101 Chess Opening Traps

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The only thing more humiliating than losing a game quickly is to lose a game quickly to a known opening trap. On the other hand, the easy point scored by the trapper is a great confidence booster, and allows the winner a good rest before the next game in a competition.

This book shows that no-one should feel safe from an opponent armed to the teeth with cunning traps. Steve Giddins (who lived in Russia for a time) has collected his material ...

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Overview

The only thing more humiliating than losing a game quickly is to lose a game quickly to a known opening trap. On the other hand, the easy point scored by the trapper is a great confidence booster, and allows the winner a good rest before the next game in a competition.

This book shows that no-one should feel safe from an opponent armed to the teeth with cunning traps. Steve Giddins (who lived in Russia for a time) has collected his material from a wide variety of sources, some not normally available in the West.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781901983135
  • Publisher: Gambit Publications, LTD
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Giddins is a FIDE Master from England who has frequently contributed to the British Chess Magazine and the ChessBase website. He has gained a reputation as a writer who provides useful, no-nonsense advice on topics of genuine practical importance, drawing especially upon his familiarity with Russian chess literature and training methods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2006

    Good General Overlook of Chess Traps

    With about one chess trap per page '101 Chess Opening Traps' will give you a good general overview of some of the more important chess traps. It lacks detail in explaining why moves were made before the trap was sprung (e.g. doesn't clearly show what should have been played to avoid the trap, etc...). It is important to learn the concepts of the important ideas in the openings you play. Knowing the traps is very useful and a good book on Opening Traps is very helpful.

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