Pandolfini's Endgame Course

Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671656880

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 324

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Analyzes a variety of endgames, discusses strategy, and looks at confrontations between unlike pieces

Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1888690887

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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The first edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual was immediately recognized by novice and master alike as one of the best books ever published on the endgame. The second edition is revised and enlarged - now over 400 pages - covering all the most important concepts required for endgame mastery. "I am sure that those who study this work carefully will not only play the endgame better, but overall, their play will improve. One of the secrets of the Russian chess school is now before you, dear reader!" - From the Foreword to the First Edition by Grandmaster Artur Yusupov "Going through this book will certainly improve your endgame knowledge, but just as important, it will also greatly improve your ability to calculate variations... What really impresses me is the deep level of analysis in the book... All I can say is: This is a great book. I hope it will bring you as much pleasure as it has me." - From the Preface to the First Edition by International Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard Here's what they had to say about the First Edition: "Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual ... may well be the chess book of the year... [It] comes close to an ultimate one-volume manual on the endgame." - Lubomir Kavalek in his chess column of December 1, 2003 in the Washington Post. "Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual is quite simply a masterpiece of research and insight. It is a tremendous contribution to endgame literature, certainly the most important one in many years, and destined to be a classic of the literature (if it isn't already one). The famous trainer Mark Dvoretsky has put together a vast number of examples that he has not only collected, but analysed and tested with some of the world's strongest players. This is a particularly important book from the standpoint of clarifying, correcting, and extending the theory of endings. Most of all, Dvoretsky's analysis is staggering in its depth and accuracy." - John Watson, reviewing DEM at The Week In Chess 2003 Book of the Year - 2003 Book of the Year - Seagaard Chess Reviews: "This is an extraordinary good chess book. To call this the best book on endgames ever written seems to be an opinion shared by almost all reviewers and commentators. And I must say that I am not to disagree." - Erik Sobjerg


Author: John F. Mauldin,Jonathan Tepper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118827929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Praise for Endgame "This is an extremely powerful, sobering, well-written and highly accessible book. It will demonstrate to you why there are no painless solutions to the mounting debt problems around the world—something that too many people are yet to realize. It will take you on a well-documented journey through the debt supercycle, making stops around the world and at critical junctures. And it is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand the global debt dynamics and ways to protect against its bad consequences." —Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO, PIMCO, and author of When Markets Collide "No one has thought more creatively about the economy. Mauldin's weekly newsletter is a must-read, and his book is even more important if you want to understand a rapidly changing world." —Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives "Successful investors explore all possibilities. You should read this book so you can succeed in case the Endgame is our future." —Jim Rogers, author of A Gift to My Children "I read everything John Mauldin writes. He travels the world and shares his financial stories like a good friend sharing a drink. Mauldin is that rarity—a skeptical optimist—who calls 'em straight and rewards his clients and fans." —Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Columnist, Forbes magazine "There's clearly something important going on in the world economy. Something big. Something powerful and dangerous. But something as yet undefined and uncertain. We are all feeling our way around in the dark, trying to figure out what it is. John Mauldin must have night vision glasses. He does an excellent job of seeing the obstacles. You should read this book before you knock over a lamp and stumble over the furniture." —William Bonner, President and CEO, Agora Inc., and author of Dice Have No Memory and Empire of Debt "Endgame is not only a highly readable and informative account of the causes of the recent global economic and financial meltdown, but it also provides investors with a concrete investment strategy from which they can benefit while this final act in financial history is being played out." —Marc Faber, Managing Director, Marc Faber, Ltd., and Editor, Gloom, Boom & Doom Report

Samuel Beckett’s Endgame

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9401205043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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This collection of essays – the first volume in the Dialogue series – brings together new and experienced scholars to present innovative critical approaches to Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame. These essays broach a broad range of topics, many of which are inherently controversial and have generated significant levels of debate in the past. Critical readings of the play in relation to music, metaphysics, intertextuality, and time are counterpointed by essays that consider the nature of performance, the history of the theater and the music hall, Beckett’s attitudes to directing his play, and his responses to other directors. This collection will be of special interest to Beckett scholars, to students of literature and drama, and to drama theorists and practitioners.

