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  The Immortal Game: Excerpt
The game had been a prominent court fixture of Caliph al-Amin's predecessor, and would voraciously consume the attention of his successor—and the caliph after that, and the caliph after that.
The Vikings were obsessed with a game called hnefatafl in the tenth century, in which a protagonist King attempted to escape through a ring of enemies to any edge of the board.
Stumbling through a few dozen games with friends at home and with strangers over the Internet, I found that I was just as ambivalent about chess as I'd been twenty years earlier—charmed by its elegance and intrigued by its depth, but also put off by the high gates of entry to even moderately serious play.
www.randomhouse.com /doubleday/immortalgame/book_excerpt.php   (2096 words)

  
 Immortal game - One Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The final part of the game was used as an inspiration for the chess game in the movie Blade Runner in 1982, though the chessboards are not arranged exactly the same (in fact, in the movie Sebastian's and Tyrell's board do not even match each other).
This game is an excellent demonstration of the style of chess play in the 1800s, where rapid development and attack were considered the most effective way to win, where many gambits and counter-gambits were offered (and not accepting them would be considered slightly ungentlemanly), and where material was often held in contempt.
These games, with their rapid attacks and counter-attacks, are quite fun to review, even if some of the moves would no longer be considered the best ones by today's standards.
www.onelang.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Immortal_game   (1485 words)

  
 Immortal game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This game was later nicknamed "The Immortal Game" in 1855 by the Austrian Ernst Falkbeer.
This game is acclaimed as an excellent demonstration of the style of chess play in the 1800s, where rapid development and attack were considered the most effective way to win, where many gambits and counter-gambits were offered (and not accepting them would be considered slightly ungentlemanly), and where material was often held in contempt.
In this game, Anderssen wins the game despite sacrificing a bishop on move 11, both rooks starting on move 18, and the queen on move 22 to produce checkmate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Immortal_game   (1509 words)

  
 Game Daze: 'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile,' 'Atari Flashback'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Then settle in to design your own metropolis and oversee its growth in "Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile" (Tilted Mill; PC; $49.95; Rated Everyone), an absorbing city-building game that expands your experiment -- and your headaches -- by requiring you to supervise your city's inhabitants as well.
No mere bricks-and-mortar magnate are you in "Children of the Nile." As Pharaoh, you've got to look out for all of those farmers who feed your society and all of the other individuals who eat, shop, produce goods, acquire friends and families and attend to real-life tasks.
Single- and two-player games all hark back to the early '80s, bringing back memories of plunking quarter after quarter into tabletop arcade machines instead of studying back in the dorm.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04338/420848.stm   (635 words)

  
 The Immortal Game - The Movie on DVD
Anderssen is celebrated particularly for two of his casual chess games in which he was victorious through combinations involving the heavy sacrifice of pieces.
The Immortal Game was an informal match played between these two great players at the Simpson's-in-the-Strand Divan in London.
The game is an excellent demonstration of the earlier style, when rapid development and attack seemed to be the most successful way to win, when gambits and counter-gambits were offered and not accepting them was considered ungentlemanly-like.
www.chesscentral.com /dvd-chess/immortal-game.htm   (485 words)

  
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Kieseritsky was very impressed when the game was over, and telegraphed the game moves to his Parisian chess club.
This game was later nicknamed "The Immortal Game" in 1855 by the Australian Ernst Falkbeer.
The final part of the game was used as an inspiration for the chess game in the movie Bladerunner in 1982, though the chessboards are not arranged exactly the same (in fact, in the movie Sebastian's and Tyrell's board do not even match each other).
www.dwheeler.com /misc/immortal.txt   (1395 words)

  
 The Kenilworthian: The Immortal Game and Chess History
The second narrative element, while somewhat more artificial (except for the fact that it lends the book its rich title) is the interspersed discussion of "The Immortal Game" itself, Anderssen - Kieseritsky 1851, which is annotated between the chapters with a diagram for each move.
The story of this game carries the book from beginning to end and helps to lend it a narrative unity to supplement the conceptual unity created by his overarching motif of chess as multivalent metaphor.
These writers are focused on unearthing game scores, photographs, forgotten opening theory, and confirmed factual information about the players of the past, often in direct contradiction of their lorist predecessors.
www.kenilworthchessclub.org /kenilworthian/2006/11/immortal-game-and-chess-history_13.html   (2096 words)

  
 Game Name - GameDev.Net Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
I wanted to include the words tactics and/or duel in my game name because it seems to help search engine ranking and should be more easy to find for people who search for tactics games (like final fantasy tactics) and card games (duel games like Magic the Gathering).
I have found that because the online tactics/duel game market is still pretty thin (compared to rpg genres and others) that a context general name may be beneficial (possibly).
The collectable card game I have designed is all hand drawn, handwritten and hand cut (to cut all 30,000 cards 3 Main Decks for 3 people to play with which only consists of 10,000 cards each.) The game is also a strategic warfare game.
www.gamedev.net /community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=413415   (1350 words)

