Publisher: Batsford, 2006, Pages: 144, Paperback

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.

This essential guide covers:

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

About the Author

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. He is a regular contributor to Chess Monthly and Kingpin magazines and has written a number of books about chess psychology, including The Grandmaster's Mind and Practical Chess Psychology.

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