Before looking at your attacking opportunities, always wonder what is your opponent threatening. If you find a strong threat in the position, then ask yourself “Can I play a move that is stronger than this threat ?” - If
yes, play it - If no, you should look for a move that is removing the opponent’s threat pawnbreak.com
Diagram - Black is threatening ... Nxb3 Should White capture the knight with his bishop or is there a better move ?
In this 2013 World Championship Candidates game White chose to exchange
An alternative line
of play where he keeps the bishop
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