Defensive Strategies

There are many different defensive strategies in chess. Some have the goal of preventing attacks and others are specific strategies to use when under attack.

Preventing Attacks

Preventive strategies: Strategies to avoid losing the game to a strong attack include:

Defensive Strategies

Defending strategies: Specific strategies to use when under attack include:

Drawing Strategies

Drawing Strategies: Various strategies that aim to salvage a draw from a lost position include:

Related Chess Tactics

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