Push Your Opponent Back
Pushing your opponent backwards is a very important chess strategy. If you control more space on the board, you have an advantage, so it helps if you can push the enemy backwards so that you control more space.
Pushing the enemy backwards helps with both attack and defence. If they are back, then they are passive, and you can build up an attack. And if they are back, it is much more difficult for them to attack your position, as they don’t have pieces near your position.
One of the main ways to push the enemy backwards is to “biff” any pieces that come into your side. It’s very common to biff any Knights or Bishops with the rook pawn if they come into your half of the board.
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