Greatest Ever Chess Tricks And Traps by Gary LaneGreatest Ever Chess Tricks And Traps by Gary Lane

Greatest Ever Chess Tricks And Traps

byGary Lane

Paperback | December 22, 2008

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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 though 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.

Gary Lane is an experienced and successful player on the international tournament circuit, and a popular chess writer.
Title:Greatest Ever Chess Tricks And TrapsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:December 22, 2008Publisher:Everyman ChessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1857445775

ISBN - 13:9781857445770

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful book for Chess Players Perhaps a better title for this book would have been "The Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps in the Openings". For those people who enjoyed the Horozitz and Reinfeld classic "Chess Traps, Pitfalls and Swindles", you will more than likely enjoy this book. The book is filled with many traps that I had either long forgotten, or never seen before, and I found the book both entertaining as well as informative. The book is written in algebraic notation and assumes that the reader is familiar with this style of notation. For those chess players who are looking for traps for specific openings, you may prefer Bruce Pandolfini's "Chess Traps and Zaps" series of books since you can reference specific openings in an easier manner than Gary Lane's book. If you love chess, I guarantee that Gary Lane's book will provide you with many hours of enjoyment. If you are trying to decide whether to purchase the Lane book or the Pandolfini's books, my recommendation is to purchase them all !
Date published: 2009-05-12