Mastery: Strategy

How To Swindle Your Opponent

How To Swindle Your Opponent

What should you do when you're losing a chess game? If it's not time to resign, it's time to swindle your opponent! WGM Qiyu Zhou demonstrates the tricks you need to survive lost positions!
  • How To Swindle Your Opponent: Magnus Carlsen vs Gawain Jones

    How does World Champion, Magnus Carlsen respond when he's down a piece? He complicates the game and builds up a winning attack as if nothing ever happened!

    • 15 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Swindle Your Opponent: Kasparov vs Petrosian

    Even World Champions can fall for swindles. Check out how former World Champion Petrosian survived a deadly attack and turned things around against the great Garry Kasparov!

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Swindle Your Opponent: Never Give Up

    The original chess swindler was the great Frank Marshall. Watch how he first survived lost piece and then a bad endgame to defeat his opponent. Marshall's saving combination is one of the most famous swindles ever played!

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Swindle Your Opponent: Online Swindles

    How did Alireza Firouzja swindle Hikaru Nakamura in an astounding blitz game? What tricks work well in online speed chess games? What is the Rosen Trap, named after IM Eric Rosen? WGM Qiyu Zhou will show you the tricks and traps of online chess.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Swindle Your Opponent: My Swindle At The Women's World Championship

    How did WGM Qiyu Zhou escape a lost position against a higher rated player in the Women's World Championship? She found a swindle, of course! Check out this World Championship defensive technique!

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
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