|Defense is needed in many games. No matter
how hopeless a position is, there is always a chance to offer resistance. When
your opponent is winning easily you should make it difficult for them. Hopefully
they will make a slip.
Take a look at the position. Pretend you're Black and its your move. You're
on the the ropes. You're king is weak and White is threatening to crash in with
What would you play?
This move forces off queens and now the Black king is well placed for the
ending instead of being attacked. A smart move!
Here are some quick tips on Defense in chess:
1. When getting attacked, swap off pieces.
2. Avoid back rank mate. Give your king an escape.
3. Don't give your opponent open lines.