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Hard fought defend!
Compiled by tacticalmonster
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The mastery of chess, as everyone knows, comes from the mastery of endgame play. However, not everyone knows that defensive play is also of equal importance. Very often a loss or a win depend on the player's defensive strength. If an attack is unsuccessful, by all means, players can recompose themselves to start another attack. However, things are not so simple when the players fail to defend properly. Very often hopeless position arise because of it. It is just too difficult to describe how important defensive technique is. This game collection presents to honour those who put up an extraordinary defence against their oppponent.

Give little to gain a lot
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Drawish windmills"
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

A party full of lady
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Traffic Jam"
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

"seki"
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Climbing back up the cliff
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Lowly Pawn vs Mighty Titan
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tricky Rooky
Miles vs Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Piece Shield
B Kantsler vs A Greenfeld, 2005 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

"run for your life !"
A J Mestel vs N Renman, 1980 
(C15) French, Winawer, 49 moves, 1-0

one rook rules them all!
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer the defend specialist!
Browne vs Fischer, 1970 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

absolute light squares lock down against DSB
Ni Hua vs Shirov, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

the a6,b6, d6 and e6 formation gone wrong
Potkin vs Vitiugov, 2012 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 73 moves, 1-0

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