Devious Chess - Amatzia Avni



Devious Chess by Amatzia Avni
How to Bend the Rules and Win

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’
 - Illustrative Games
 - Assessment 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.

ISBN: 9780713490046, Paperback, Batsford Chess

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