Harrington on Hold 'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Volume 2: Endgame

By Dan Harrington, Bill Robertie

Poker has taken the United States through typhoon. yet it's not only any type of poker that has humans around the state so excited it's no-limit carry 'em the most occasion video game. And now, due to televised tournaments, tens of hundreds of thousands of recent gamers are wanting to declare their proportion of poker glory.
In the 1st quantity of this sequence, Harrington on carry 'em: quantity I: Strategic Play, Dan Harrington defined easy methods to play within the early levels of tournaments, whilst such a lot gamers on the desk had lots of chips, and the blinds and antes have been small. This booklet, Harrington on carry 'em: quantity II: The Endgame indicates you ways to play within the later levels of a event, whilst the sector has been shrink, the blinds and antes are transforming into, and the massive prize cash is within reach. Harrington indicates you the way to make strikes, deal with tough inflection aspect performs, and maneuver while the event is all the way down to its previous couple of avid gamers and the top is in sight. He’s additionally integrated an entire bankruptcy on heads-up play, whose options during the past were a closely-guarded mystery of the game's most sensible masters.
Dan Harrington gained the gold bracelet and the area Champion identify on the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit carry 'em Championship on the 1995 global sequence of Poker. And he used to be the one participant to make it to the ultimate desk in 2003 (field of 839) and 2004 (field of 2,576) thought of through cognoscenti to be the best accomplishment in WSOP background. In Harrington on carry 'em, Harrington and two-time international Backgammon Champion invoice Robertie have written the definitive publication on no-limit carry 'em for gamers who are looking to win and win tremendous.

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Corona De Damas (BEST SELLER)

Una apasionante intriga histórica tejida de pasiones prohibidas, peligrosas supersticiones y conspiraciones cortesanas en el violento y sensual París del Barroco En el París fascinante de 1625 dos jóvenes provincianos intentan abrirse un camino. Charles Montargis, inteligente y ambicioso, sueña con l. a. gloria poética y militar. Bernard de Serres, un humilde gentilhombre, ha huido de sus tierras tras un duelo, y solo espera pasar desapercibido hasta que el revuelo de su crimen haya pasado. Pero corren tiempos inciertos. El joven rey Luis XIII ha recibido un enigmático mensaje de Inglaterra que encierra una tenebrosa amenaza. Los grandes nobles se agitan descontentos. Y las potencias extranjeras afilan sus garras. Por si fuera poco, el monarca no tiene herederos y su esposa española, los angeles reina Ana de Austria, mantiene un romance prohibido con el primer ministro inglés. En estas intrigas de altos vuelos se verán envueltos los dos jóvenes amigos. Charles se convierte en espía del poderoso cardenal de Richelieu, con el encargo de vigilar a una misteriosa dama que parece conocer los secretos que encierra el mensaje que ha recibido Luis XIII. Mientras, Bernard, seducido por l. a. hermosa e intrigante duquesa de Chevreuse, se introduce en las camarillas de l. a. alta nobleza, que conspira contra el rey y su ministro. Una novela intensa y arrolladora, en cuyas páginas el París del Barroco cobra vida con toda l. a. vehemencia y l. a. pasión de los angeles época. l. a. crítica ha dicho... «Hasta hace poco tan solo las novelas de Alejandro Dumas habían recreado una época tan apasionante como l. a. de l. a. Francia del siglo XVII.» ABC «Entre Los tres mosqueteros y Las amistades peligrosas, así podría definirse Corona de damas.» Diario de Navarra ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 1625. In a France ruled via a susceptible and unpopular king, younger Gascons who haverecently arrived within the court docket locate themselves trapped in a mysterious plot that combines the ambition for the French crown with the irreversible energy of future and superstition. an exciting plot set in violent, sensual Baroque Paris: a turbulent urban in whose hidden recesses seethe conspiracies and cruel strength struggles. within the Louvre palace, the younger King Louis XIII lives plagued by poor omens: looming over him is a chance that endangers the soundness of the dominion and the salvation of his personal soul.Two buddies, Charles Montargis, apprentice undercover agent for the strong Cardinal Richelieu, and Bernard de Serres, a modest gentleman lately arrived Corona de damas The Lady’s Crown from the Pyrenees, locate themselves thrown through destiny into the guts of asinister plot that may unearth the darkest secrets and techniques from one of the optimum ranks of the kingdom.

