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Published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin"s Minotaur in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Metellus, Decius Caecilius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Private investigators -- Rome -- Fiction,
  • Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction,
  • Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C. -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Avon, 1990.

StatementJohn Maddox Roberts.
GenreFiction.
SeriesSPQR -- 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3568.O23874 K56 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22547636M
ISBN 100312277059
ISBN 109780312277055
LC Control Number2008541773

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In de Firmian's Modern Chess Openings, the Grandmaster writes that "the King's Gambit is part of the mythology of chess," a reminder of the romantic 19th century era of attacking chess. Often regarded as unsound at the grandmaster level, the King's Gambit is still 5/5(2). The King's Gambit (SPQR I) Paperback – Aug by John Roberts (Author) out of 5 stars 93 ratings. Book 1 of 13 in the SPQR Roman Mysteries Series. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — —/5(93).   The King's Gambit book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Fast-paced light-hearted science fiction with Catholic themes for /5.   Shaw offers a book on a topic that he is passionate about, well researched and delivered with humor and in a way that feels like is speaking to you directly. I have played the King's Gambit as white and play Bc4 and ; many of the lines that Shaw recommend plays Nc3 and g3 which are new KG ideas for me/5(2).

As another reviewer said, the King's Gambit rocks, and this is the best book on it. Gallagher's classy work was a frequent companion of mine in my teenage years, playing more chess than was probably good for me, given my limited talents in that area/5. This book is now 13 years old, and the theory for King's Gambit has obviously advanced. Many of the novelties and new ideas proposed by Gallagher made their way into the modern game. Some were discarded after a few years, but some redefined entire varations. This is, to date, the most exciting book about the King's Gambit that I've read/5(11). The positional themes of the King’s Gambit are classical and clear: White wishes to dominate the centre. On move 1 Black has mirrored White’s central occupation, so on move 2 we set out to destroy the offender. As every novice should know, White is not yet threatening fxe5 .   "John Shaw's book, The King's Gambit is an outstanding work on an opening which is no longer so popular. The author has invested a lot of time and effort, and the presentation is clear and careful, as with all books published by Quality Chess. Those who still play with King's Gambit with either White or Black can still have plenty of fun.

The King's Gambit book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this Edgar Award nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes /5. GM David Smerdon, ChessVibes: The King's Gambit is a fantastic publication that is clearly the result of a tremendous amount of work by Shaw, for which he deserves immense credit.   Also i can send you a link of a PDF format Kings Gambit book that i found online but it is hard to follow. PrawnEatsPrawn Oct 5, #5 1. "King's Gambit" by Korchnoi and Zak is the standard text, mostly analytical. 2. "The King's Gambit" by McDonald is a more modern treatment, some attempt at conceptual understanding is made by the author. King’s Gambit The King’s Gambit is one of the oldest openings in chess and for good reason. The possibilities the opening presents have intrigued the greatest chess minds for years including greats such as Spassky, Tal, and Fischer. White, on the second move challenges black’s center and begins an attack at the black kingside.