Paperback, 232 pages
Most chess games are not won - they are lost. There are many chess books that show you how to clinch the win when you have the advantage, but New Art of Defence offers tips and techniques on how to get out of trouble - and even turn the tables - when the chips are down.
Demonstrating how to anticipate threats, accept sacrifices, and minimise losses, international grandmaster Andy Soltis shows defensive play to be intensely tactical and anything but dull. By giving advice on staying cool under fire, stonewalling and exploiting your opponent's weaknesses, he reveals the priorities, principles and mental attitudes of good defenders and shows you how to adopt them.
- A newly revised edition of the 1970s classic, designed to reflect modern chess thinking on the art of chess defence.
- A complete arsenal of defensive techniques: repairing, trading, neutralising and reinforcing, with chapters on counterplay, sacrifice, and risk management
- Illustrated with games by masters of defence past and present, including the current world champion Magnus Carlsen, plus quiz sections to test you knowledge
International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis is chess correspondent for the "New York Post" and a very popular chess writer. He is the author of many books including "The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess," "Transpo Tricks in Chess," and "How to Choose a Chess Move" (all published by Batsford).
ISBN-13: 978-1849941600, Batsford
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