Best Defensive Chess Player

  • #41

    Stats mean very little.  One could have a lower "losing percentage" by taking fewer risks, being highly proficient in endgames, or by playing a weaker average opponent.

    The real test would be the win-draw-loss percentage in games against players within 200 points of their rating AFTER being down a pawn (or the positional equivalent of -1.00 by Houdini or another strong engine).  That would illustrate defensive results. 

     

    My own list would include the most fearsome counterattackers, Lasker, Rubinstein, Alekhine, Keres, Korchnoi, Karpov, Kasparov, Ivanchuk, and Anand.

  • #42

    "Best defence is attack." <-- Who said that..?

  • #43

    Better solution for black are:
    15.Ba6+ Ka4
    16.Nxc6 and so on, like simulator below:

  • #44
    kiwi wrote:

    "Best defence is attack."

    The best defence is a good offense?  Perhaps Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, or Carl Von Clausewitz.

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