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.
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'
Assesment and Implementation: Evaluation of tricksy chess * Transforming into a 'tricky chess' player
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.