Protect Your Pieces

Protecting your pieces against being captured by your opponent is basic chess strategy. Just donít let your opponent take your stuff! Keep it out of the way of the enemy pieces.

Donít leave hanging pieces out there unprotected. If it must be left where it can be taken, at least ensure that it is protected by another piece. If itís protected and its taken, then you can take back, and itís an exchange.

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