New PDF release: Chesscafe Puzzle Book 3: Test and Improve Your Defensive

By Karsten Müller

Guard to the tip! some of the most very important talents a chessplayer wishes is the facility to safeguard a place that's less than siege. during this 3rd quantity within the hugely acclaimed, best-selling ChessCafe Puzzle publication sequence, foreign Grandmaster Karsten Müller in addition to foreign grasp Merij van Delft learn and expound upon the very important protective suggestions and strategies used to repulse enemy assaults. significant subject matters comprise (1) ideas and techniques of protecting; (2) protecting opposed to a right away assault at the king; (3) Countering the initiative; (4) Saving the draw; (5) Passive as opposed to energetic safeguard; and (6) Use and improvement of counterplay. some of the global s maximum gamers Steinitz, Lasker, Petrosian have been well-known for his or her mythical protecting abilities. Now foreign Grandmaster Karsten Müller in addition to foreign grasp Merijn van Delft will exhibit you the way you could try out and enhance Your protecting ability.

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The point, as Black is now forced to seriously weaken his kingside. B ... f6 l3 ... e6! 4Jd4 is even worse. Ah4 and the stage was set for a nice attacking game by White. I5 ... 4)e4 gh6 22. o. New Delhiffeheran 2000 (W] White enjoys a material advantage, but is therefore seriously lagging in development. Is there a way to wrest the initiative from his opponent? [BI Positions that normally lead to a win, no longer do so against the world's best defenders. How did Anand save himself here? Akopian (2660) Merida 2000 [BI In positions with opposite-color bishops, the initiative usually counts for a lot.

TJg6! wins. 13xg5! Converting to a position where the 105 ... Ae5? This direct defense is not enough. Correct would have been 105 ... Af6! 106. Ei xd6? Ae7 is the point) 106... ~xb5 <£lf2 winning the g4-pawn, after which Black should be able to hold the draw. £)e4+! A clever trick, but Fishbein doesn't fall for it. ~xb5! Now in the remaining ending one can see that a rook tends to outclass two minor pieces on an open board (whereas in the middlegame the opposite is usually the case). c;t>d5? fails to 107 ...

A4!! After this brilliant move, the attack is over as the king heads for a safe haven. Losing is 29 ... ~xh5? §f4 wouldn't help either, as after 30 ... xb4+ ~xa3-+) 31. d8 Black is technically winning. (Van Delft/Ris) 30... ~a5+ ~b3 White has run out of checks, while he has to deal with mate and the hanging bishop. Ad2 b6! A strong zwischenzug, forcing White to give up control over e5. ~xb6 ~e5+ 35. ~dl J1,b7! Returning material is the easiest way to bring the rooks into play. Eif2 38... Touchdown!

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