Winning Ugly in Chess: Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing

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Winning Ugly in Chess: Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing when was the last time you won a perfect game? A game that wasn’t tainted by inferior moves?

ISBN:                                9789056918286

Weight:                             630gramos

Publisher:                       New In Chess

Number of pages:        336

Publication date:          Jun 12, 2019

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Number of pages 336

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Winning Ugly in Chess: Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing when was the last time you won a perfect game? A game that wasn’t tainted by inferior moves?

Every chess player knows that smooth wins are the exception, that play is often chaotic and positions are frequently irrational. The road to victory is generally full of bumps and misadventures. Welcome to the world of imperfection!

Winning Ugly in Chess

Chess books usually feature superbly played games. In Winning Ugly in Chess you will see games where weird moves are rewarded. Cyrus Lakdawala knows that playing good chess is all very well, but that beating your opponent is better. He demonstrates the fine art of winning undeserved victories by:

— miraculously surviving chaos
— throwing vile cheapos
— refusing to resign in lost positions
— getting lucky breaks
— provoking unforced errors
and other ways to land on your feet after a roller-coaster ride.

Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing

Lakdawala shows how you can make sure that it is your opponent, not you, who makes the last blunder. If you’d rather win a bad game than lose a good one, then this your ideal guide. The next time ‘the wrong player’ wins, you will be that player!

 

Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master and a former American Open Champion. He has been teaching chess for four decades and is a prolific and widely read author. His Chess for Hawks won the Best Instructional Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA). Other much acclaimed books are How Ulf Beats Black and Clinch It! How to Convert an Advantage into a Win.

«Lakdawala looks at topics such as boldness, grabbing material, rational and irrational decisions, traps and messing with the opponent’s mind. His examples are often weird and wonderful, where backs are to the wall and miracles are born of desperation.

Cyrus Lakdawala

There is a very nice chapter on the psychology of provocative opening play and its often disorienting effect on the ‘victim’. In many ways, this is a fun book, but, as is often the case, the fun conceals serious points and learning opportunities.

The bottom line is that winning is what maters, and a dip into this one could inspire you to score undeserved points or half points, and will remind you that, as the saying goes, it ain’t over till it’s over.»

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