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How to Swindle in Chess: snatch victory from a losing position

How to Swindle in Chess: snatch victory from a losing position (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Soltis, Andrew

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A book by stalwart chess writer on an aspect of chess that is quite common, but little is written about, swindling in chess. In chess, a swindle is a ruse by which a player in a losing position tricks his opponent, and thereby achieves a win or draw instead of the expected loss. ...Renown chess writers Horowitz and Reinfeld observe that swindles, though ignored in virtually all chess books , play an enormously important role in over-the-board chess, and decide the fate of countless games . Andrew Soltis, American chess journalist, says swindles are not accidental or a matter of luck. Swindling is a skill. But there has been almost nothing written about how to do it, how to make yourself lucky in chess. Swindling means setting traps that exploit an opponent's over-confidence. It means choosing the move that has the greatest chance of winning, rather than the move that has the least chance of losing. Soltis' new proposal will explain to players of all levels how to do just that with plenty of examples to explain along the way.
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ISBN 9781849945639
Released NZ 8 May 2020
Publisher Pavilion Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781849945639
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Batsford Ltd
Released 8 May 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Soltis, Andrew
Category Hobbies, Quizzes & Games
Indoor Games
Board Games
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 794.12
Weight 310g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Chess
NBS Text Hobbies, Pastimes & Indoor Games
ONIX Text General/trade