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Code Leader: Using People, Tools, and Processes to Build Successful Software

By Patrick Cauldwell

This publication is for the profession developer who desires to take his or her ability set and/or venture to the subsequent point. while you're a qualified software program developer with 3–4 years of expertise seeking to carry the next point of self-discipline in your venture, or to benefit the abilities to help you transition from software program engineer to technical lead, then this publication is for you. the subjects lined during this booklet can assist you specialize in supplying software program at the next caliber and cheaper price. The ebook is ready useful suggestions and practices to help you and your workforce become aware of these goals.

This publication is for the developer is aware that the enterprise of software program is, initially, enterprise. Writing code is enjoyable, yet writing top of the range code on time and on the lowest attainable price is what makes a software program undertaking profitable. A workforce lead or architect who desires to prevail needs to retain that during mind.

Given that focus on viewers, this e-book assumes a undeniable point of ability at analyzing code in a single or extra languages, and easy familiarity with construction and checking out software program tasks. It additionally assumes that you've at the least a easy knowing of the software program improvement lifecycle, and the way necessities from consumers develop into testable software program projects.

Who This e-book isn't really For: this isn't a ebook for the entry-level developer clean out of faculty, or for these simply getting all started as expert coders. It isn’t a publication approximately writing code; it’s a ebook approximately how we write code jointly whereas holding caliber up and prices down. it's not in the event you are looking to discover ways to write extra effective or literate code. there are many different books on hand on these topics, as pointed out previously.

This can also be now not a publication approximately venture administration or improvement technique. all the recommendations and methods awarded listed here are simply as acceptable to waterfall tasks as they're to these utilising Agile methodologies. whereas sure thoughts akin to Test-Driven improvement and non-stop Integration have risen to acceptance hand in hand with Agile improvement methodologies, there is not any coupling among them. there are many tasks run utilizing SCRUM that don't use TDD, and there are only as many waterfall initiatives that do.

Philosophy as opposed to Practicality: there are numerous non secular arguments in software program improvement. Exceptions as opposed to outcome codes, strongly typed as opposed to dynamic languages, and the place to place your curly braces are only a couple of examples. This publication attempted to guide away from these arguments the following. lots of the chapters during this e-book care for useful steps that you just as a developer can take to enhance your talents and increase the kingdom of your venture. the writer makes no claims that those practices symbolize the technique to write software program. They characterize thoughts that experience labored good for the writer and different builders that he have labored heavily with.

Philosophy definitely has its position in software program improvement. a lot of the present pondering in undertaking administration has been prompted by way of the Agile philosophy, for instance. the subsequent wave might be stimulated via the tilt methodologies built through Toyota for development vehicles. since it represents a philosophy, the tilt procedure version might be utilized to construction software program simply as simply as to construction vehicles. nevertheless, simply because they exist on the philosophical point, such methodologies might be tough to conceptualize. The publication attempts to want the sensible over the philosophical, the concrete over the theoretical. this could be the type of ebook so you might decide up, learn one bankruptcy of, and depart with a few useful alterations you may make for your software program venture that may make it better.

That stated, the 1st a part of this publication is entitled “Philosophy” as the ideas defined in it signify methods of impending an issue instead of a particular answer. There are only as many functional how you can do Test-Driven improvement as there are methods to regulate a software program venture. you'll have to choose the way in which that matches your preferred programming language, atmosphere, and crew constitution. The booklet has attempted to explain a few tangible methods of figuring out TDD, however it continues to be an summary excellent instead of a one-size-fits-all technical answer. a similar applies to non-stop Integration. there are various methods of puzzling over and reaching a continual Integration answer, and this publication offers just a couple of. non-stop Integration represents a fashion of brooding about your improvement method instead of a concrete or particular technique.

The moment and 3rd components symbolize extra concrete strategy and building suggestions that may increase your code and your venture. They specialize in the pragmatic instead of the philosophical.

