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136 pages, paperback, Russell Enterprises, 1. edition 2014

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We have all seen games - and perhaps even played them - in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International MasterLeonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played.

You will be captivated by combinations and threats, as inexhaustible imagination in defense and attack counterbalance each other. The chess prowess of one player is basically in equilibrium with the mastery of his opponent. Both are playing for a win, both send their chess armies into close combat, and peace sets in on the chessboard when it practically becomes empty after a long and fierce battle.

You will also delight at the spectacular “saving draws,” when, although in a difficult position, a player finds all possible (and impossible!) resources to make a draw. Examples are drawn from the praxis of world champions and outstanding grandmasters, as well as from the games of lesser-known players. Of special interest is the research made by the author regarding stalemate, that special exception in the rules. The book is crowned with an interesting chapter in which the author addresses the drawn games of the world’s top players.

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Weight 190 g
Manufacturer Russell Enterprises
Width 15.1 cm
Height 22.8 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2014
Author Leonid Verkhosky
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1936490813
Pages 136
Binding paperback

004 Foreword by Mikhail Tal

006 Introduction

011 I. David versus Goliath

021 II. Fortune Favors the Brave

042 III. Shield and Sword

047 IV. Grandmaster, You Are Wrong!

062 V. Bobby Fischer's Draws

068 VI. Mutual Mistakes

078 VII. Paradoxes

090 VIII. The Intermediate Move (Zwischenzug )

099 IX. Stalemate

112 X. Grandmaster Draws

123 Exercises: Find the draw!

131 Solutions

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