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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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1980. Book Condition: Good. 0th Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP12637569
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hb, xxi + 262pp. VG clean copy in Good dj which has slight edgewear. Contents: The spirit of defense; Defensive weapons and themes; Threats and restraint; Counterplay; Sacrifice; Further questions about material; Avoiding loss. Includes annotated games and test positions. Descriptive notation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 043402
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