Error Management Guide:
Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 3)

Error Management Guide


Overloading happens when you give a single unit - usually one of the Pieces - TWO or MORE defensive assignments, at any one time.

The trouble with Overloading comes when that Overloaded unit is attacked at the same time as another important Piece or Pawn.

A decision will have to be made as to which defensive assignment to keep focussed on and which to leave to its own fate (usually, the latter ends up being captured).

Where possible, try to avoid giving any ONE unit MORE than ONE defensive assignment, at any one time ... That'll help avoid the sort of dilemma faced by Black, in the video (above).

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