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Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning... more...

“This is Jeopardy!” Celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of America’s Favorite Quiz Show® with The Jeopardy! Book of Answers.  In honor of this extraordinary milestone, the show’s producers have selected fifteen historic games from over seven thousand episodes that illustrate why the show is every bit as timely—and as lively—as it was the moment that Alex Trebek first took the stage in 1984. You’ll meet Ken Jennings in his... more...

Chess is 99% tactics! This well-known maxim may sound strange but is really just an exaggerated basic truth: if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations. Solving many tactical puzzles is what makes the difference for beginners and casual players. There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by a some examples, and... more...

It took AlphaZero only a few hours of self-learning to become the chess player that shocked the world. The artificial intelligence system, created by DeepMind, had been fed nothing but the rules of the Royal Game when it beat the world's strongest chess engine in a prolonged match. The selection of ten games published in December 2017 created a worldwide sensation: how was it possible to play in such a brilliant and risky style and not lose a single... more...

The real stories behind famous people and events from ancient to modern times. Anecdotal, thought provoking and organized by topic. Chapters will include: You Said You Knew How to Fire That Thing: Misadventures and Wrong Turns that Challenged History; the 10 Most Important Forgotten People in History; Slips of the Tongue: Simple Mistakes that Led to Great Discoveries and Awful Disasters.


The author of the critically acclaimed Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women, a nationally known sleight-of-hand expert, movie actor and magician extraor dinaire, presents a stylish parody of self-defense books that demonstrates how ordinary playing cards can be used as a means of protection. Photos.

IN THIS GUIDE: Survival training, combat strategies, quest walkthroughs, West Virginia atlas, building and crafting guides, and complete multiplayer coverage. Emerge from Vault 76 ready to thrive— solo or with friends—with the official guide to Fallout 76. It’s the ultimate reference for creating your character, teaming up with allies, defeating enemies, building, crafting, and exploring the wastes of West Virginia!... more...

This glorious miscellany of good stories and fascinating facts about England, is the ultimate journey around the country, and includes history, legends, firsts, supremes, unusuals, inventions, birthplaces and gossip from each county.

Overview Pen your own endless runner game using Apple's new Sprite Kit framework Enhance your user experience with easy-to-use animations and particle effects using Xcode 5 Utilize particle systems and create custom particle effects In Detail Sprite Kit, a new framework introduced in iOS7, has been designed as a built-in animation workflow for keyframing 2D animation without the need of engines such as Unity to serve... more...

Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game. That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He describes how it... more...