Every Little Bit Helps: you don't have to sit and skim this ebook from disguise to hide. whereas there are interrelationships among the chapters, every one bankruptcy may also stand by itself. if you happen to understand that you've a selected challenge equivalent to blunders dealing with along with your present undertaking, learn that bankruptcy and check out to enforce the various feedback in it. Don’t believe it's worthwhile to overhaul your whole software program venture immediately. many of the innovations defined during this publication can all incrementally enhance a venture one at a time.

If you're beginning a new venture and feature a chance to outline its constitution, then via all capacity learn the entire booklet and notice the way it impacts how you layout your undertaking. in case you have to paintings inside of an present undertaking constitution, you may have extra good fortune utilizing a number of advancements at a time.

In phrases of non-public occupation progress, a similar applies. each new method you examine makes you a greater developer, so take them one by one as your time table and tasks allow.

Examples: lots of the examples during this ebook are written in C#. although, the thoughts defined during this e-book observe simply in addition to the other glossy programming language with a bit translation. whether you're surprising with the interior workings or information of C# as a language, the examples are very small and easy to appreciate. back, this isn't a publication approximately how one can write code, and the examples in it are all meant to demonstrate a particular element, to not turn into part of your software program venture in any literal sense.

This publication is geared up into 3 sections, Philosophy, procedure and Code development. the next is a quick precis of what you'll find in each one part and chapter.

Part I (Philosophy) comprises chapters that concentrate on summary principles approximately how one can procedure a software program venture. every one bankruptcy includes sensible examples of ways to gain these ideas.

Chapter 1 (Buy, no longer Build) describes how one can pass approximately determining which elements of your software program venture you must write your self and which components you'll be capable of buy or another way leverage from somewhere else. so one can retain expenses down and concentrate on your genuine aggressive virtue, it can be crucial to put in writing merely these components of your software that you simply actually need to.

Chapter 2 (Test-Driven Development) examines the Test-Driven improvement (or Test-Driven layout) philosophy and a few functional methods of using it in your improvement lifecycle to supply higher-quality code in much less time.

Chapter three (Continuous Integration) explores the continual Integration philosophy and the way you could use it on your venture. CI contains automating your construct and unit trying out techniques to provide builders a shorter suggestions cycle approximately alterations that they make to the venture. A shorter suggestions cycle makes it more straightforward for builders to interact as a crew and at a better point of productivity.

The chapters in Part II (Process) discover tactics and instruments that you should use as a group to enhance the standard of your resource code and enable you comprehend and to maintain.

Chapter four (Done Is Done) includes feedback for outlining what it capacity for a developer to “finish” a improvement job. making a “done is completed” coverage on your staff could make it more straightforward for builders to interact, and more straightforward for builders and testers to interact. If everybody in your staff follows an analogous set of steps to accomplish every one activity, then improvement could be extra predictable and of a better quality.

Chapter five (Testing) offers a few concrete feedback for a way to create assessments, how you can run them, and the way to arrange them to cause them to more uncomplicated to run, more uncomplicated to degree, and extra invaluable to builders and to testers. integrated are sections on what code insurance ability and the way to degree it successfully, the right way to manage your exams via kind, and the way to automate your checking out techniques to get the main take advantage of them.

Chapter 6 (Source Control) explains suggestions for utilizing your resource keep an eye on process extra successfully in order that it's more straightforward for builders to interact at the related undertaking, and more straightforward to correlate alterations in resource keep watch over with actual software program binaries and with disorder or factor reviews on your monitoring system.

Chapter 7 (Static Analysis) examines what static research is, what details it might probably supply, and the way it may possibly enhance the standard and maintainability of your projects.

Part III (Code Construction) contains chapters on particular coding options which can enhance the standard and maintainability of your software program projects.

Chapter eight (Contract, agreement, Contract!) tackles programming through agreement and the way that could make your code more uncomplicated for builders to appreciate and to exploit. Programming via agreement may also make your software more uncomplicated (and for that reason less costly) to keep up and support.

