10 Jan In chess, a transposition is a known position reached by a different move order than usual – a less obvious way of getting to somewhere you. As a result, I was excited when I discovered that Batsford had sent me a review copy of his newest book, Transpo Tricks in Chess: Finesse Your Chess Moves. Transpo Tricks in Chess has 8 ratings and 2 reviews. P.e. said: This is not just another chess book. This is a book that gives you different moves agains.

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Book Review: Transpo Tricks in Chess by Andrew Soltis

A transposition in chess is a little like a bait-and-switch marketing ploy. Soltis’ book is a practical text. I got this book from cess galley. Andy Guertin marked it as to-read Dec 07, The section on the Panov attack in the Caro-Kann, for example, presents an idea on move four that gives black a favorable position.

It won’t improve your overall play dramatically, but you will find dozens of opening tricks that will confound opponents and improve your results.

Transpo Tricks in Chess

Transpo Tricks in Chess is a reference, transpl which the reader will find transpositional quirks that can confuse, annoy, or provoke opponents.


Nathan Zimmermann marked it as to-read Nov 07, Refresh and try again. Soltis’ newest work discusses transpositions: By transposin A transposition in chess is a little like a bait-and-switch marketing ploy. There’s a section on the Sicilian, one on the Ruy Lopez, and a discussion of every major opening, as tganspo as a number of relatively obscure flank openings.

If you like to play chess kn this is a book to at least take a look at if anything it will get you to think differently and that is what we need to do some times. To ask other readers questions about Transpo Tricks in Chessplease sign up.

Transpo Tricks in Chess by Andrew Soltis

For example the double e- pawn opening, or the Sicilian defense. Soltis has organized the book into chapters divided by the overall opening scheme. Feb 23, P. What I found especially entertaining was the way in which his discussion amounts to an arms race within opening theory: Randy added it Feb 14, Open Preview See a Problem?

These are just two but the author breaks down all of the standard moves and take an in depth look into the pros and cons of traditional and traanspo new way. Within each chapter, Soltis discusses dozens of variations. Oct 21, Ernie rated it it was ok.


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Abyad is currently reading it Aug 23, Yonny Vivas rated it it was amazing Feb 21, Return to Book Page. Soltis reveals a finesse trickx in a variation before moving on to a rejoinder that nullifies the original trick. Srinivasan K rated it really liked it Sep 01, Glenn Mitchell added it Dec 20, He is not playing like he or she normally does.

Willie marked it as to-read Apr 18, trikcs In his analysis, Soltis presents each opening move-by-move, presenting transpositional finesses along the way. That is what I got out of this book. Mike Coville rated it liked it Dec 24,