A fragment from the book by Y. Kirillov ‘Искусство защиты’. Part 38
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. 191 (black to move)|
Black have a weak flang, but they have come up with an interesting defense!
|Diagram No. 192 (black to move)|
Black can reach an easy draw in this position!
|Diagram No. 193 (black to move)|
White pieces are placed well, however, black have found a weakness!
|Diagram No. 194|
Black have found an opportunity to reach a draw!
|Diagram No. 195 |
White have found a good defending plan!