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This inventive guide to backhanded backgammon includes methods for psyching out opponents, distracting them, confusing them, hustling them, and generally driving them to frustrated brinks.

Here you will meet the masters of the art, from the Chic Sheikh and Jill the Ripper to the Happy Hustler, master of literally offensive strategies both on and off the board. The emergency maneuvers described here are bound to capture the imagination of even the most serious backgammoners.

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With tongue in cheek and laughter aforethought, Jerry Sohl takes his readers on a merry romp through all the deceits and tricks of one-upmanship as it is practiced in the game of chess. Drawing from his own experiences, he sets out in amusing detail a host of put-offs, come-ons, psychological maneuverings, lures, and frauds to accomplish checkmate.

All illustrated with drawings by artist Roy Schlemme. The author's inventiveness is limitless. All kinds of ploys are carefully described: the amazing effectiveness of reverse polarity; adopting some of Bobby Fischer's tactics; the Freudian gambit; the Blencher; the Hassled Castle; befuddling rule fanatics; talking your way to victory; coffeehouse counter-gambits; when and how to lose; advanced duplicity; and chess of the last resort. The list goes on, though the story is the same; players resorting to underhanded methods get ahead.

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If this is how adults play chess, how can we expect better from developing children? As a Chesslife Coach, I have personally seen and reprimanded kids for unsportsmanlike behaviour, some of which has strayed into the realms of cheating. So what is to be done? The first thing we can do is ask a simple question: why? Why do kids do it?

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What compels a child to cross the moral boundary? Everything has a reason, and according Dr Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins, children cheat because :. Now we know the main reasons, we need to know what to do when confronted by a child who cheats at chess. Father Val J. Peter believes in the following method :. Ask the child about their cheating. Ask them what they did and, more importantly, why they did it. It is important to make sure this happens in a calm and controlled environment. Composure is key. Though the child has indeed done something wrong, they must be allowed to explain their actions.

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Are the children feeling pressured by competitions? Celebrate their participation as well as their triumphs. Assure them they have the right to lose, but not to cheat.