9. Nov, 2022


A swindle is when you play a clearly inferior move, but one that increases the likelihood of your opponent making a mistake if they rush in. It is usually played in a lost position…if your opponent doesn’t fall for it, you really are no worse off - you are still losing a lost game.

Diagram - how will Black try to swindle a draw & will it work ?

ChessWorld tournament: 5 more positions to think through  - click Next to check out the move