A fragment from the book by Y. Kirillov ‘Искусство защиты’. Part 35
It is not always possible to come out of the opening with the best position and at the end to fight for the victory, you also have to defend. Sometimes it seems that the position is already ‘impossible to save’, after a while you will have to give up, but there is the only plan that still leads to a cherished draw.
The art of defense in the draughts game is certainly one of the indicators of the player’s skill. We express our gratitude to Yuri Kirillov for the book of paradoxically drawish positions ‘Искусство защиты’. Perhaps in this book you will find the game that was ‘not saved’.
|Diagram No. 176|
White have found the easiest defence.
|Diagram No. 177 (black to move)|
1… FE5!! 2.FG5 HF4 3.EG5 EF4 4.GE3 DE5 5.BA3 AB4 6.CA5 ED4, draw.
|Diagram No. 178 |
White have found a good defence.
|Diagram No. 179 (black to move)|
1… HG5!! 2.CD4 CD6 3.DB6 AC5 4.GF4 CD4 5.FH6 DC3. Draw.
|Diagram No. 180|
White have found an easy draw.