By Cyrus Lakdawala
As an 8-year-old boy, Cyrus Lakdawala discovered to his horror that he was once a dove whilst his chess instructor reprimanded him for enjoying an pointless shielding stream rather than banging out a greater and extra competitive one who was once no longer so tricky to discover. due to the fact that then, Lakdawala has committed an incredible a part of his efforts as a participant to attempting to withstand his typical tendency to over-solidify positions and keep away from complications.
Chess for Hawks is the interesting and infrequently hilarious tale of Lakdawala’s fight to unencumber his internal hawk. it's also a hugely educational consultant that may make you consider questions you could no longer have considered before:
-- Does intentionally breaking a rule come effortless to you?
-- How stable are you at ignoring a threat?
-- And at refusing a draw offer?
-- Why do you leave out possibilities to win a gained game?
-- can you distinguish among persistence and apathy?
-- Do you hate to exchange queens?
-- Do you discover it tricky to weaken your constitution in alternate for initiative or attack?
-- Do you're keen on video games with opposing wing castling?
-- have you learnt whilst to exchange in initiative for material?
-- Crossing the purpose of strategic no-return, does that ring a bell?
-- Does your chess taking part in sort healthy the remainder of your personality?
Cyrus Lakdawala does anything no different chess author has performed sooner than: he makes you mirror deeply approximately your type of play and its results.
After interpreting Chess for Hawks you'll be a higher participant since you have mastered an important yet overlooked ability: you'll understand how to obey the position’s standards rather than your common inclination.
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