  
 The Immortal Game
The game I have chosen is one considered to be perhaps the most entertaining game of chess ever played.
It is the game played in 1851 in the Divan in London between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky, termed the "Immortal Game".
Applicable to all games of chess played under the current standard rules, it applies to the game we are now about to view in particular.
www.hypermaths.org /quadibloc/chess/ch02.htm   (3272 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In the more thematic chapters of The Immortal Game, Shenk considers the connections between chess and schizophrenia, discusses the insights into cognitive psychology derived from studying blindfolded players (they don't so much "picture" the exact positions of the pieces as visualize fields of force around the board), and explains why Russia dominates international competitions.
The Immortal Game gives a history of chess and also presents interesting highlights of world history along the way with many insights into man's psychological constitution, proclivities, etc. It is also a cultural commentary and uses the game of chess as a metaphor.
The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain by David Shenk is more than just a book about 32 pices, it's an exceptional human drama and also a great resource on the fundamentals of chess.
www.amazon.com /Immortal-Game-History-Illuminated-Understanding/dp/0385510101   (2605 words)

  
 Titan Quest Lives On With The Immortal Throne // News
Immortal Throne also adds dozens of terrifying new monsters, hundreds of unique weapons and an additional 10 levels of character and skill development.
Currently in development and due for release in early 2007, Titan Quest: Immortal Throne switches the action from the villages of Ancient Greece to the depths of Hades.
Introducing an all-new Mastery that combines with the existing skills to offer eight new playable character classes, Immortal Throne also adds dozens of new monsters, hundreds of unique weapons and an additional 10 levels of character and skill development, in a new storyline that offers more than 12 hours of gameplay.
www.totalvideogames.com /news/Titan_Quest_Lives_On_With_The_Immortal_Throne_10938_6325_0.htm   (391 words)

  
 The Immortal Game - The Movie - Wholesale Chess
The Immortal Game presents the dramatic development from attack to defense, from loss to profit, from triumph to agony.
The Immortal Game was an informal match played between Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritzky at the Simpson's-in-the-Strand Divan in London.
The Immortal Game depicts this famous game from the annals of chess.
www.wholesalechess.com /equipment/The+Immortal+Game   (416 words)

  
 The Immortal Game: Synopsis
A surprising, charming, and ever-fascinating history of the seemingly simple game that has had a profound effect on societies the world over.
It has been condemned as the devil’s game by popes, rabbis, and imams, and lauded as a guide to proper living by other popes, rabbis, and imams.
Marcel Duchamp was so absorbed in the game that he ignored his wife on their honeymoon.
www.randomhouse.com /doubleday/immortalgame/book_synopsis.php   (272 words)

  
 Kohan: Ahriman's Gift for PC video game review and cheats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Unlike most RTS games, there are no individual buildings to protect, just one town that houses all your components.
As soon as you discover how difficult the game is, even in easy mode, you will appreciate the simplicity in the building and organizing aspects of the game.
It is a great game for those who are new to the series, but only a 79 overall.
www.gamezilla.com /reviews/k/kohanahriman.asp   (1214 words)

  
 The Warp Zone
The Immortal had caught my eye so I picked it up in the used bin for a few bucks...the best game I've played in a long time.
Back in the early nineties, my brother would always choose the NES games we should buy, he had overlooked the game so that is why I didn't buy it until more recent years (about 2 years ago).
TWZ: The most interesting part of the game was the "programmers room." I like giving you guys the coffee, which was cleverly hidden in the stage before.
www.planetnintendo.com /thewarpzone/immortalcast.html   (1036 words)

  
 Virtual Travelog | The Immortal Game - Maybe the Greatest Game of Chess Ever Played
The game was so startling in its brlliance that in 1855 it was named The Immortal Game by the Austrian player Ernst Falkbeer.
This game is considered by some to be the greatest ever played.
The applet used to display this game is called chessviewer and can be used to display any chess game or fragment of a game.
www.virtualtravelog.net /entries/2003/01/the_immortal_game_maybe_the_greatest_game_of_chess_ever_played.html   (265 words)

  
 Mark Lowery's Exciting World of Chess - Anderssen's Immortal Game & Evergreen Game
While sacrificing pieces and pawns had been part of the game of chess from its earliest beginnings, the 1800s saw the tactic rise as a prominent weapon in a player's tactical and strategy arsenal with players such as GM Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen (1818-1879) (often Anderssen, A. in game notations).
The later got its name from GM Wilhelm Steinitz who put the mark on this game of being the "evergreen in Anderssen's laurel wreath." These two games are hallmarks in the theoretical realm of sacrificial chess.
The two games are also highly entertaining because of Anderssen's ability to develop the checkmate move...Be7#...in two different games from two different mating patterns and mating nets.
www.markalowery.net /Chess/Anderssen/anderssen.html   (394 words)

