New Art of Defence in Chess
232 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 1. edition 2014
- 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, neutralizing and reinforcing, with chapters on counterplay, sacrifice, and risk management.
- lIIustrated with games played by masters of defence past and present, including the current world champion Magnus Carlsen, plus quiz sections to test your knowledge.
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 minimize 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.
An up-to-date and invaluable resource for today's competitive player.
Andrew Soltis is chess correspondent for the New York Post and a very popular chess writer. He is the author of many books, including What It Takes to Become a Chess Master, 100 Chess Master Trade Secrets and Pawn Structure Chess.
009 Chapter One: What is Defense?
022 Chapter Two: The Spirit of Defense
053 Chapter Three: New Defense
077 Chapter Four: Weapons of Defense
106 Chapter Five: Counterplay
125 Chapter Six: Risk Management
141 Chapter Seven: Sacrifice
162 Chapter Eight: Prophylaxis
181 Chapter Nine: You Against Tal
200 Chapter Ten: Last Chance to Defend