Chapter nine (Limiting Dependencies) makes a speciality of strategies for restricting how established each one a part of your program is upon the others. proscribing dependencies can result in software program that's more uncomplicated to make alterations to and less expensive to take care of in addition to more uncomplicated to install and test.

Chapter 10 (The Model-View-Presenter Model) bargains a quick description of the MVP version and explains how following the MVP version will make your software more uncomplicated to test.

Chapter eleven (Tracing) describes how you can utilize tracing on your program. Defining and following an exceptional tracing coverage makes your program more straightforward to debug and more uncomplicated on your help group of workers and/or your buyers to support.

Chapter 12 (Error Handing) offers a few suggestions for dealing with mistakes on your code that if constantly make your software more uncomplicated to debug and to support.

Part IV (Putting all of it Together) is just a bankruptcy that describes an afternoon within the lifetime of a developer who's following the guiding ideas and utilizing the innovations defined within the remainder of the book.

Chapter thirteen (Calculator undertaking: A Case Study) indicates a lot of this book’s rules and strategies in genuine use.

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All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

By Jennifer Senior

The speedy New York Times bestseller that the Christian technological know-how Monitor declared "an very important ebook, a lot the way in which The female Mystique was once, since it deals mom and dad a standard language, an realizing that they are now not by myself"

Thousands of books have tested the results of folks on their kids. yet nearly none have proposal to invite: What are the results of children on their parents?

In All pleasure and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the various methods teenagers reshape their mom and dad' lives, even if it is their marriages, their jobs, their behavior, their spare time activities, their friendships, or their inner senses of self. She argues that adjustments within the final part century have extensively altered the jobs of trendy father and mother, making their mandates right now extra advanced and much much less transparent. Recruiting from a large choice of sources—in background, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology—she dissects either the undying lines of parenting and those which are fresh, after which brings her study to lifestyles within the houses of normal mom and dad round the nation. the result's an unforgettable sequence of family members photographs, beginning with mom and dad of children and progressing in later chapters to folks of young people. via full of life and available storytelling, Senior follows those father and mother as they combat with a few of parenthood's private vexations—and luxuriate in a few of its best rewards.

Meticulously researched but imbued with emotional intelligence, All pleasure and No Fun makes us re-evaluate a few of our culture's most simple ideals approximately parenthood, all whereas illuminating the profound methods young ones deepen and upload objective to our lives. via targeting parenthood, instead of parenting, the ebook is unique and crucial studying for father and mother of today—and tomorrow.

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The Craft of Comedy: The 21st Century Edition

By Athene Seyler, Stephen Haggard

“a paintings at the paintings and craft of comedy as vital in its personal method as works through Stanislavski and Chekhov” — Oxford Theatre Companion

In 1939, a tender, green actor wrote to a well-known actress of his acquaintance, soliciting for suggestion on taking part in comedy. She answered enthusiastically, they usually corresponded variously over the subsequent yr. The Craft of Comedy, a list of those exchanges, quickly emerged as one of many few vintage texts within the box of comedy acting.

This significant re-creation takes a super booklet and makes it higher. Editor Robert Barton has devised vast supplementary fabric, including:

  • An advent to the correspondents, the tradition of the time, and the evolution in their book;
  • Summaries, definitions, and workouts and perform scenes for readers wishing to discover Athene Seyler’s worthy advice;
  • Photographs, extra essays by means of Seyler, and a consultant to simply accessed movies of her performing.

Seyler’s lucid counsel, and Barton’s scrupulous editorship, make certain this mythical work’s rightful prestige is restored: as one of many nice useful courses to the craft of comedy, and an important source for actors and scholars of appearing.

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Birth, Marriage and Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians

By David Annal

Beginning, marriage and demise files are an important source for relations historians, and this instruction manual is an authoritative creation to them. It explains the unique explanations for registering those milestones in person lives, describes how those record-keeping platforms developed, and indicates how they are often explored and interpreted.

Authors David Annal and Audrey Collins advisor researchers during the problems they could stumble upon in knowing the documentation. They recount the background of parish registers from their foundation in Tudor occasions, they give the impression of being at how civil registration used to be equipped within the 19th and 20th centuries and clarify how the process in England and Wales differs from these in Scotland and eire.

