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
- 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
- Illustrated with games played by masters of defence past and present, including the current work champion Magnus Carlsen, plus quiz sections to test your knowledge
The Art of Checkmate, first published in Monaco in 1947, has remained one of the most popular and enduring chess books of all time, loved by chess players at all levels. The original translated edition was marred by careless and faulty translation, but now, for the first time, all these mistakes have been rectified, reflecting accurately the authors' original work. This is the best and most faithful edition of the book available.