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Nigel Davies: Strategy for Dealing With a Mobile Enemy

"The light-winged bird easily escapes the huge dragon, but the firmly rooted tree must give up its leaves, it's fruit and perhaps even its life."
--Emanuel Lasker in 'Lasker's Manual of Chess'.

On a related theme Lasker explained that one of the main principles of defence was to create positions which does not have a single weakest point. He also explained that resources used for defence should be kept to a minimum, with most of the army being engaged in counterattack.