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Devious Chess

How to Bend the Rules and Win



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Devious Chess by Amatzia Avni
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Master chess psychologist Amatzia Avni outlines a new approach to playing chess - be tricksy about your game, bend the rules where possible and always come out on top! Players of all abilities are urged, step-by-step, to unlearn everything they've learned so far and adopt a fearless attitude to the game. Every tip for bending the rules is included here with comprehensive illustrated games. Includes: The Nature of Tricky Chess: Virgin land * Raising the tension to boiling point * Coffeehouse chess * Not so elementary, my dear Watson * Peculiar moves Principled Issues of 'Tricky Chess': Twists and turns * The trap vs blunder dilemma * Methods of conducting 'tricky chess' Illustrative Games Assesment and Implementation: Evaluation of tricksy chess * Transforming into a 'tricky chess' player

Author Biography

A psychologist by profession, Amatzia Avni is also a World Chess Federation Master who has participated in the Israeli Chess Championship final on five seperate occasions.
Release date NZ
April 27th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Chess grids throughout
Batsford Ltd
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