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Street Smart Chess (hc)

248 pages, hardback, 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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EAN 9781784831226
Weight 600 g
Manufacturer Quality
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2021
Author Axel Smith
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-78483-122-6
Pages 248
Binding hardback
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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