Soltis, Andy Art of Defence in Chess

ISBN 13: 9780047940125

Art of Defence in Chess

9780047940125: Art of Defence in Chess

Most games are not won -- they are lost. The vast majority of instructional books tell how to improve a position when it is already (or may be) favorable. The Art of Defense in Chess analyzes the practical aspects of not having the advantage:
-- How to obtain counterplay
-- When to contest open lines
-- When to accept sacrifices
-- How to anticipate short- and long-term threats
-- How to restrain your opponent's pieces
-- How to create a defense perimeter
-- How to minimize losses
-- And much more

The Art of Defense in Chess also discusses the proper psychological attitudes for successful defense -- coolness under fire, the Saving Grace, stonewalling, etc. -- as well as the Principle of Exploitable Weakness and the Principle of Economy, as illustrated in more than one hundred positions taken from competitive play.

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Soltis, Andy
Published by Allen & Unwin (1980)
ISBN 10: 0047940123 ISBN 13: 9780047940125
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0047940123

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