The Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

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There is no easier way to win a game of chess than by luring your opponent into a devious trap. Similarly, there’s nothing worse than being the one on the receiving end. Tricks, traps and swindles lie in wait everywhere, especially so in the opening phase of the game, and many battles can be won or saved simply through learning and mastering the most important ones.In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back though chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favourite tricks and ...
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Overview

There is no easier way to win a game of chess than by luring your opponent into a devious trap. Similarly, there’s nothing worse than being the one on the receiving end. Tricks, traps and swindles lie in wait everywhere, especially so in the opening phase of the game, and many battles can be won or saved simply through learning and mastering the most important ones.In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back though chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favourite tricks and traps. Selecting from hundreds of contenders, Lane examines a variety of factors in order to decide which ideas are most worthy of inclusion. Discover the stories behind the most cunning tricks and traps of all time; how you can utilize them to score easy wins; and how you can avoid being tricked yourself. *An entertaining guide to the best ever tricks and traps*Invaluable advice from a seasoned tournament player*Ideal for players of all levels Gary Lane is an International Master and an experienced and successful player on the international tournament circuit. He qualified to compete at the World Cup in 2005 and is a former Commonwealth Champion. A prolific and popular chess writer, he is also a respected chess coach who has been involved in training some of England and Australia’s top junior players.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857445770
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 12/22/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,393,435
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Lane is an experienced and successful player on the international tournament circuit, and a popular chess writer.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2009

    a great book in anyones collection.

    5 star`s is a no brainer for this book. The traps are of a very high quality. And Gary Lane adds sideline material plus simular traps to off the beat and path variations. And longer variations with traps to those 6-7 move mate`s.Just in case your opponent dosnt make the correct trap move( Like that could happen in chess! ).Some hard work must have gone into this book, because it has Excellent tricks and traps. Ive got around 200 chess books in my collection and this book stands out. Buy it, and Im beating you wont have any regreats.

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  • Posted January 24, 2009

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    Chess Tricks

    I used to fall for opening tricks all the time ( I was rated 1500) so this book will not only help me to win but also strangely avoid losing. After 230 pages there are enough zaps and traps to keep me armed to the teeth for years to come. There is enough detail to know what to do if the other player spots the trap. The book is so easy to read, that I couldn't put it down.It is well worth having a good look at it to help improve your chess.

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