Chess Lesson: How to Defend Fiercely when Under Attack

Chess Lesson: How to Defend Fiercely when Under Attack


Preparing for bishop fiancetto Preventing his dark bishop going to g5 Opening a square for knight development Taking his h5 pawn will only activate his rook and dark bishop diagonal Developing my knight It is unwise to take his e5 pawn as it opens the d file while my king is not yet castled Waiting for him to exchange the center would be better as it strengthens my center pawns This is a mouse slip. I intended to castle but got a mouse slip This solidifies my kingside pawns Taking with my h pawn activates my rook Taking his knight with my bishop will only advance his queen If he will push d pawn to d4 square, I will cover my knight to f4 square If his knight will take my bishop then my queen will advance Moving my knight to f4 square makes my position better and strong as it coordinates my pieces Taking his h pawn will not work as his knight will take my bishop, then his rook will take my knight supported by his queen My bishop is now attacked so I have to retreat I have to find a way to forward my queen to attack This square is safe for my King as it prevents repetitive check by his knight at f6 This knight covering will halt his attack for a while and give me time to recover Opening the g file for my rook to attack his king Preventing mate at f7 with check Taking his knight but still preventing mate at f7 Covering check with discovery of my rook towards his queen I cannot protect my bishop now This is draw so I have to find something different

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