Smerdon: Clever cheating in chess

Smerdon: Clever cheating in chess

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Autor: Smerdon, David
Verlag: New in Chess
Erscheinungsjahr: 2020
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 381

How to save points in lost positions

Chess is a cruel game. We all know the feeling when your position is going downhill and everything seems so hopeless. You just want to give up. But don't do that! This is the moment to switch to cheat mode. If you master the art of provoking your opponent into making mistakes, you can turn the tables and escape with a draw - or sometimes even steal the full point!

Cheating is a skill that can be trained. In this book, David Smerdon shows how to use psychological tricks to uncover hidden resources and exploit your opponent's biases. The best practical chance in a losing position is often not the move recommended by the computer, but rather playing "against the man" (or woman!).

Join the Imposter Club! Become a great escape artist and dramatically improve your results. In this educational and highly entertaining guide, Smerdon shows you how.

David Smerdon is an Australian chess grandmaster and behavioural economist. In 2015 he published the highly successful opening book Smerdon’s Scandinavian .

“This book should be easily accessible to players of all levels without ever slipping into the trivial. It is thoroughly educational and extremely entertaining.” -- Sean Marsh, CHESS Magazine

“The book is full of great examples and explanations. I can only recommend it to every chess fan, as the next lost position may come sooner than you think!” -- IM Dirk Schuh

“Smerdon is the first to approach the subject of fraud in a logical and systematic way.” -- Grandmaster Ian Rogers, The Byron Shire Echo

“Extremely interesting and a lot of fun at the same time. I can't imagine any reader not falling in love with this book.” -- Richard James, British Chess News

381 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2020