A fragment from the book by Y. Kirillova “The Art of Protection”. Part 32


It is not always possible to come out of the opening with the best position and at the end to fight for victory, you have to defend yourself. Sometimes it seems that the position is already “impossible to save”, a little more, and you will have to give up, but here is the only plan that still leads to a cherished draw.

Few people know the art of defense in the draughts game – this is certainly one of the indicators of the player’s skill. We express our gratitude to Yuri Kirillov for the book paradoxically no Man’s Land “The Art of Defense”. Perhaps it is in it that you will find the party that was once “not saved”.

Chart 161 

White achieves a draw with an accurate game.
1.GF4 DC5  2.DE5! ED6  3.EC7 BD8  4.GH2!! DC7  5.FE3 CB4  6.CD4 BA3  7.DE5 AB2  8.EF6, draw

Chart 162 (black’s move)

Black managed to achieve a draw with an accurate game.
1… DE7!  2.FE5 EF6!!  3.EG7 HF8  4.GF2 BC7  5.FG3 GH4  6.GF4 FE7  7.CD4 CB6  8.DE5 BC5!  9.EF6 EG5  10.FH6 HG3  11.HG7 CD4  12.EC5 GF2  13.GH8 FG1, draw.

Chart 163 

White found an excellent defense.
1.BC5!! DB4  2.EF4 EG3  3.GH2 GF4  4.FE3! Draw.

Of course, it’s simple, but you need to know it!

Chart 164 (black’s move)

In a bad position, Black found a good defense.
1… EF4!  2.GE5 ED6  3.ED4 DF4  4.BC5 GH4  5.CB4 CB6!  6.BA5 FE3  7.AC7 ED2  8.CD8 DC1  9.CD6 HG3!  10.HF4 CH6, draw.

Chart 165 (black’s move)

Black found the simplest draw.
1… AB6  2.FG5 BA5  3.GE7 DF8  4.GF4 AB4!  5.CA5 HG7!! Draw.


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