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Work on Defence

Work on Defence

Feb 25, 2017, 3:25 AM 0

Defensive skills is one of the biggest weaknesses in the game. Trying to find a balance between being active, solid, passive. They're difficult problems to solve (just not natural to defend).


A case in point is on my 29th move for Black, where White threatens the d5 pawn. Black can't defend the d-pawn directly and it appears all hope is lost.



I didn't see I had an indirect defence with 29. ... Qf7 which goes through the e6 Rook to ultimately make the d5 capture immune.


Practical Defence (Aagard) is something I'll have to work on.

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