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How to Defend More Successfully!

For today’s post, I am to continue looking at the various ways of improving in chess that many players miss to include in their chess training routine. Yes, many of us do tactics, study endless opening lines, or even devote long hours to complex endgames that they may never encounter over the board in their lifetime chess practice. Still, there are many other areas of chess which are often overlooked by the majority of aspiring chess players due to their broad application and ostensible simplicity. Today, I will talk about how to defend more successfully.

But why would anyone overlook a topic of such importance. Isn’t chess about attacking and defending at the very least? Isn’t there anything more to these two opposing areas of expertise? In fact, superior defending skills are often what decides the games between strong masters who blundered earlier in the games. How many times have we lost to stronger players after completely outplaying them at certain point, only to see them running away with the full point, after our failed attack? Successful defense is what stronger players use as their secret weapon to skillfully avoid some terrible losses that they would have had otherwise. 

In today’s video, I will demonstrate you some important concepts and principles that will boost your defense skills and improve your chances of saving lost positions, as well as withstanding the vicious attacks of your strongest opponents. Defending requires more than good calculation. The knowledge of which ideas to implement at the right time happens to be crucial when one needs to defend their position. Nevertheless, there are many patterns that one needs to get acquainted with in order to become a master of defense. Take a moment to check out my newest video on how to defend successfully! While I cannot introduce all these patterns to you at once, I am going to show you some of the most important concepts and ideas you need to know about successful defense that will guide you in improving your ability to thwart your opponent’s threats before they happen in the way your opponent is hoping for.


Comments


  • 4 months ago

    eteka47

    I couldn't be more confident. Thank you Valeri for that video

  • 9 months ago

    tahildhruv

    Thanks Valeri .Very nice video.

  • 13 months ago

    king_cedric

    thnx tiger.

  • 14 months ago

    Marcokim

    Good job as always Valeri

  • 14 months ago

    santo98rini

    Thanks Tiger,

    Very useful.......

  • 14 months ago

    VuduChile

    Appreciated.

  • 14 months ago

    mikipu28

    Thanks valeri

  • 14 months ago

    chessman_calum

    Very nice video. Thanks for the help :)

  • 14 months ago

    BlackLord13

    good method

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