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VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 627 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 297 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Label: Chess/Universal | # 329 393-2, MCD 09393 | Time: 02:09:28
Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul-Blues

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.

The Enigma of Chess Intuition: Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in Your Chess?  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at June 11, 2018
The Enigma of Chess Intuition: Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in Your Chess?

The Enigma of Chess Intuition: Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in Your Chess? by Valeri Beim
English | 2012 | ISBN: 9056913794 | 304 Pages | PDF | 15.2 MB

Nobody doubts that intuition in chess exists. It is part of the arsenal of every chess player, next to well-known weapons such as tactical skills, the ability to calculate variations and endgame technique. But how does intuition in chess work, and where does it take us?

Chuck Berry - The Best Of... (1983) {Chess/Vogue West Germany}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 9, 2018
Chuck Berry - The Best Of... (1983) {Chess/Vogue West Germany}

Chuck Berry - The Best Of… (1983) {Chess/Vogue West Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 347 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: R&B, rock'n'roll

The Best Of Chuck Berry is a 1983 compilation CD by American singer and guitarist Chuck Berry. This was made and released in West Germany in 1983 on Chess/Vogue.

Chess: Learn to Play the Sicilian Defense  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at June 6, 2018
Chess: Learn to Play the Sicilian Defense

Chess: Learn to Play the Sicilian Defense
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 3 Hours | Lec: 15 | 507 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Improve your chess opening skills to defeat strong players!

Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack (Batsford Chess)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at June 2, 2018
Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack (Batsford Chess)

Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack (Batsford Chess) by Anatoly Karpov
English | February 6th, 2014 | ISBN: 0713490101 | 244 Pages | EPUB | 12.94 MB

The Caro-Kann Defence has a justified reputation for reliability, making it an attractive choice for players with a preference for positional play. However in recent years many new dangerous ideas have been discovered for White which makes a study of the theoretical main lines imperative for competitive players.
Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 67 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Soul, Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Chess, MCA | # CHD-9266 | Time: 00:28:55

After spending a few years in limbo after scoring her first R&B hits "Dance With Me, Henry" and "Good Rocking Daddy," Etta James returned to the spotlight in 1961 with her first Chess release, At Last. James made both the R&B and pop charts with the album's title cut, "All I Could Do Was Cry," and "Trust in Me." What makes At Last a great album is not only the solid hits it contains, but also the strong variety of material throughout. James expertly handles jazz standards like "Stormy Weather" and "A Sunday Kind of Love," as well as Willie Dixon's blues classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You." James demonstrates her keen facility on the title track in particular, as she easily moves from powerful blues shouting to more subtle, airy phrasing; her Ruth Brown-inspired, bad-girl growl only adds to the intensity. James would go on to even greater success with later hits like "Tell Mama," but on At Last one hears the singer at her peak in a swinging and varied program of blues, R&B, and jazz standards.

Winning in the Chess Opening: 700 Ways to Ambush Your Opponent  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at April 25, 2018
Winning in the Chess Opening: 700 Ways to Ambush Your Opponent

Winning in the Chess Opening: 700 Ways to Ambush Your Opponent by Nikolai Kalinichenko
English | April 9th, 2018 | ASIN: B07C4MLCVZ, ISBN: 9056917625 | 460 Pages | EPUB | 34.52 MB

Every chess player loves to win early in the opening. However you should never lose sight of the most important objective of your opening play: the proper development of your pawns and pieces.
Etta James - The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles (3CD) (2005)

Etta James - The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles (3CD) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 297.69 Mb + 290.37 Mb + 299.93 Mb | 02:41:53 | Covers
Soul-Jazz, Rock & Roll, Smooth Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Spectrum Music - 982 7041-4

Because of her blues-based comeback in the '90s, Etta James was thought of by the general public – if she was thought of at all – as a blues singer, but there was a good deal more to the picture than that, as this two-disc, 35-track set makes clear. In many ways, James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency.

Strategic Chess Exercises: Find the Right Way to Outplay Your Opponent  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at April 18, 2018
Strategic Chess Exercises: Find the Right Way to Outplay Your Opponent

Strategic Chess Exercises: Find the Right Way to Outplay Your Opponent by Emmanuel Bricard
English | April 9th, 2018 | ASIN: B07C4KT496, ISBN: 9056917609 | 224 Pages | EPUB | 18.22 MB

Books on chess exercises are usually about tactics. But in most of the positions that you think about during a game, there is no tactical solution. What you are doing most of the time is trying to find a way to improve your position or weaken your opponent's, by applying strategic rules.

Combat Chess (1997)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at April 4, 2018
Combat Chess (1997)

Combat Chess (1997)
PC Game | Developer: Mind's Eye / Strategy First | 554.8 MB
Languages: Audio and text: English
Version GOG: 3.0 (19162)
Genre: Strategy - Turn-based - Chess