13. Feb, 2019

Dealing with threats

A player's game can fall apart because of their failure to see and deal with threats.

When an opponent makes a threat and you see it, take time to consider your response:

1. Capture the attacking piece
2. Counterattack with a threat of your own
3. Defend against the threat

In this position Black has played 18...Ba6

Whistle  What is Black threatening ?

Unfortunately White did not see the threat and what might follow.

Play  the game to find out how what followed.

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