  
 BRmovie.com: BR FAQ: Themes and subtexts in Blade Runner
The chess game between Tyrell and Sebastian is the conclusion of an informal game played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky, in London at Simpson's on the Strand in 1851.
So, Roy's initial move that JF discounts is the second last move to winning the game and JF has not seen it, and Tyrell does the same as JF had initially responded to Roy.
However, The Immortal Game is also a clear reflection of the struggle for longer life that Roy and his fellow replicants seek.
www.brmovie.com /FAQs/BR_FAQ_Themes.htm   (838 words)

  
 Forum Thread : Immortal Kingdoms :. GarageGames
Anyway, some of what I think makes the game unique includes highly in depth character development for all members of your army (massive variety here), fun strategic battles, unique and thought provoking kingdom maintenance, an intuitive user interface, and a truly immersive online strategy game.
The game is obviously more old school (with limited graphics/animation) but I hope it appeals to the hardcore turn based fantasy strategist.
The game does have some different concepts and a variety that may be of interest.
www.garagegames.com /mg/forums/result.thread.php?qt=40181   (872 words)

  
 Best Game: anderssen-adolphvslionel-kieseritsky.pgn
This immortal game was played just prior to the first international chess tournament.
The vanquished Kieseritsky was so impressed by the brilliant execution of Anderssen's attack that he telegraphed the moves of the game to his favorite haunt in France, Cafe de la Regence.
From then on, this game has come to be known as The Immortal Game.
www.logicalchess.com /resources/bestgames/traditional/game13parent.html   (195 words)

  
 Anatoli Karpov vs Veselin Topalov (1994) "Karpov's Immortal"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Never heard that this was his best game, and would be inclined to think that it is not.
This game is just one of many that prove the point.
It was a nice combination-however,and it was worthy of a gotd-but being from a world champion-this game falls short of being an "immortal".
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessgame?gid=1069169   (837 words)

  
 GameSpy.com - Game of the Year Awards - 2001
Perhaps the game is best described as a real-time, fantasy-based wargame that uses turn-based conventions.
In the game's third act, however, you get to flip the tables and slip inside the plated skull of an Alien drone.
The beauty of the game stuns me. Folks, you have to understand that this is turn-based gaming...
archive.gamespy.com /goty2001/pc/pc_strategy_runners.shtml   (655 words)

  
 Mark Coggins - The Immortal Game
Full of well-drawn, idiosyncratic characters, fast dialogue and compelling and realistic portrayals of many San Francisco Bay Area locales, The Immortal Game is a very fresh and entertaining mystery in the tradition of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
THE IMMORTAL GAME (Poltroon; 312 pages; $25), San Francisco writer Mark Coggins' mystery debut, is smart, stylish, sexy and amusingly insouciant.
THE IMMORTAL GAME is a panoramic tour de force conducted by the enjoyably jaded Riordan, a detective both deadpan and boyish, a strangely San Francisco combination.
www.murderexpress.net /markcoggins/immortal.htm   (545 words)

  
 The Wargamer - Preview - Kohan: Ahriman's Gift
The initial release of Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns earlier in 2001 certainly stood the strategy game world on its ear (it earned The Wargamer's coveted Award for Excellence) and hopefully attracted some of the single-character fantasy gamers who played games such as Diablo II to this slightly different gaming paradigm.
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns is an exceptional and elegant gaming system, which masterfully combines and deliberately integrates elements of fantasy Role-Playing Games (RPGs), empire-building strategy games, and military battle wargames into a brilliant application with extremely wide appeal and accessibility across a full spectrum of computer gamers.
The Slaanri, led by immortal Kohan Slyys'Stok now take the same role as Haroun, Gauri, Drauga, and other secondary allied races: villages still don't develop past the basic size (4 structures) and only a few troop, support, and leader types can be produced.
www.wargamer.com /reviews/ahriman_preview/page1.asp   (606 words)

  
 Reading List: The Immortal Game
The game's metaphorical punch has also made it an ideal vehicle for explaining complex ideas--the "PowerPoint of the Middle Ages," Shenk goes so far as to say.
The first major book about it, On the Game of Chess, was written in 1300 by a Dominican monk who likened an individual's social rank to a certain piece on the board.
Chess presents a playing field of limitless complexities (a chessboard offers more potential games than there are electrons in the universe), and so each game is a chance to test conservative or aggressive tactics and gauge the result.
fastcompany.com /magazine/108/playbook-reading-list.html?partner=rss   (453 words)

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