Chess for Scoundrels: Psychological Warfare in Chess

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Psychology is one of the most important aspects of chess, yet most players put themselves at a serious disadvantage by ignoring this aspect of the game. Being ‘nice’ is all very well in civilian life, but in the war zone of the chess board a more ruthless approach is required.

The fact of the matter is that a good chess player must be something of a scoundrel in order to survive. On this DVD Davies discusses the various ways by which a player can conduct psychological warfare, from inducing Pavlovian responses to insulting the opposition with provocative moves.

A knowledge of these methods is essential for the serious tournament competitor, if only to avoid becoming another victim.

Video running time: more than 4 hours.

Nigel Davies has been a Grandmaster since 1993 and is a former British Open Quickplay and U21 Champion. With more than 30 years international tournament experience he is well versed in the various tactics that can be used.


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Edition : DVD
Publication date : April 9, 2008
Number of pages : 0
Publisher : ChessBase
Weight : 80 gram