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Protect Your Pieces

Protect Your Pieces

Apr 23, 2017, 8:54 AM 0

It helps to not lose your pieces without justification. A reminder for points is the queen is worth 9, rooks are worth 5, knight and bishop and worth 3 and pawns are worth 1.

When your opponent makes a move it's always good to see what he is threatening. An easy way to do this is to think at the start of your turn "if my opponent could move right now without me even getting a turn what would he do." 

note in this puzzle you are pointing out what the opponent is threatening to do.
Hopefully you spotted it on your own, but in the above position white is threatening to take the bishop, so in an actual game you would want to move the bishop to a place it couldn't be exchanged for a pawn. 
Try to spot what the opponent is threatening below.



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