Müller/van Delft: Defense

Müller/van Delft: Defense

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Autor: Müller, Karsten; van Delft, Merijn
Verlag: Beyer
Erscheinungsjahr: 2016
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: hardcover
Seiten: 260

The art of defence has generally received less attention in chess literature than attacking play.

In this book, the authors have taken a special approach to defense by not only introducing the reader to the individual topics using instructive examples, but also motivating them to push the "limits of their comfort zone" as solvers of selected exercises and mental exercises. Topics covered include:

– Principles and methods of the defender

– Defence against a king attack

– Neutralization of an initiative

– Saving the draw

– Passive or active defense

– the development of counterplay

but also questions that are otherwise only neglected, such as defense against the minority attack. A whole chapter is devoted to one of the most resourceful and toughest defenders among the world champions, Tigran Petrosian, and the German edition has been expanded to include a new chapter with current examples and test tasks. The exercises are aimed at experienced club players; if you take these "challenges" seriously, you will be rewarded with having significantly improved and consolidated your own defense skills. Only those who master defense and do not lose sight of it until the end of the game will ultimately succeed in the battle on the board!

Grandmaster Dr. Karsten Müller was born in Hamburg in 1970. He studied mathematics and received his doctorate in 2002. Karsten Müller has been playing for Hamburger SK in the Bundesliga since 1988 and won the Grandmaster title in 1998. The globally recognized endgame expert was named “Trainer of the Year” by the German Chess Federation in 2007.

International Master Merijn van Delft (1979) lives in Hamburg and works as a chess author and trainer. He and his father Karel recorded his experiences in Developing Chess Talent.

260 pages, 1st edition 2016, hardcover.