by Andrew Soltis

Most chess games are not won – they are lost. Many instructional chess books tell you how to improve a position when it is already (or may be) favourable. This book offers help when you definitely do not have the advantage.  Every chess player needs a sound arsenal of defensive techniques. This book covers them all – counterplay, when to accept sacrifices, how to anticipate short- and long-term threats, and how to minimise losses. It also helps you create a strong underlying psychological framework for defensive technique – it teaches you how to stay cool under fire, how to stonewall and how to exploit your opponent’s weaknesses.

About the author
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 What it Takes to Become a Chess Master and 100 Chess Master Trade Secrets.

Price: £15.99
ISBN: 9781849941600
Extent: 288 pages
Format: Paperback
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Illustrations: 280 chess diagrams

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