In this third volume in the highly acclaimed, best-selling ChessCafe Puzzle Book series, International Grandmaster Karsten Mueller, along with International Master Merijn van Delft, examines and expounds upon the vital defensive concepts and techniques used to repulse enemy attacks.
Major topics include:
(1) Principles and methods of defending
(2) Defending against a direct attack on the king
(3) Countering the initiative
(4) Saving the draw
(5) Passive versus active defense
(6) Use and development of counterplay.
Many of the world's greatest players - Steinitz, Lasker, Petrosian - were famous for their legendary defensive skills.
Now International Grandmaster Karsten Mueller along with International Master Merijn van Delft will show you how you can Test and Improve Your Defensive Skill.
006 Signs and Symbols
009 1. Principles and Methods of the defender
026 2. Defending against an Attack on the King
046 3. Fighting against the Initiative
057 4. Perpetual Check
060 5. Stalemate
066 6. The Right Exchange
076 7. Exchange Sacrifices
095 8. Defense against a Minority Attack
103 9. Defending Inferior Endgames
117 10. The Great Tigran Petrosian
124 11. Easy Exercises
131 12. Tests
164 Chapter Exercises
186 Easy Exercises
190 Test Solutions
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