Chess and the Art of War: Ancient Wisdom to Make You a Better Player
2,500 years ago Sun Tzu wrote a military treatise called The Art of War. Since then, the book has been used not just by military tacticians but by business leaders, planners, traders, politicians, and even sports coaches. Here, Sun Tzu's lessons are applied to how to play a winning game of chess.Author and chess teacher Al Lawrence and International Grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi have studied Tzu and drawn on his philosophies to deliver 40 fascinating lessons organized into the opening, the middle game, and the end game. Illustrated with extracts from classic chess games, the authors prove that playing by Sun Tzu's philosophies will make you a skilled opponent and a winning player. Whether you're a beginner or a tournament veteran, Tzu's ancient lessons will teach you something new and useful.
Al Lawrence is Director of the Texas Tech Chess Program and former Executive Director for the USCF and World Chess Hall of Fame. Al is an award-winning author, journalist, and editor. He is co-author of the second edition "of The Chess Player's Bible."Elshan Moradiabadi is an International Chess Grandmaster from Iran. Now based in the US, he is currently studying for a PhD and is a professional chess coach and commentator.