How to defend part 1
This is part 1 of how to defend. If you haven't checked out the how to attack part 1 yet, please check it out after you read this blog or right away. Enjoy!
1) Make sure your opponent actrually has a threat.
2) Bring in pieces to defend that weakness. Look for counter play and ways to slow your opponent down.
3) Look for checks, captures, and direct threats your opponent has and if your opponent does have a move like checks, captures, and direct threats, calculate ways to stop that and see if it's dangerous for you.
4) Don't try to help your opponent. Make sure your don't. Many players weaken their position when they are under attack. (Sometimes me)
Good luck on your defending!