Product Code:
SWB0217NIC

SHOPWORN - Winning Ugly in Chess

Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing
In Winning Ugly in Chess you will see games where weird moves are rewarded. Cyrus Lakdawala knows that playing good chess is all very well, but that beating your opponent is better.
Special Price $12.48 Regular Price $24.95
In stock
THIS ITEM IS IN STOCK!! :) Shipping and returns info

ALL SALES FINAL! NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES!

SORRY, NO COUPONS ALLOWED FOR THIS ITEM!

SORRY, NO COUPONS ALLOWED FOR THIS ITEM!

NO FREE SHIPPING! THIS ITEM DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR FREE SHIPPING

Product Description

Every chess player knows that smooth wins are the exception, that play is often chaotic and positions are frequently irrational. The road to victory is generally full of bumps and misadventures. Welcome to the world of imperfection! Chess books usually feature superbly played games. In Winning Ugly in Chess you will see games where weird moves are rewarded. Cyrus Lakdawala knows that playing good chess is all very well, but that beating your opponent is better. He demonstrates the fine art of winning undeserved victories by:

  • miraculously surviving chaos
  • throwing vile cheapos
  • refusing to resign in lost positions
  • getting lucky breaks
  • provoking unforced errors and other ways to land on your feet after a roller-coaster ride. 


Lakdawala shows how you can make sure that it is your opponent, not you, who makes the last blunder. If you’d rather win a bad game than lose a good one, then this your ideal guide. The next time ‘the wrong player’ wins, you will be that player!

Product Specifications
More Information
Shopworn Yes
ISBN 9789056918286
Pages 336 pages
Publication Date Jul 15, 2019
Notation Type FAN - Figurine
Book Binding Type Paperback
Returns & Exchanges

We can not accept return or exchange requests for shopworn book sales. Because we are offering these current books at an incredible discount due to shopworn imperfections, which may include bent corners and edge smudges, all shopworn book sales are final.

Media Mail Eligible

Media Mail® shipping from the US Postal Service is the cost-effective way to ship Books, Software and DVDs. With shipping rates starting at only $5.00, it's the most affordable shipping method available.

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:SHOPWORN - Winning Ugly in Chess
Your Rating