New Art of Defence in Chess: A Complete Arsenal of Defensive Techniques

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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 in Chess 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.

An up-to-date and invaluable resource for today's competitive player.

  • 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".

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    Edition : Paperback
    Publication date : January 1, 2014
    Number of pages : 232
    Publisher : Batsford
    Weight : 324 gram