OK , guys , we're gonna talk about attack and defense , but in the most rudimentary way possible because this is really what chess is all about volumes have been written about attack and defense .
But we're gonna deal with this .
Like I said , in the most straightforward way , let's say white does E four , maybe the most common opening move in chess , black goes E five .
Now , the most logical and probably the most expected continuation is knight to F three .
Because we need to develop our pieces , our bishops and our knights immediately .
So why not develop the knight that attacks Black central pond ?
Now , this could be defended in a few ways we could go , for example , bishop D six .
But that's not something that you're likely to see a strong player do because you're blocking your queen's pond and therefore your queen's bishop .
And it's just creating space problems for no reason .
You could go D six .
Although you're falling behind in development , there's plenty of opening systems .
I'm sure where D six is acceptable , but be careful not to fall too far behind in development .
We could go queen to E seven , but that's not really logical because you're blocking your king's bishop , which needs to be developed .
So the most common way to defend this E five pawn and not fall behind in development would be night to C six keeping up with White in development and simply defending your E pawn .
Now , of course , if white were to make the absurd move of night takes pawn , black would go , night takes night and would be winning the game immediately .
But white is not going to make that terrible mistake .
They'll probably develop the bishop to C four for the Italian game or B five for the Spanish game or maybe knight to C three for the Scotch game .
But that's an example of how to defend a pawn and how to use some basic principles in choosing how to do .
So another quick example would be if I start with E four and let's say black goes D six , which would be the beginning of the perk defense or perhaps any number of other defenses .
If I go bishop B five , check a check , I don't personally recommend it could be blocked in any number of ways we could block with the queen .
That would be a terrible move , losing the queen for absolutely no reason .
And subsequently losing the game , we can block with the bishop , which is pretty good because then if I go bishop takes bishop , I'm giving Black the opportunity to develop their night or I could just go C six and deflect the bishop which is now retreating and maybe is going to get hit again with B five and we'll have to retreat to B three and so on .
But the point is this initial check , bishop to B five can be blocked in any number of ways , it can be blocked with the pawn , the bishop , the queen , which would be awful .
Oh , and the night which I didn't mention before knight to C six knight to D seven .
So there's any number of ways to defend this position .
And a big part of being a chess player is deciding which is the best way to defend .
So I would just recommend C six make white retreat as bishop .
Those are the most basic of the basics when it comes to attacking and defending .