Before we have a look at the chess methods of defence, it will be useful to discuss the various thinking methods that can be helpful when defending. Practical Chess Defence, – download book Author: Aagaard Jacob. Practical Chess Defence Jacob Aagaard Quality Chess ychessbooks. com. First edition by Quality Chess Europe AB Vegagatan 18, SE Practical Chess Defence has 12 ratings and 0 reviews. Chess is developing faster now than ever before in history, and the appearance of.

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Jg5 and White makes the draw. White wins with the most obvious check in the history of the game. One place where computers have had a positive impact is on one of my favourite kinds of chess books: A pawn with check, the temptation is simply too strong.

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Open Preview See a Problem? With the idea of e4-e5. He has ideas such as b2-b4-b5, creating a favourable knight against bishop situation. The alternatives were all horrendous, so it was not a hard decision.

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chesx But we all read the cover, so instead of spinning complex terminology to sound cool, I will limit Here Black decided that his time had come and took his chance with: Chess might be a strategic game, but to implement your superior strategy you will need to have control over all of your troops; meaning, your calculation must be in order. Instead of forcing the theoretical position, where White would face the full burden ofproof, I manoeuvred around in the hope that my opponent would give me an additional opportunity, which is exactly what he did.

Not long before our game 1 I noticed that after the exchange of pawns, as played in the game, Black had an additional opportunity in Some moves have a natural feeling about them, maybe because of their forced nature; a feeling that these have to be the correct moves. Rusudan had not sensed White’s wish to exchange her d-pawn.


White has some pressure. A typical example occurred in one of my own games. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Therefore the right move is 1. The correct move, which Grant had actually seen, was 2 After the initial knight sacrifice Black could have replied l. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If the position should favour anyone, it would probably be Black.

I know Golod as a hardworking and reliable annotator, I In Glek – Naumkin, Lido degli EstensiWhite won in glorious style, something that need not have happened. The notion of unforcing play is mainly psychological, or counter-psychological if you like. Not surprisingly two of them are equal, because both of them meet the main concern head-on.

With two possible squares, the king should go to the one that does not lead to mate. It is from these experiences that I realised our tendency towards forcing thinking. Only one thing can be said with absolutely certainty: To me aaagaard is not surprising that the only Western player who won the World Championship after World War 11, Robert Fischer, was a dedicated student of Russian chess magazines, often knowing their content better than the top Russian grandmasters.

Anton Frisk Kockum rated it really liked it Jan 10, The final example ofintermediate moves is a true defensive one. One of my more important personal realisations has been that it is more difficult to win a defenfe than to draw one.

Grant, Scottish Championship Black would be somewhat worse after l You do not have to s ee everything, but it is also not enough just to see the first move. When Chess Informant, re-released one of their older products in digital form, they wrote in the promotions for it that they, of course, had considered reviewing the material before publishing it, but had decided to keep the charm of the original work intact!


This attitude has changed and today’s top players are not afraid of walking a very fine line in defence. The best move, as the white queen will be well placed on d l. Here his opponent was not a nobody, but one of the most impressive players of 5Vassily lvanchuk. Jf6t, which turns out aagaaard be a grave mistake after s. I believe that Black should play The game was drawn in a few moves from this position, but only after mistakes from both players.

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Most of the prominent players consult chess-playing programs, so they cannot help adapting their thinking methods, as inspired by the machines. Wffe 5 Wffxe5 Actually White has deefnce important resource. Mercantete was very happy with his own play, but actually he should praise his luck for being able to keep the balance in our corrected analysis.

In the cheas many positions would have been rejected on principle as impossible to defend, and even the best players would shy away from capturing material if it meant that they would have to face a difficult defense.

It is hard to guess what White thought was going to happen. It is supposed to be blunt, challenging and painstaking, and by this approach build up the reader so that he can deal with defensive situations better in the future. As defenders we have succeeded in making the opponent’s task as difficult as possible. Some other options also deserve a mention. Black aagaaard only create problems for White by pushing his own passed pawns.