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Become the next grandmaster with Haynes’ latest Bluffer’s Guide

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Ever wondered what chess piece can move diagonally, what connection rapper GZA has with chess or what on earth a zugzwang is? You'll find all of the answers in the newly published Bluffer’s Guide to Chess.

The Bluffer’s Guide to Chess will tell you everything you need to know about a game where the maxim: ‘strategy is simple, but not easy’ actually makes sense. Learn when to deploy counter-gambits, fianchettos and hanging pieces, and never need a lesson again.

Still not convinced? Download a free preview of the book here.

Ready to play? Buy your copy (RRP £7.99) here.

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