It is not always possible to win a game of chess by obtaining an advantage and then logically converting it into a win. In the games of average players the result is often in doubt until the last blunder and the more resourceful player will usually triumph.
No game of chess is won by resigning and the "swindle" in an integral part of modern tournament play. How does one fight back from a bad position? What are the types of resource one should be looking for?
Is it better to defend passively or lash out and try to confuse the opponent? These questions are all dealt with in this entertaining and instructive book. Complete games are given throughout and this allows the reader to understand how the game has swung as a result of a series of errors.
About the Author(s)
Leonid Shamkovich was an experienced Soviet Grandmaster. He was the author of The Modern Chess Sacrifice and many other works. His analysis in Soviet chess magazines was invariably studied diligently by Bobby Fischer. Some of Fischer's wins were attributed to analysis by Shamkovich.
Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century. In 1974, Schiller was the Illinois Junior Champion. Schiller played for the University of Chicago team several times at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. Schiller was the Hawaii action and blitz champion for 1988/89. He was an organizer of the Hawaii International chess festivals 1994-98 including 1998 US Open California Champion 1995. Later that year, he appeared as a chess advisor for the music group Phish on some of the stops for their "Chess Tour" where they played an ongoing game of two chess moves per tour stop and some "band vs. audience" partial games as part of their stage performance.