Originally posted by Furling
well then dear high-level players here, would you be so kind to recommend a good easy to read book about defensive chess for a woodpusher who always gets crushed if his opponent gets the initiative
I think that you need to know your style and copy players who will defend the way you would defend.
Korchnoi would deliberately give his opponent a target so as to counterpunch.
Petrosian would give no target and wait and wait.
Kasparov would launch an attack, often on the king.
Aleckhine would just complicate more and more.
Me, if I am losing I go to pieces, but I try to follow the idea that if I am losing, swap pawns. If I am winning swap pieces. My biggest problem is that if I am losing I play too correctly.