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The Art of Defence in Chess

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The second edition of a title last published in 1988 which explains the basics of defensive play in the game of Chess, with practice tests covering techniques such as building a blockade, simplification and active defence and counter-attack.
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Pergamon
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Sep 12, 2010 Manny rated it liked it
An interesting fact about chess literature: although attack and defence are equally important, there must be at least twenty books on attacking techniques for every one on defence. More likely it's fifty, or even a hundred.

I wonder why this is? I've never really thought about it before, but now it occurs to me to compare with debugging in software engineering. Every software engineer knows that you spend most of your time debugging programs to find out why they're not working. But, somehow, whe
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Oct 14, 2012 Serge Pierro rated it liked it
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When this was originally published, there seemed to be very few books on the art of defense in chess. Polugagevsky does a good job in presenting the thought process necessary for when a player is facing an attack. Good instruction throughout.
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