The tiger is a vicious beast. He doesn't care about the aesthetic side of chess. He doesn't even care about making the 'best' moves. All he cares about is winning.
Chess for Tigers is one of the most influential books on chess ever written. This third edition, revised and updated by the author shortly before his tragic death in 2005, is as relevant to today's generation of chess players as when it was first published 25 years ago. It makes ideal reading for club players who want to make full use of their own natural talent and win at all costs.
Chess for Tigers shows you how to:
- play on your opponent's weaknesses
- steer a game into a position that suits you and not your Opponent
- get results against strong Opposition
- cope with the clock
- avoid silly mistakes
- make sure luck is on your side
Full of common-sense advice, straight talking and humour, and enlivened by Edward McLachlan's witty illustrations, this book is an acknowledged chess classic.
Since the second edition was published in 1990, there have been dramatic changes in competitive chess. Time limits have become shorter, adjournments and adjudications have been replaced by quick finishes, and Quick Play events have become much more popular. Correspondence chess has been transformed by the impact of e-mail, analysis engines and databases.
So l have updated Chess for Tigers to reflect these and other changes.
List of Content
001 So you want to be a Tiger?
009 Play the man - not the board
022 Looking in the mirror
035 How to improve your opening repertoire
042 How to catch Rabbits
051 How to trap Heffalumps
066 Fortune favours the lucky
083 How to win won positions
093 What to do in drawn positions
100 Cock control
120 How to avoid silly mistakes
123 Team Play
134 Quick Play
140 Correspondence Chess
151 Are you ready... ?