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Counterplay : an anthropologist at the chessboard

Author: Robert R Desjarlais
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the author's fascination with the game of chess, this title guides readers into the world of twenty-first-century chess to help us understand its pleasures and challenges, and to advance  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Desjarlais
ISBN: 9780520267398 0520267397
OCLC Number: 644150071
Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Blitzkrieg Bop 2. Notes on a Swindle 3. Psych-Out 4. Sveshnikov Intrigues 5. Son of Sorrow 6. Ambivalence 7. Cyberchess 8. 24/7 on the ICC Endgame Appendix 1. Note on Chess Annotation Appendix 2. "Life is touch-move" Notes Glossary Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Robert Desjarlais.

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