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Grandmaster secrets

by Zenon Franco | 18 August 2009
PAPERBACK
Category: Games & Puzzles
Synopsis
Superb defensive technique is a hallmark of all great chess-players. With a few deft counterstrokes, they not only deflect what looked like an overwhelming offensive, but also expose the darker side of their opponent's build-up. Is this sheer black magic, or are these skills that ordinary players can develop? While some of the key defensive skills follow well-established principles, modern players ally this with an appreciation of chess dynamics that is a good deal more subtle. Zenon Franco provides a wide-ranging course in how to handle difficult positions, seeking not only to hold them together but to go on the counteroffensive, exploiting to the full the commitments and concessions the opponent has made to launch his attack. The methods he advocates are varied: often a countersacrifice is the key, while simplification can also employed as a subtler, but equally deadly weapon. Chapters include: * Lasker, the Master of Defence and Counter-Attack * Refuting Premature Attacks * Fighting Blow by Blow * Regrouping * Prophylactic Thinking * Simplification
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Synopsis
Superb defensive technique is a hallmark of all great chess-players. With a few deft counterstrokes, they not only deflect what looked like an overwhelming offensive, but also expose the darker side of their opponent's build-up. Is this sheer black magic, or are these skills that ordinary players can develop? While some of the key defensive skills follow well-established principles, modern players ally this with an appreciation of chess dynamics that is a good deal more subtle. Zenon Franco provides a wide-ranging course in how to handle difficult positions, seeking not only to hold them together but to go on the counteroffensive, exploiting to the full the commitments and concessions the opponent has made to launch his attack. The methods he advocates are varied: often a countersacrifice is the key, while simplification can also employed as a subtler, but equally deadly weapon. Chapters include: * Lasker, the Master of Defence and Counter-Attack * Refuting Premature Attacks * Fighting Blow by Blow * Regrouping * Prophylactic Thinking * Simplification
€13.30
39 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781906454098
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 18/08/2009
Categories - All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Games and Puzzles, Games & Puzzles
No. of Pages - 224
Weight - 450
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 25
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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