You cannot win in
chess without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology. No
matter how deep you calculate, there always comes a point where you have
to deal with uncertainties and take a decision.
is carefully calculated risk, and what is bluff? And why were famous
players like Lasker and Tal so successful with both? They realized that
chess is not a science. Emotions also play a role behind the board. If
you can guess what your opponent is feeling and thinking, you are ahead
When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s
calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest
form of risk: bluff.
chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov has played against, and worked with,
quite a few chess greats. Many of them told him frankly about their
thoughts and feelings during crucial games.
These stories became
the foundation of a collection of more than 100 practical ways that
masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of
calculation and take a deliberate risk. It works – even at the highest
level! Tukmakov shows how to trick your opponent into believing your
studying this book, with its many fascinating and often funny examples,
you will think twice before wasting an opportunity to do what even the
greatest players do: bluff your way to victory!
Grandmaster Vladimir Tukmakov (born 1946 in Odessa) had a rich career as a chess player. He finished
second in three Soviet championships and won the Ukrainian championship.
After his active career he became an esteemed chess coach. He was the
non-playing captain of the Ukrainian team that won gold at the 36th Chess Olympiad and currently he coachingDutch chess star Anish Giri.Publisher: New In Chess, 2015
Edition: Paperback medium