Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Defend by attacking



Attack is considered to be the best defense. So keep looking for a punch and deliver it. Try to have your own view of the situation on the board. Let your ideas take shape and have your ideas ready and follow them. Don't just re-capture automatically. Take a look at the position and see if you have a counter-blow. If your piece is hanging because of a pawn, look for a counter-attack of the same type instead of just moving the piece away automatically. Look for your ideas and push your agenda forward. Reacting can be a lethal error. Acting is to have the initiative. Having the initiative is fun and exciting, it is indeed difficult, and it feels great.