. Jack juggles his reticence with a wish to be much less "safe" till all of it explodes in his face.

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Embedded Image Processing on the TMS320C6000TM DSP: Examples in Code Composer StudioTM and MATLAB

By Shehrzad Qureshi

This is an application-oriented publication comprises debugged & effective C implementations of real-world algorithms, in a number of languages/environments, supplying distinctive assurance of embedded photograph processing.

 covers TI applied sciences and applies them to an enormous marketplace (important: positive factors the C6416 DSK)

Also covers the EVM shouldn't be misplaced, particularly the C6416 DSK, a way more fresh DSP.

Algorithms taken care of listed below are often lacking from different picture processing texts, particularly bankruptcy 6 (Wavelets), in addition, effective fixed-point implementations of wavelet-based algorithms additionally treated.

Provide a variety of visible Studio .NET 2003 C/C++ code, that exhibit easy methods to use MFC, GDI+, and the Intel IPP library to prototype snapshot processing applications

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The Lords of Discipline: A Novel

By Pat Conroy

In this strong, enchanting, and acclaimed bestseller, Pat Conroy sweeps us into the turbulent global of 4 younger men—friends, cadets, and blood brothers—and their days of hazing, heartbreak, satisfaction, betrayal, and, eventually, humanity. We move deep into the center of the novel’s hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider along with his personal own code of honor who's scuffling with into manhood the difficult method. Immersed in a poignant love affair with a haunting attractiveness, Will needs to boldly confront the terrifying injustice of a corrupt establishment as he struggles to show a mysterious crew referred to as “The Ten.”

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Olive, the Other Reindeer

By Vivian Walsh

Olive is merrily getting ready for Christmas while without warning she realizes "Olive... the opposite Reindeer... i assumed i used to be a puppy. Hmmm, i have to be a Reindeer!" So she quick hops aboard the polar convey and heads to the North Pole. And whereas Santa and the opposite reindeer are a section stunned puppy desires to sign up for the their staff, in any case Olive and her strange reindeer abilities are only what Santa and his veteran reindeer crew desire. colourful photograph illustrations accompany this zany puppy tale from the well known writer and artist workforce, Vivian and J.otto Seibold. cute Olive and her hilarious adventures are certain to make anyone's Christmas merry.

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Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide

By Maik Schmidt

Arduino is an open-source platform that makes DIY electronics initiatives more straightforward than ever. long past are the times should you needed to research electronics thought and arcane programming languages prior to you'll even get an ended in blink. Now, with this re-creation of the bestsellingArduino: A Quick-Start Guide, readers with out electronics adventure can create their first contraptions fast. This publication is up to date for the hot Arduino 0 board, with step by step directions for construction a common distant, a motion-sensing video game controller, and lots of different enjoyable, invaluable projects.

This Quick-Start consultant is filled with enjoyable, beneficial units to create, with step by step directions and images all through. you will find out how to attach your Arduino to the web and application either purchaser and server purposes. you are going to construct tasks akin to your individual motion-sensing online game controller with a three-axis accelerometer, create a common distant with an Arduino and some affordable elements, construct your individual burglar alarm that emails you at any time when a persons relocating on your front room, construct binary cube, and easy methods to solder. in a single of a number of new initiatives during this version, you are going to create your individual online game console so that you can connect with your television set.

This ebook is totally up-to-date for the recent Arduino 0 board and the most recent advances in aiding software program and instruments for the Arduino. Sidebars through the booklet aspect you to intriguing real-world initiatives utilizing the Arduino, workouts expand your abilities, and "What If It does not paintings" sections assist you troubleshoot universal difficulties.

With this e-book, novices can fast sign up for the global group of hobbyists and pros who use the Arduino to prototype and increase enjoyable, necessary inventions.

What You Need:

This is the complete checklist of all components you'll desire for all initiatives within the ebook; a few of these are supplied as a part of numerous kits which are to be had on the internet, otherwise you should buy separately. assets contain,,,, and Please word we don't help or propose any of those owners, yet we checklist them right here as aconvenience for you.

Arduino 0 (or Uno or Duemilanove or Diecimila) board

USB cable

Half-size breadboard

Pack of LEDs (at least three, 10 or extra is an efficient idea)

Pack of a hundred ohm, 10k ohm, and 1k ohm resistors

4 pushbuttons

Breadboard jumper twine / connector wire

Parallax Ping))) sensor

Passive Infrared sensor

An infrared LED

A 5V servo motor

Analog units TMP36 temperature sensor

ADXL335 accelerometer breakout board

6 pin 0.1" commonplace header (might be incorporated with the ADXL335)

Nintendo Nunchuk Controller

Arduino Ethernet shield

Arduino Proto safeguard and a tiny breadboard (optional yet recommended)

Piezo speaker/buzzer (optional)

Tilt sensor (optional)

A 25-30 Watts soldering iron with a tip (preferrably 1/16")

A soldering stand and a sponge

a regular 60/40 solder (rosin-core) spool for electronics work

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