The tiger is a cunning beast. He stalks his prey , be it a small and puny Rabbit or a giant Heffalump , through the forests of the night and although sometimes his strategies are not successful , they usually are because as Simon Webb says ' Fortune Favours the Lucky '. That should really read ' Fortune Favours the Sneaky ' because this book will teach you to play like a sneaky tiger.
This book is essentially a practical guide to playing chess in a crafty way , because the tiger always plays to win no matter how ugly or brutal the way in which he achieves his success. You'll learn tips on how to ' Play the man not the board ' , on how to take on Rabbits ( weaker players who can still bite back ) and even how to deal with the mighty Heffalumps ( much stronger players ) of the game. Learn how to swindle your way to potential victories in grim positions , how not to lose in won positions and how to deal with draws and situations in which your opponent will not resign. Finally , get practical tips on clock control , team play , quick play and correspondence chess.
This is a great book because its so different from the other chess books you'll read , its clearly and concisely written in a witty style and it has ideas for actually playing the game of chess that you can implement whether you are a beginner or a player of great experience : its illustrated too - Ed McLachlan's comical drawings of tigers are a scream ! Even if you don't want to play like a tiger then its still worth getting , its a book you'll love and read again and again plus its always worth knowing what tricks your opponents might be using against you. ' Chess for Tigers ' is one book you should definitely have on your bookshelf and in your chessbook collection !