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Defense: counterattack (1)

This lesson teaches you a new means of defending: the counterattack. Sometimes you cannot defend a piece. Or you don’t need to. You defend by attacking on your own turn. You pick a piece that has the same or a higher value. Now, the other side has little to gain in taking your piece.

The example shows you how counterattacking works. White is about to lose his knight. But he manages to save it with a tricky counterattack!

Play the moves and read the explanation – then you are ready to start counterattacking yourself!

Counterattacks are great fun. Your opponent thinks he is smart to attack you. But then you outwit him by launching your own attack!

What do you have to do?
Defend a piece by using a counterattack. Make room for the attacked piece.