June 12, 2014

The art of Defence in chess

Today we’ll see how to DEFEND in chess.
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Now we’ll go to the theme of the day: DEFENCE
The position below was played in a game between Iturrizaga Bonelli (2635) and Alvarez Marquez (2410). This game is very interesting, because Black has lots of attacks and White has to stay in defence.
Iturrizaga – AlvarezIturrizaga- AlvarezWhite’s Turn
In this position, it’s White to move. Now you are Iturrizaga Bonelli and you have to find the best way to defend this difficult position. Take your time, if you don’t want to give Black the opportunity to checkmate you.
When you have an answer ready, you can check the whole game with detailed comments on this link: LINK
P.S. How would YOU play in the position from the diagram? Don’t leave without posting your answer! :)