the chess cafe puzzle book vol 3 - Muller & van Delft
The Chesscafé Puzzle Book 3 - Karsten Mueller & Merijn van Delft:
One of the most important skills a chessplayer needs is the ability to defend a position that is under siege. In this third volume in the highly acclaimed, best-selling Chesscafé Puzzle Book series, International Grandmaster Karsten Muller, along with International Master Merijn van Delft, examines and expounds upon the vital defensive concepts and techniques used to repulse enemy attacks.
Major topics include:
(1) Principles and methods of defending
(2) Defending against a direct attack on the king
(3) Countering the initiative
(4) Saving the draw
(5) Passive versus active defense
(6) Use and development of counterplay.
Many of the world's greatest players - Steinitz, Lasker, Petrosian - were famous for their legendary defensive skills. Now International Grandmaster Karsten Müller, along with International Master Merijn van Delft, will show you how you can Test and Improve Your Defensive Skill.
Who should read this book? Highly recommended for advanced players!