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Your Opponent is overrated

A practical guide to inducing errors

224 Seiten, kartoniert, Everyman, 1. Auflage 2016

22,50 €
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Which opening does better in practice: the wild, “unsound” and “refuted” Latvian Gambit (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 f5) or the solid Philidor Defence (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 d6)?

As James Schuyler points out, referring to the definitive Megabase, the Latvian Gambit scores higher.

How can such a discredited opening (and the same story is repeated with other “unsound” openings) do so well? The point is that playing like this throws the opponent off balance, makes them anxious and induces mistakes.

Even the very best players recognise the value of discomforting the opponent. Historically, Emanuel Lasker was the master of this approach and his modern day equivalent is world champion Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen frequently employs offbeat openings and his opponents invariably fail to counter them correctly.

This is the key theme of this book. Schuyler covers all phases of the game and discusses other vital subjects such as harassment, material imbalance, time management, surprise moves, unusual ideas, provocative play, manoeuvres and recovering from bad positions.

  • Includes methods to improve practical play

  • Develops a win-oriented attitude

  • Examines ways to induce mistakes

James Schuyler is a FIDE Master. He was Nevada State Champion in 2007 and won the Virginia State Championship in both 2011 and 2012. He has been teaching chess for over 25 years.

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 400 g
Hersteller Everyman
Breite 17 cm
Höhe 24 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Autor James Schuyler
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-1781943526
Seiten 224
Einband kartoniert

003 About the Author

005 Introduction

009 The Opening

033 The Middlegame

047 Material Imbalances

058 Harassment

067 The Unexpected

087 Unusual Ideas

103 Hating Your Opponent

106 Manoeuvring

118 Provocativeness

130 Lost Positions

146 The Clock

156 The Endgame

165 Ploys

176 Stripping

187 Lasker

202 Why Isn’t This Working?

216 Final Thoughts

218 Index of Complete Games

220 Index of Openings

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