The record-keeping practiced by means of nonconformist and overseas church buildings, in groups abroad and within the army can also be defined, as are the platforms of the Isle of guy and the Channel Islands. different worthwhile assets of facts for births, marriages and deaths are explored and, in fact, the authors investigate the web websites that researchers can flip to for assist in this significant region of family members heritage examine.

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The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction (Princeton Classics)

Originally released in 1964, The fight for Equality offers an incisive and brilliant examine the abolitionist stream and the felony foundation it supplied to the civil rights stream of the Nineteen Sixties. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson explores the position performed by means of rights activists in the course of and after the Civil struggle, and their evolution from despised enthusiasts into influential spokespersons for the novel wing of the Republican celebration. saying that it used to be now not the abolitionists who didn't instill rules of equality, yet relatively the yank those who refused to stick to their management, McPherson increases questions about the stumbling blocks that experience lengthy hindered American reform movements.

This new Princeton Classics version marks the 50th anniversary of the book's preliminary booklet and contains a new preface by way of the author.

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The Mallet of Loving Correction

By John Scalzi

'In a really actual feel, no matter what is my life's paintings; it is fifteen years (so a long way) of me considering what is going on in my existence and in my world.'

--John Scalzi

What type of fool spends fifteen years writing a web publication? manhattan occasions Bestselling writer John Scalzi is that kind of fool. And in these fifteen years the weblog he is written, known as no matter what, has received awards, had its entries republished in newspapers, magazines and books, and has noticeable hundreds of thousands of readers every year come by means of to learn Scalzi's observations on lifestyles, the realm, and as regards to every little thing that occurs in either. it is some of the most well known own blogs at the planet.

The Mallet of Loving Correction (named for Scalzi's approach to moderating the remark sections of his web site) is the second one choice of entries from no matter what. It spans elections, a civil rights revolution, the autumn of MySpace and the increase of Twitter and fb, and a complete period on the net and in the world Earth.

Nothing is sacred ('Taunting the Tauntable' is the motto of Whatever): Scalzi takes on politicians, bigots, vengeful nerds and significant companies with righteous sarcasm--and additionally takes time to muse on love, marriage, kids and religion. every little thing and something is up for dialogue, exam and explanation.

The Mallet of Loving Correction, in brief, is the entire diversity of 1 human s adventure, in a single easy-to-carry package deal.

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Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying

From the best-selling writer of The Cheese Course comes a brand new consultant to having fun with essentially the most simple but subtle culinary delights: cheese and wine. Janet Fletcher leads readers on a world travel of 70 cheeses,exploring the simplest wine pairings and serving feedback. From Oregon's autumnal Rogue River Blue to fragrant Brind'Amour evocative of the Corsican geographical region, cheese fans will savour the diversity of textures, flavors, and colours. that includes mouth-watering colour images and designated, informative textual content, this selection of cheeses and the wines that compliment them will encourage excellent pairings.

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Aim for the Heart: The Films of Clint Eastwood

By Howard Hughes

Clint Eastwood is without doubt one of the world’s most well liked motion stars, who has matured into certainly one of America’s most interesting producer-directors.  unique, illuminating and full of info, Aim for the Heart is the 1st publication to hide his complete lifestyles within the video clips, exhibiting how as either actor and filmmaker Eastwood goals for the center of the drama, regardless of the story. 

Howard Hughes follows Eastwood's craft via over 50 video clips. He seems at his beginnings in fifties B-movies and in TV's Rawhide and his release into superstardom in Sergio Leone's sixties spaghetti westerns.  Later roles are mentioned, together with Beguiled, The Bridges of Madison County and Million greenback Baby.  seeing that 1970, Eastwood has loved parallel luck as director-producer of his personal Malpaso Productions, with Bird, Mystic River and Letters from Iwo Jima, demonstrating bold directing credentials. 

Alongside info of all his videos, Eastwood’s tale is illustrated with movie stills, glimpses backstage, and infrequent poster advertisements material. Also featuring  the such a lot entire credit filmography ever compiled on Eastwood’s paintings, as megastar and director.    

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