Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack

    A Step-By-Step Guide to Turning Defence into Victory

    Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack
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    Publication Date: August 18, 2009
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 238 Pages


    Publisher: Gambit
    Author: Zenon Franco
    Year of Publication: 2009

    Pages: 238
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book DescriptionSuperb 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 counter sacrifice is the key, while simplification can also employed as a subtler, but equally deadly weapon.

    Chapters include:
    * Lasker, The Master of Defense and Counter Attack
    * Refuting Premature Attacks
    * FIghting Blow by Blow
    * Regrouping
    * Prophylactic Thinking
    * Simplification

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