The Chess Endgame Study

Author: A. J. Roycroft

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486816281

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 384

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Thorough discourse and rigorous analysis, enlivened by wit, offers a classic exposition of the endgame. Commentary, statistics, and more than 400 studies have been completely revised and updated by the author.

The Endgame

Author: Bernard Trainor,Michael Gordon

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 178239866X

Category: History

Page: 800

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The Endgame is the gripping and authoritative account of the secret military and political effort to pull Iraq from the precipice of full-scale civil war. The book fuses unrivalled access to the in-fighting of Washington policymakers with analysis of strategizing by the generals and hard-fought operations on the battlefield. Along with access to classified documents, the authors draw from sources including military commanders, high-level intelligence operatives, White House aides, Iraqi officials and the soldiers who have tested both the Bush and Obama Administrations' strategies to their limits. This is a book that will be discussed in the White House, the Pentagon and the command centres in Baghdad. It will be an enduring account of the most decisive period of this bitterly divisive war. It is the third volume in the Gordon-Trainor collaboration on the United States military involvement in Iraq; magisterial accounts that have stood the test of time.

The Endgame

Author: Michael R. Gordon

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307906973

Category: History

Page: 832

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A Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2012 In this follow-up to their national bestseller Cobra II, Michael Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor deftly piece together the story of the most widely reported but least understood war in American history. This stunning account of the political and military struggle between American, Iraqi, and Iranian forces brings together vivid reporting of diplomatic intrigue and gripping accounts of the blow-by-blow fighting that lasted nearly a decade. Informed by brilliant research and extensive interviews with key figures—including everyone from the intelligence community to Sunni and Shi’ite leaders and former insurgents to senior Iraqi military officers—The Endgame presents a riveting chronicle of the occupation of Iraq to the withdrawal of American troops that is sure to remain the essential account of the war for years to come. This E-book edition also contains a new Appendix collecting twenty-three classified documents, with commentary, that shed new light on some of the military’s crucial mistakes and missed opportunities.

US Military Strategy and the Cold War Endgame

Author: Stephen J. Cimbala

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714645568

Category: History

Page: 284

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The transition from the end of the Cold War to a new world order is both promising and perilous. The US and its NATO allies were caught largely unprepared by the rapid collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the sudden demise of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany - events that redrew the map of East Central Europe and shifted US security concerns eastward in Eurasia. They also redefined security as a condition based more on the prevention or containment of regional and civic conflicts, compared with the Cold War expectations of global or nuclear war. The next century is certain to strain US and NATO strategy considerably, if indeed NATO survives at all. A new group of interstate institutions for European security will compete for the right to claim pre-eminence in security issues. International peace-keeping and peace enforcement, whether United Nations-directed or regionally sponsored, will also challenge traditional definitions or military missions. Changes will also occur in the role of nuclear weapons in military strategy. US and Russian strategic nuclear forces will be drastically reduced, and both states will take other steps to dampen the nuclear arms race. The antagonists of the Cold War will be the collaborators of the next century in seeking to stabilize conflicts inside and outside Europe.

Winning the Merger Endgame: A Playbook for Profiting From Industry Consolidation

Author: Graeme K. Deans,Fritz Kroeger,Stefan Zeisel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071428615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5437

An indispensable guide to strategic best practices for business mergers Thirteen years ago, the experts at A. T. Kearney embarked on a landmark, worldwide study of business mergers. Encompassing 25,000 companies across 24 industries in 53 countries, the study revealed much crucial information that was previously unknown about business consolidation. This book shares those revelations and insights with senior executives, consultants, and industry analysts involved in the merger process. More important, it builds on those findings to present readers with a solid game plan for winning the consolidation game. Readers learn about the consolidation cycles through which industries pass, how to identify where in the cycle their industry currently lies, how to leverage that knowledge in determining which organizational changes they need to make and when they need to make them, and how to develop and deploy the most successful merger strategies.