Most games are not won, but lost. Many manuals teach how to exploit a position when it is already favorable. The art of chess defense reviews the practical aspects of the game when you do not have that advantage.
When should strive for open lines
When should accept a sacrifice
When anticipate threats short and long term
Restricting the game of your opponent's pieces
How to create an effective perimeter defense
...and much more!
This book also discusses the appropriate psychological elements for an effective defense (such as cold blood in critical situations, the saving grace or entrenchment) and the principle of exploitable weakness and the principle of economy, all illustrated with over a hundred positions of high competition.
Andrew Soltis is great international teacher and a renowned chess journalist, columnist in the prestigious New York Post and the magazine Chess life. He is the author of more than thirty books chess, among which are published in Castilian by Paidotribo: The essence of the game of chess and chess pawn structure.
- Editorial Paidotribo
- Autor Soltis, Andrew
- Translator Antonio Gude Fernández
- Format 15 x 22 cm.
- Binding Hard cover
- Pages 223 + CD ROM
- Edition 1ª 5 / 2006
- Language Spanish
- ISBN 84-8019-878-8
- EAN-13 9788480198783
- Temas Book + CD, middlegame
- Year of publication 2006
Introduction. What is defense.
1. The spirit of defense
2. Weapons and defensive issues
3. Threats and restriction
4. The counterplay
6. Other questions about the material
7. How to avoid defeat
Solutions to the exercises for study