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How and When to Break the Rules in Chess

564 Seiten, kartoniert, Everyman, 1. Auflage 2020

21,95 €
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Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, Play Unconventional Chess and Win by Noam A. Manellla and Zeev Zohar and Break the Rules! A Modern Look at Chess Strategy by Neil McDonald, brought together in one volume.

The computer has changed the way top players think about chess. The silicon mind has no psychological barriers. It is "willing" to check moves that most humans, including top players, consider absurd and reject instantly. Thus this brave, new computer era inevitably leads to a reassessment of old axioms, principles and evaluations.

In Play Unconventional Chess, the reader will discover the incredible power unconventional moves can have. These moves contradict the most fundamental principles of the "old chess", and yet most of them played by leading grandmasters.

At first sight these moves look so strange that the reader can not avoid asking, "Was this grandmaster was inspired or drunk?" The answer will definitely surprise you.

As we progress as chess players we quickly learn a set of guidelines which help us to formulate plans, develop typical strategies and recognize key tactics. However, chess is not an easy game, with fixed 'rules' that can be applied to every single position. In fact, blindly following such rules proves to be counterproductive and prevents a player from moving on to the next level, whereas knowing when to 'break' these rules is precisely the skill which separates the best from the rest.

In Break the Rules!, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his own experience and using illuminating examples from modern grandmaster chess, McDonald examines how to avoid stereotypical thinking, how to exploit typical thinking patterns, and how to confuse and beat opponents with surprising ideas.

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 790 g
Hersteller Everyman
Breite 15,2 cm
Höhe 22,8 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Autor Neil McDonaldNoam Manella
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 9781781945056
Seiten 564
Einband kartoniert

Play Unconventional Chess and Win

005 About the Authors

007 Acknowledgements

011 Preface

013 Introduction

0171. Beer - Evaluate Things Differently

017 First Glass: Dead Squares Come Alive

062 Second Glass: One-Way Ticket to Hell

096 Third Glass: What Are They Really Worth?

1462. Red Wine - Free Your Mind

146 First Glass: Sacrificing the Structure

186 Second Glass: The Power of Uncoordination

211 Third Glass: Against the Stream

245 Fourth Glass: “Anti-Chess” Strategy

2803. Vodka - King with Free Spirit

280 First Glass: Never in the Castle

333 Second Glass: The Unguarded King

359 Third Glass: The Proactive King

383 Notes

384 Index of Players and Studies

Break the Rules

005 Introduction

007 1. The Anarchist of the Chessboard

023 2. The Power of Ugly Pawn Moves

040 3. Breaking the Rhythm of the Struggle

056 4. The King as All Action Star

069 5. Wait with White, Provoke with Black!

092 6. Living on the Edge

111 7. Time is Not of the Essence

128 8. Are You a Rule-Breaker? Take the Test!

135 9. Solutions

158 Index of Openings

159 Index of Complete Games

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