The Art Of Defence In Chess - Polugaevsky, Lev, Damsky, Iakov
Prevention is better than cure. Disarmament, the road to peace. Trench warfare. Turning the tide. Mines on the road. Counterblow in the centre. These are just a few of the many names of the chapters in this book. Is this a book on modern warfare? No, it’s a book on defending in chess. By studying these themes the chess player should become a more creative, resilient and complete defender. This is theory that’s going to pay off in practice, without a doubt. The Art Of Defence In Chess is without question a classic on the subject.
First published in 1988 and revised in 2012, it still stands its grounds without feeling outdated in any way. Many defensive techniques are shown in great depth, taken from classic games by classy players. Lev Polugaevsky is a Russian Grandmaster, chess author and commentator. He played at the international top level for many decades.