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Indirect Defense

An indirect defense is when you do not protect a piece, instead you make it impossible for your opponent to capture it without taking a big risk. It may be hard to grasp so here is an example:

Many times your opponent will still blindly capture it and then he will lose something, maybe even the game. It is important to ask yourself:Why doesn't he protect it? Then you will see it. The indirect defense is a good tactic that instead of passively defending you do something else.

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