The Winning Academy 7: Why is the threat stronger than its execution?

It was Aron Nimzowitsch (pictured) who coined the paradoxical expression “The threat is stronger than its execution.” This phrase sounds catchy and smart but if you think about it, you start to wonder how a threat can actually ever be stronger than its execution. Jan Markos has a number of good answers. (Foto: L’Echiquier 1931)

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