Tough Positions: How Grandmasters Defend Tough Positions with Grandmaster Damian Lemos.
In this chess DVD GM Damian Lemos stresses the important of paying attention to the underlying balance of the position and to remain alert to the changing dynamics of any position and be ready to adapt and change to a more solid, defensive posture. Many beginner players are unable to defend well because all of their focus is on memorizing openings and playing into attacking patterns they have studied.
However, if things don't go according to their plans, they can be caught off guard and be forced to defend. The are of defense can be extremely difficult top learn, especially for beginner players because it is very hard to know when it is appropriate to stop attacking and start defending. There is always a balance of power in chess, and sometimes your position is not strong enough for you to attack.
If you are a beginner chess player and you aren't able to defend tough positions, you are going to be giving away points for free because you will not be saving hard games. GM Lemos points out that to succeed at any level in chess, you must be versatile and able to defend tough positions! Giving away free points just because you haven't dedicated time to studying defense is definitely not going to help your rating out!
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