Chess Defense System and Flaw-Seeking Strategy

Never make a move in chess without a defense network. This is what most chess pros do to maintain impenetrability. The good news is that this technique is not exclusive to pros. We may enjoy doing them right now. Defending chess pieces is always the rule in the game.

Even at the outset of a chess game when pawns are gradually moved out from formation, a pawn network should be in place such that each pawn is supported by another in a chain of defense which is ultimately supported by a major piece. Then after, each move, minor or major, should be well covered by one or two supporting pieces. In this system defense is kept intact in a vicious exchange of pieces.

When our attacking bishop or queen is about to be cornered a good defense system immediately has a blocking support for the queen or bishop paving the way for a quick escape. If a knight is gained by the enemy our systematic defense system easily finds an enemy bishop or knight to counter capture. If an ally pawn is threatened it can confidently remain in place unperturbed because of the workings of the entire defense network. It's either a giant force field or a great equalizer.

Defending chess pieces is also important for elite assault teams sent out to wreak havoc behind enemy lines and close in on the enemy king. This team often comprises the queen, a knight or two, and 2 to 3 pawns. They must each constantly support each other in an unbroken link as they penetrate and demolish enemy defense with a long-distance back up from ally bishops and rooks positioned in their camp.

A good offense takes into account undefended or flawed enemy pieces roaming in enemy or ally territory. Beginners often make the mistake of sending out a "Rambo" queen or knight all by itself utterly unsupported. It's fun to see this loner seeking entry into our camp to no avail and later falling into a simple trap and captured by a mere pawn.

It's easy to lure an undefended queen by setting up a bluff with a pawn or knight. Novice players without knowledge of defense networks often bite into set-ups and become queen-less right at the outset.

Defending chess pieces is an advanced and formidable technique that must be learned early in chess. It is a painstaking discipline but the strategy has been a proven defense-offense system that can break even strong chess fortresses.

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