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 through 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.
Five years after the first edition, the book was completely rewritten and redesigned. While remaining true to the original structure, this new edition underwent major changes
Las ideas más importantes derivadas de la práctica competitiva en la apertura Ruy Lopez.
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Feature articles by leading GMs and hundreds of deeply annotated games.
Feature articles by GMs Michael Adams, Aleksandar Colovic, Emanuel Berg, Aleksandr Lenderman and others.
As always, traditional sections include: games, combinations, endings, the best game from the preceding volume and the most important theoretical novelty from the preceding volume.
Feature articles by GMs as well as traditional games, combinations, and endings sections.
Feature articles by GMs Sulskis, Amonatov, Adhiban, Cordova, Oleksiyenko, Xiangzhi, Adams, Wenjun, Ganguly, and others. Hundreds of deeply annotated GMs games in the tradition of Chess Informant.
Feature articles and hundreds of deeply annotated games featuring the 2014 Tromso Chess Olympiad.