First Steps in Defence
The Art of Defending
by Andrew Martin
Publisher: ChessBase, 2011
Video running time: 3 hours 16 mins.
This new series „First Steps…” is aimed at chess players below 2000 ELO points. The idea of the series is to provide a basic grounding in a variety of subjects, which will assist general all-round improvement.
In ‘First Steps in Defence’, Andrew Martin treats the viewer to a selection of classic games and lays out a foundation course in the art of defending. Key thinking points reinforce the analysis and the games. The author shows that defence can be fun, and he gives a lot of precious tips.
Tricks which help in defence such as perpetual check or the exchanging of pieces play a decisive role, and examples which involve somewhat passive but solid positions are presented. The DVD is designed to be as easy to understand as possible.
Andrew Martin is 53 years old and is the Manger of Coaching for the English Chess Federation. He is a Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.