by Amatzia Avni

Master chess psychologist Amatzia Avni outlines a new approach to playing chess – be tricksy about your game, bend the rules where possible and always come out on top! Players of all abilities are urged, step-by-step, to unlearn everything they’ve learned so far and adopt a fearless attitude to the game. Every tip for bending the rules is included here with comprehensive illustrated games.


The Nature of Tricky Chess:
• Virgin land
• Raising the tension to boiling point
• Coffeehouse chess
• Not so elementary, my dear Watson
• Peculiar moves

Principled Issues of ‘Tricky Chess’:
• Twists and turns
• The trap vs blunder dilemma
• Methods of conducting ‘tricky chess’

Illustrative Games

Assessment and Implementation:
• Evaluation of tricksy chess
• Transforming into a ‘tricky chess’ player

About the author

A psychologist by profession, Amatzia Avni is also a World Chess Federation Master who has participated in the Israeli Chess Championship final on five separate occasions.

Price: £14.99
ISBN: 9780713490046
Extent: 144 pages
Format: Paperback
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Illustrations: Chess grids throughout