While some of the key defensive skills follow well-established principles, modern players ally this with an appreciation of chess dynamics that is a good deal more subtle. Zenon Franco provides a wide-ranging course in how to handle difficult positions, seeking not only to hold them together but to go on the counteroffensive, exploiting to the full the commitments and concessions the opponent has made to launch his attack. The methods he advocates are varied: often a countersacrifice is the key, while simplification can also employed as a subtler, but equally deadly weapon.
* Lasker, the Master of Defence and Counter-Attack
* Refuting Premature Attacks
* Fighting Blow by Blow
* Prophylactic Thinking
Zenon Franco is a grandmaster from Paraguay who now lives in Spain. He is an experienced chess trainer, his most notable former pupil being Paco Vallejo, now one of the world's top grandmasters.
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Zustand Nein Produktart Schachbuch Seitenzahl 240 pages EAN 9781906454098 ISBN 978-1-906454-09-8 Maße (Länge x Breite) 24,8 x 17,2 cm Gewicht in g 0 Sprache Englisch Autor/en Zenon Franco Herausgegeben Nein Verlag GAMBIT Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage