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Street Smart Chess (pb)

248 pages, paperback, Quality, 1. edition 2021

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Street Smart Chess is an expert guide to scoring more points at the chessboard. When does it pay off to play hard for a win? Or safe for a draw? And how do you adapt your playing style accordingly?

GM Axel Smith answers these questions, and more, by using a world-class player as a model for each chapter. Learn how Magnus Carlsen grinds out wins from level positions; how David Navara beats lower-rated opponents, and how Baskaran Adhiban beats higher-rated ones! Or serve-and-volley in the opening like Peter Heine Nielsen.

Playing well is a good start in chess, but you also need to be Street Smart.

Axel Smith is the award-winning author of The Woodpecker Method, Pump Up Your Rating and e3 Poison, which were all enthusiastically received by readers and reviewers. Using the Woodpecker as part of his training, as an adult he improved from a rating of 2100 to becoming a Grandmaster.

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Weight 600 g
Manufacturer Quality
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2021
Author Axel Smith
Language English
Edition 1
Pages 248
Binding paperback

004 Key to Symbols used

005 Preface

I Playing for a Win

009 1) Beating Higher Rated Opponents - Baskaran Adhiban

037 2) Beating Lower Rated Opponents - David Navara

091 3) Water into Wine - Magnus Carlsen

119 4) Forcing Yourself to Play for a Win - Aryan Tari

133 Final Thoughts on Winning or Drawing

II Being Street Smart: Avoiding Losses

137 5) Drawing with Higher Rated Opponents - Bu Xiangzhi

161 6) Playing for Two Results - Ulf Andersson

187 III Being an Uncomfortable Opponent: Opening Strategies

189 7) Fighting for (Un)equal Terms - Laurent Fressinet

203 8) Serve & Volley - Peter Heine Nielsen

237 Conclusion: Playing Street Smart Chess

241 Game Index

244 Name Index

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