Play Unconventional Chess and Win
A Book Full of Original Ideas and Great Examples
by Noam A. Manella, Zeev Zohar
Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2014
Edition: Paperback medium
The computer has changed the way top players think about chess. The silicon mind has no psychological barriers. It is willing to check moves that most humans, including top players, consider absurd and reject instantly. Thus this brave, new computer era inevitably leads to a reassessment of old axioms, principles and evaluations.
In this book the reader will discover the incredible power unconventional moves can have. These moves contradict the most fundamental principles of the old chess , and yet most of them played by leading grandmasters. At first sight these moves look so strange that the reader can not avoid asking, Was this grandmaster was inspired or drunk? The answer will definitely surprise you.
Boris Gelfand, World Championship finalist 2012:
"We are living in a time when huge amount of data is available for chess players, but it is also a drawback because we have too much data! This is the paradoxical reason why the importance of a book, and especially of a good book, grows!
That's why I am very happy to note that Israeli authors Noam A. Manella and Zeev Zohar have come up with Play unconventional chess and win.
This book can be both enjoyable and useful, as it is full of original ideas and great examples. I would like to congratulate the authors on their first book, and I am sure that readers of all levels would benefit from it."