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Counterplay : an Anthropologist at the Chessboard

Author: Robert R Desjarlais
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chess gets a hold of some people, like a virus or a drug," writes Robert Desjarlais in this absorbing book. Drawing on his lifelong fascination with the game, Desjarlais guides readers into the world of twenty-first-century chess to help us understand its unique pleasures and challenges, and to advance a new "anthropology of passion." Immersing us directly in chess's intricate culture, he interweaves small dramas,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Desjarlais, Robert R.
Counterplay.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010026534
(OCoLC)644150071
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Desjarlais
ISBN: 9780520948204 0520948203 1283277476 9781283277471 9786613277473 6613277479
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 705945757
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; 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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"The subject of chess boasts more books than any other game, but this one is special, crafted for the general reader as well as the aficionado... Like the game itself, Counterplay is an enjoyable Read more...

 
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